Orobiche Valleys Traditional Stracchino

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Lombardy

Milk and milk products

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Orobiche Valleys Traditional Stracchino

The name stracchino seems to have come from the dialect word “stracch” (tired), and refers to the cheese that used to be made during stops along the transhumance routes, using small amounts of whole milk drawn from the cows who were exhausted from the journey. It had to be prepared quickly, without heating the milk and without much time for curdling and draining. The stracchino made in the Taleggio Valley was particularly famous, and from the early years of the 20th century, all the cheeses of this type began to be called Taleggio. Now that Taleggio has become an industrial cheese, it is necessary to use the old term stracchino to identify the authentic, artisanal, mountain product.

Season

Produced year-round

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True Orobiche valleys stracchino is still being made in the traditional way in the Brembana Valley and the Serina, Taleggio and Imagna side valleys. The Presidium unites the small-scale farmers and cheesemakers who are determined to preserve this little-known tradition. In these valleys, the farmers are the true guardians of the environment, tending pastures rich in extraordinary grasses and herbs and helping to preserve this extraordinary landscape. Cheesemaking also offers an alternative to work in the towns and cities on the valley floor, helping prevent the depopulation of the mountains.

Production area
Brembana, Serina, Taleggio and Imagna valleys, Bergamo Province

Presidium supported by
Mountain Community of Brembana Valley, Mountain Community of Imagna Valley, Bergamo Chamber of Commerce, Bergamo Province Agricultural Department

Producers
Agriturismo Prati Parini
di Marco Fustinoni
Via Ca’ Chinaglio, 8
Sedrina Cacosio (Bg)
Tel. +39 368 578546
agriturismopratiparini@gmail.com
www.agriturismopratiparini.com

Fratello di Osvaldo Locatelli
Via Marche, 18
Corna Imagna (Bg)
Tel. +39 348 5646570
orietta.locatelli@alice.it

Latteria Sociale Cooperativa Valtorta
Via Roma, 10
Valtorta (Bg)
Tel. +39 348 9248392
latteriavaltorta@gmail.com
www.latteriavaltorta.it

Guglielmo Locatelli
Frazione Reggetto, 50
Vedeseta (Bg)
Tel. +39 340 7722441
soc.agricolaloca@gmail.com

Sebastiano Monaci
Località Gardata
Branzi (Bg)
Tel.+39 348 9352267
info@monaciformaggitipici.it

Panda
di Alberto Pandini
Località Foppa
San Pellegrino Terme (Bg)
Tel. +39 328 8626714
pandinialberto5@gmail.com

Matteo Pesenti
Via Tassi, 1
Camerata Cornello (Bg)
Tel. +39 349 8730008
matteopsnt90@gmail.com

Marco Previtali
Via Pasanello, 9
Sant’Omobono Terme (Bg)
Tel. +39 339 4554044
previtali.marco@hotmail.it

Recudino
di Francesco Carminati
Località Recudino
Sant’Omobono Terme (Bg)
Tel. +39 388 7808629
francescocarminati@yahoo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Marco Fustinoni
Tel. +39 368 578546
agriturismopratiparini@gmail.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Beppe Stefanelli
Tel. +39 338 1173182
beppe.stefanelli@gmail.com
True Orobiche valleys stracchino is still being made in the traditional way in the Brembana Valley and the Serina, Taleggio and Imagna side valleys. The Presidium unites the small-scale farmers and cheesemakers who are determined to preserve this little-known tradition. In these valleys, the farmers are the true guardians of the environment, tending pastures rich in extraordinary grasses and herbs and helping to preserve this extraordinary landscape. Cheesemaking also offers an alternative to work in the towns and cities on the valley floor, helping prevent the depopulation of the mountains.

Production area
Brembana, Serina, Taleggio and Imagna valleys, Bergamo Province

Presidium supported by
Mountain Community of Brembana Valley, Mountain Community of Imagna Valley, Bergamo Chamber of Commerce, Bergamo Province Agricultural Department

Producers
Agriturismo Prati Parini
di Marco Fustinoni
Via Ca’ Chinaglio, 8
Sedrina Cacosio (Bg)
Tel. +39 368 578546
agriturismopratiparini@gmail.com
www.agriturismopratiparini.com

Fratello di Osvaldo Locatelli
Via Marche, 18
Corna Imagna (Bg)
Tel. +39 348 5646570
orietta.locatelli@alice.it

Latteria Sociale Cooperativa Valtorta
Via Roma, 10
Valtorta (Bg)
Tel. +39 348 9248392
latteriavaltorta@gmail.com
www.latteriavaltorta.it

Guglielmo Locatelli
Frazione Reggetto, 50
Vedeseta (Bg)
Tel. +39 340 7722441
soc.agricolaloca@gmail.com

Sebastiano Monaci
Località Gardata
Branzi (Bg)
Tel.+39 348 9352267
info@monaciformaggitipici.it

Panda
di Alberto Pandini
Località Foppa
San Pellegrino Terme (Bg)
Tel. +39 328 8626714
pandinialberto5@gmail.com

Matteo Pesenti
Via Tassi, 1
Camerata Cornello (Bg)
Tel. +39 349 8730008
matteopsnt90@gmail.com

Marco Previtali
Via Pasanello, 9
Sant’Omobono Terme (Bg)
Tel. +39 339 4554044
previtali.marco@hotmail.it

Recudino
di Francesco Carminati
Località Recudino
Sant’Omobono Terme (Bg)
Tel. +39 388 7808629
francescocarminati@yahoo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Marco Fustinoni
Tel. +39 368 578546
agriturismopratiparini@gmail.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Beppe Stefanelli
Tel. +39 338 1173182
beppe.stefanelli@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionLombardy

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