White Modenese Cow

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Emilia Romagna

Breeds and animal husbandry

Milk and milk products

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White Modenese Cow

In the 1950s, there were 140,000 head of this cattle breed, but over successive decades it suffered a steep decline, corresponding to the unstoppable rise of the Friesian. The success of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese convinced farmers to replace the two native breeds—Modenese White and Reggiana Red—with cows from the Netherlands, famous for their productivity and with udders suited to mechanical milking. The Modenese White is a hardy breed, used for milk and meat, and in the past was also used to work the fields. Its milk is ideal for cheesemaking.

Season

Modenese white cow Parmesan Reggiano is available year-round

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The small farms that raise a few dozen Modenese 'bianca' cheeses each deliver their milk to two dairies, which produce Parmigiano Reggiano. The plant essences of the mountain meadows give the milk a variety of aromas and flavors that strongly characterize the identity of bianca’s Parmigiano Reggiano.

Production area
Modena Province

Presidium supported by
Modena Province, Emilia-Romagna Region
Producers

The breeders who look after the Modenese white cattle breed are united in the
Consortium for the Valorisation of Modenese-Valpadana White Breed Products
Via Serravecchia, 35
Serramazzoni (Mo)
Tel. +39 333 2759009(chairman: Gilberto Leonelli)

Farmhouse Tizzano
of Stefano Fogacci
Via Lamizze, 1197
Zocca (Mo)
Tel. +39 334 3371777
s.fogacci@gmail.com

Caseificio Rosola
Locality Rosola Via Rosola, 1083
Zocca (Mo)
Tel. +39 335 7067633
info@caseificiorosola.it
www.caseificiorosola.it

The dairy works with milk from the Modenese white cows of the following farms
Cà Marmocchi and La Pendice di Zocca.

Santa Rita Bio Caseificio Sociale 1964
Via Pompeano, 2294
Serramazzoni (Mo)
Tel. +39 333 3434571
marketing@santaritabio.com
www.santaritabio.com

The organic milk of only white cows from Modena used in the production of organic Parmigiano Reggiano comes from the farms of the Società agricola Bio San Carlo in Selva di Serramazzoni, Giuliano Vandelli in Castelvetro and Braglia Fratelli Società agricola in Selva di Serramazzoni.
At the Caseificio headquarters it is possible to buy meat packs from the organic farmers of the Società agricola Bio San Carlo and the Società agricola Biologica La Solforosa di Selva-Pompeano di Serramazzoni.

Some farms breed white Modenese beef cattle: Carlo Camurri of Pederzona, Mongiorgi of Castelfranco Emilia and Gianfranco Pifferi of Prignano sul Secchia.

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Maurizio Nascimbeni
Tel. +39 335 5353895
nasci_mauri@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Gino Quartieri
Tel. +39 348 7264022
gino.q@aitec.it
The small farms that raise a few dozen Modenese 'bianca' cheeses each deliver their milk to two dairies, which produce Parmigiano Reggiano. The plant essences of the mountain meadows give the milk a variety of aromas and flavors that strongly characterize the identity of bianca’s Parmigiano Reggiano.

Production area
Modena Province

Presidium supported by
Modena Province, Emilia-Romagna Region
Producers

The breeders who look after the Modenese white cattle breed are united in the
Consortium for the Valorisation of Modenese-Valpadana White Breed Products
Via Serravecchia, 35
Serramazzoni (Mo)
Tel. +39 333 2759009(chairman: Gilberto Leonelli)

Farmhouse Tizzano
of Stefano Fogacci
Via Lamizze, 1197
Zocca (Mo)
Tel. +39 334 3371777
s.fogacci@gmail.com

Caseificio Rosola
Locality Rosola Via Rosola, 1083
Zocca (Mo)
Tel. +39 335 7067633
info@caseificiorosola.it
www.caseificiorosola.it

The dairy works with milk from the Modenese white cows of the following farms
Cà Marmocchi and La Pendice di Zocca.

Santa Rita Bio Caseificio Sociale 1964
Via Pompeano, 2294
Serramazzoni (Mo)
Tel. +39 333 3434571
marketing@santaritabio.com
www.santaritabio.com

The organic milk of only white cows from Modena used in the production of organic Parmigiano Reggiano comes from the farms of the Società agricola Bio San Carlo in Selva di Serramazzoni, Giuliano Vandelli in Castelvetro and Braglia Fratelli Società agricola in Selva di Serramazzoni.
At the Caseificio headquarters it is possible to buy meat packs from the organic farmers of the Società agricola Bio San Carlo and the Società agricola Biologica La Solforosa di Selva-Pompeano di Serramazzoni.

Some farms breed white Modenese beef cattle: Carlo Camurri of Pederzona, Mongiorgi of Castelfranco Emilia and Gianfranco Pifferi of Prignano sul Secchia.

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Maurizio Nascimbeni
Tel. +39 335 5353895
nasci_mauri@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Gino Quartieri
Tel. +39 348 7264022
gino.q@aitec.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionEmilia Romagna