Lake Iseo Traditional Dried Shad

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Lombardy

Fish, sea food and fish products

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Lake Iseo Traditional Dried Shad

Though known as sardina in Italian because of its sardine-like shape, Alosa agone (synonym Alosa fallax lacustris) is actually a freshwater fish, twaite shad. Found in many Alpine lakes, around Lake Iseo the fish is preserved using an unusual technique. Every day the fishermen go out at sunset to set their nets, returning at dawn to draw them in. The fresh fish are then salted for 48 hours before being left to dry for around a month somewhere shady and well ventilated. After the drying they are arranged in containers, pressed to drain off the fat and covered in olive oil, then left for at least four months. They are usually eaten lightly griddled and served with polenta.
Fishing in Lake Iseo is hard work and not very profitable, and the activity risks disappearing. Additionally, overfishing and the lack of repopulation initiatives mean that catch volumes are in decline.

Season

Available all year round

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The Presidium—supported Franciacorta winery Barone Pizzini—wants to promote the ancient techniques for fishing and preserving twaite shad and to support local production.

Production area
Lake Iseo, Brescia Province

Presidium supported by
Barone Pizzini
Producers

Fratelli Archetti Snc
Via Peschiera Maraglio, 66
Monte Isola (Bs)
Tel. 347 6709649
pescheriaflliarchetti@gmail.com

Danilo Baiguini
Via Torrione, 46
Costa Volpino (Bg)
Tel. 338 3766946
baiguinidanilo.69@gmail.com

Andrea Soardi
Via Carzano, 38
Monte Isola (Bs)
Tel. 347 0147348
pescheriamontisola@gmail.com

Fernando Soardi
Via Carzano, 33
Monte Isola (Bs)
Tel. 338 4037775
soardi@inwind.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Fernando Soardi
Tel. +39 338 4037775
nandosoardi@icloud.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Patrizia Ucci
Tel. +39 335 6639575
annapatrizia.ucci@gmail.com
The Presidium—supported Franciacorta winery Barone Pizzini—wants to promote the ancient techniques for fishing and preserving twaite shad and to support local production.

Production area
Lake Iseo, Brescia Province

Presidium supported by
Barone Pizzini
Producers

Fratelli Archetti Snc
Via Peschiera Maraglio, 66
Monte Isola (Bs)
Tel. 347 6709649
pescheriaflliarchetti@gmail.com

Danilo Baiguini
Via Torrione, 46
Costa Volpino (Bg)
Tel. 338 3766946
baiguinidanilo.69@gmail.com

Andrea Soardi
Via Carzano, 38
Monte Isola (Bs)
Tel. 347 0147348
pescheriamontisola@gmail.com

Fernando Soardi
Via Carzano, 33
Monte Isola (Bs)
Tel. 338 4037775
soardi@inwind.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Fernando Soardi
Tel. +39 338 4037775
nandosoardi@icloud.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Patrizia Ucci
Tel. +39 335 6639575
annapatrizia.ucci@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionLombardy