Maremmana Cattle

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Tuscany

Breeds and animal husbandry

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Maremmana Cattle

The females of this native breed have large lyre shaped horns, and the males have crescent shaped horns. Their coat of fur has grey streaks, and their frame is extraordinarily robust. This variety underwent its greatest development phase in the time between the two World Wars: even on Mount Amiata the quarrymen used the Maremma cattle to transport marble. When Italy underwent rapid land development (le bonifiche) and agriculture became more mechanised, the breed went into crisis, and even bordered on extinction.

The Maremma is very frugal, survives in difficult environments and is only raised in the wild: this explains the survival of the job of the “buttero”, the herdsman on horseback who follows and guides the cows throughout the year.

From October to March the animals live in the bush in large plots. After winter, they are transferred to a rotation of pastures, to take advantage of the available spring meadows. At the end of May, the “merca” is carried out, this is when the one-year-old calves are branded, this is necessary as they are reared in the wild. During this period, the adult cows and the heifers are “imbrancate” (herded in groups of 25-30, with up to 50 cows per bull) for mating. At the beginning of autumn, the bulls can be removed from the herd and the herds are then return to life in the scrub.

There is no doubt that the wild breeding of these animals contributes to their welfare and to the flavour and healthiness of the meat. There is a traditional recipe that is known as the best way to appreciate the Maremma meat, the “peposo” dish, is a stew made using the most muscular pieces and an “asciutta” (dry) ageing. It takes a very long time to prepare it, but the result is exceptional.

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Less than 5000 animals of this breed exist today, they are spread over two regions: Lazio and Tuscany.
The Presidium aims to create a network between breeders, processors and consumers to promote the awareness of this excellent breed and its meats.
The breeders of the Tuscan Maremma area who adhere to the Presidium have created the Maremma Bovine Breed Association with the aim of enhancing this breed by following organic farming systems.

Production area
Maremma,in the Tuscany and Lazio Regions

Produttori - Tuscany

Agriturismo Le macchie Alte
di Giovanni Detti
Località Poderi di Montemerano
Manciano (Gr)
Tel. +39 335 6000180
info@lemacchiealte.it
www.lemacchiealte.it

Aia della Colonna
di Roberto Tistarelli
Santa Caterina
Località Usi
Roccalbegna (Gr)
Tel.+39 348 7349160
info@aiacolonna.it
www.aiacolonna.it

Azienda Agricola Alberese-Terre Regionali Toscane
Località Spergolaia
Alberese (Gr)
Tel. +39 389 9997866
info@alberese.com
www.alberese.com

Macelleria I Piaceri della Maremma
di Raffaele Giannarini
Piazza della Pace, 5
Manciano (Gr)
Tel. +39 335 5706508
giannarini.r@gmail.com
www.ipiaceridellamaremma.it

Manuela Menichetti
Località Santa Barbara
Manciano (Gr)
Tel. +39 335 6398631
manuelamenichetti@virgilio.it

Tenuta di Paganico
di Maria Novella Uzielli
Via della Stazione, 10
Paganico (Gr)
Tel. +39 334 6296799
azienda@tenutadipaganico.it
www.tenutadipaganico.it

Tenuta Uccellina
di Lorenzo Giorgio Petroni
Località Collecchio, 38
Magliano In Toscana (Gr)
Tel. +39 392 9975869
info@tenutauccellina.it
www.tenutauccellina.it

Diana Theodoli
Località Diaccialone
Capalbio (Gr)
Tel. +39335 308903
dtheodoli52@gmail.com
www.lamaremmana.it

Produttori - Lazio

Università Agraria di Allumiere
Piazza della Repubblica, 29
Allumiere (Rm)
Tel. +39 379 2592243
univagr.allumiere@libero.it

Paolo Mariotti
Via del Giardini, 15
Montalto di Castro (Vt)
Tel.+39 347 9785369
marco.mario@virgilio.it

Guendalina Morani
Località La Scaglia
Santa Severa Tolfa (Rm)
Tel. +39 338 7066354
azienda.morani@tiscali.it
www.aziendamorani.it
Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Jacopo Goracci
Tel. +39 328 8395548
jacopogoracci@hotmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Tommaso Giordana
Tel. +39 393 8816122
tommigiordan@gmail.com
Less than 5000 animals of this breed exist today, they are spread over two regions: Lazio and Tuscany.
The Presidium aims to create a network between breeders, processors and consumers to promote the awareness of this excellent breed and its meats.
The breeders of the Tuscan Maremma area who adhere to the Presidium have created the Maremma Bovine Breed Association with the aim of enhancing this breed by following organic farming systems.

Production area
Maremma,in the Tuscany and Lazio Regions

Produttori - Tuscany

Agriturismo Le macchie Alte
di Giovanni Detti
Località Poderi di Montemerano
Manciano (Gr)
Tel. +39 335 6000180
info@lemacchiealte.it
www.lemacchiealte.it

Aia della Colonna
di Roberto Tistarelli
Santa Caterina
Località Usi
Roccalbegna (Gr)
Tel.+39 348 7349160
info@aiacolonna.it
www.aiacolonna.it

Azienda Agricola Alberese-Terre Regionali Toscane
Località Spergolaia
Alberese (Gr)
Tel. +39 389 9997866
info@alberese.com
www.alberese.com

Macelleria I Piaceri della Maremma
di Raffaele Giannarini
Piazza della Pace, 5
Manciano (Gr)
Tel. +39 335 5706508
giannarini.r@gmail.com
www.ipiaceridellamaremma.it

Manuela Menichetti
Località Santa Barbara
Manciano (Gr)
Tel. +39 335 6398631
manuelamenichetti@virgilio.it

Tenuta di Paganico
di Maria Novella Uzielli
Via della Stazione, 10
Paganico (Gr)
Tel. +39 334 6296799
azienda@tenutadipaganico.it
www.tenutadipaganico.it

Tenuta Uccellina
di Lorenzo Giorgio Petroni
Località Collecchio, 38
Magliano In Toscana (Gr)
Tel. +39 392 9975869
info@tenutauccellina.it
www.tenutauccellina.it

Diana Theodoli
Località Diaccialone
Capalbio (Gr)
Tel. +39335 308903
dtheodoli52@gmail.com
www.lamaremmana.it

Produttori - Lazio

Università Agraria di Allumiere
Piazza della Repubblica, 29
Allumiere (Rm)
Tel. +39 379 2592243
univagr.allumiere@libero.it

Paolo Mariotti
Via del Giardini, 15
Montalto di Castro (Vt)
Tel.+39 347 9785369
marco.mario@virgilio.it

Guendalina Morani
Località La Scaglia
Santa Severa Tolfa (Rm)
Tel. +39 338 7066354
azienda.morani@tiscali.it
www.aziendamorani.it
Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Jacopo Goracci
Tel. +39 328 8395548
jacopogoracci@hotmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Tommaso Giordana
Tel. +39 393 8816122
tommigiordan@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTuscany

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