Nebrodi Black Pig

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Nebrodi Black Pig

Nebrodi black pigs are medium-small and have a black coat with stiff bristles forming a kind of mane along their back. The pigs are raised in semi-wild or wild conditions in the forests and meadows of the Nebrodi mountains. They are fed supplementary cereals and legumes and kept in small huts called “zimme” only when absolutely necessary or when giving birth. Around 10,000 pigs of this frugal and hardy breed are currently being farmed, 2,000 of which are kept by Presidium producers. The farms are very small and the farmers also process the meat.

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Cured pork products available year-round.

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The extinction of this pig breed would represent a serious loss, in terms of its genetic heritage but also for the local economy and gastronomy. The Nebrodi black pig produces excellent meat, and the Presidium promotes the rich and varied range of traditional local products: capocollo, fresh and dried sausages, a salami called Fellata, pancetta and recently also excellent prosciutto, which can stand its own next to the famous Iberian hams.

Production area
Municipalities in the Nebrodi area, Messina, Enna and Catania Provinces

Presidium supported by
Sicilian Region’s Agriculture and Forestry Department
The producers are reunited in the association "Nebrodi black pig breeders and processors - Slow Food Presidium" with headquarters in Torrenova (Me), via Rosmarino, 166 - tel. 328 4206026

Uliana Borrello
Sinagra (Me)
c.da Forte
tel.0941 594433
393 9122275
borrello.ang87@virgilio.it

Cooperativa Locale Naturamica
di Eric Fabio
Longi (Me)
tel. 366 1474182
ericdimile@gmail.com

Fattoria del Bosco
di Antonino Borrello
Sinagra (Me)
C.da Forte
tel. 0941 594436
333 1690200 - 328 3632513
fratelli@trattoriaborrello.it

La Paisanella
di Agostino Sebastiano Ninone
Mirto (Me)
Via San Rocco, 15
tel 0941 919403
334 1892003

Testalonganero
di Mario Carcione
Galati Mamertino (Me)
via Risorgimento, 17
tel. 347 8638515
mariofastweb@yahoo.it
Referente dei produttori del Presidio
Antonio Virzì
tel. 328 4206026
a.virzi69@gmail.com

Responsabile Slow Food del Presidio
Vincenzo Pruiti
tel. 328 4206027
vpruiti@gmail.com
The extinction of this pig breed would represent a serious loss, in terms of its genetic heritage but also for the local economy and gastronomy. The Nebrodi black pig produces excellent meat, and the Presidium promotes the rich and varied range of traditional local products: capocollo, fresh and dried sausages, a salami called Fellata, pancetta and recently also excellent prosciutto, which can stand its own next to the famous Iberian hams.

Production area
Municipalities in the Nebrodi area, Messina, Enna and Catania Provinces

Presidium supported by
Sicilian Region’s Agriculture and Forestry Department
The producers are reunited in the association "Nebrodi black pig breeders and processors - Slow Food Presidium" with headquarters in Torrenova (Me), via Rosmarino, 166 - tel. 328 4206026

Uliana Borrello
Sinagra (Me)
c.da Forte
tel.0941 594433
393 9122275
borrello.ang87@virgilio.it

Cooperativa Locale Naturamica
di Eric Fabio
Longi (Me)
tel. 366 1474182
ericdimile@gmail.com

Fattoria del Bosco
di Antonino Borrello
Sinagra (Me)
C.da Forte
tel. 0941 594436
333 1690200 - 328 3632513
fratelli@trattoriaborrello.it

La Paisanella
di Agostino Sebastiano Ninone
Mirto (Me)
Via San Rocco, 15
tel 0941 919403
334 1892003

Testalonganero
di Mario Carcione
Galati Mamertino (Me)
via Risorgimento, 17
tel. 347 8638515
mariofastweb@yahoo.it
Referente dei produttori del Presidio
Antonio Virzì
tel. 328 4206026
a.virzi69@gmail.com

Responsabile Slow Food del Presidio
Vincenzo Pruiti
tel. 328 4206027
vpruiti@gmail.com

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StateItaly
RegionSicily

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