Morozzo capons are castrated roosters from the Morozzo breed. When they are mature they have a long black metallic tail and glossy brick-red feathers trimmed with blue or green. The cockerels are born in the spring and castrated in August, then roam freely for another four or five months. Their meat is tender and delicate, and purists enjoy is simply boiled and dipped in salt, or served with a typical “bagnet verde” (green sauce).
The traditional Morozzo capon is slaughtered at an age of at least 220 days. The slaughter takes place in autumn and winter.
Morozzo Municipality and surrounding areas, Cuneo Province
Presidium supported by
Morozzo Municipality, Consortium for the Promotion of Morozzo Capon and Other Traditional Fowls
Consorzio per la tutela e la valorizzazione
del Cappone di Morozzo
e delle Produzioni Avicole Tradizionali
via Bongioanni, 4
tel. +39 349 0712309
tel. +39 3490712309
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
tel. +39 339 1231655