Piedmontese Blonde Hen and Saluzzo White Hen

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Piedmontese Blonde Hen and Saluzzo White Hen

Piedmont is home to two traditional chicken breeds: the Piedmontese blonde, also known, depending on the area, as Cuneo blonde, Villanova blonde, Crivelle red or Nostralina; and the Saluzzo white, also known as Cavour white. The blonde chicken has golden-tan plumage, a tall black metallic tail, a yellow beak and a well-developed crest. The Saluzzo white is similar, though its plumage is white and it is farmed in a very small area, corresponding to the ancient Saluzzo Marquisate. In the past, many farmhouses around the area would raise flocks of up to 300 chickens.

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Season

The product is commercially available throughout the year.

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Industrial farming and intensive agriculture, particularly in the area around Saluzzo, arrived in the 1960s. As a result, these breeds, suited only to outdoor rearing, were superseded. The Presidium’s work to revive the breeds began thanks to the Verzuolo agriculture and environment institute. A consortium was started for farmers of the three native Piedmontese poultry and rabbit breeds protected by Presidia. The farmers follow a strict protocol which stipulates a natural diet for the chickens and outdoor spaces where they can graze.

Production area
Cuneo, Asti and Turin Provinces

Presidium supported by
Piedmontese Blonde Hen, Saluzzo White Hen and Carmagnola Gray Rabbit Consortium
Consorzio di Tutela delle razze avicunicole piemontesi
Bionda, Bianca, Grigio
Carmagnola (To)
via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 2
tel. +39 338 9317319

Pasqualina Baldo
Morozzo (Cn)
Via Santo Stefano, 6
Tel. +39 0171 772713
pasqualina.baldo@gmail.com
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi.

Paola Bosso
Moretta (Cn)
Regione Varaita, 6
Tel. +39 338 8370114
marco@piovano.org
Alleva gallina bionde piemontesi e bianche di Saluzzo.

Cascina Capello
di Antonio Capello
Villanova d’Asti (At)
Strada Provinciale per Montafià, 26
Tel. +39 0141 937133 - 339 7116342
info@cascinacapello.it
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi.

La Cerea di Ermanno Panero
Pralormo (To)
Regione Roncaglia
Cascina Cerea, 7
Tel. +39 011 9481265 - 333 5742594
lacerea@libero.it
Alleva e trasforma galline bionde
piemontesi.

Il Cervo di Enrico Lovera
Saluzzo (Cn)
Frazione Cervignasco, 12
Tel. +39 0175 71194 - 335 1008885
enricolovera@gmail.com
Alleva galline bianche di Saluzzo.

Adriano Delù
Murisengo (Al)
Via Rivo, 35
Tel. +39 339 1218119-331 2574195
agri.adri@gmail.com
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi.

Valeria Demonte
Cantalupa (To)
Via Sala, 41
Tel. +39 0121 352002
cascinasala@cascinasala.it
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi e bianche di Saluzzo
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Gianfranco Marengo
Tel. 338 9317319
gfmarengo59@gmail.com

Industrial farming and intensive agriculture, particularly in the area around Saluzzo, arrived in the 1960s. As a result, these breeds, suited only to outdoor rearing, were superseded. The Presidium’s work to revive the breeds began thanks to the Verzuolo agriculture and environment institute. A consortium was started for farmers of the three native Piedmontese poultry and rabbit breeds protected by Presidia. The farmers follow a strict protocol which stipulates a natural diet for the chickens and outdoor spaces where they can graze.

Production area
Cuneo, Asti and Turin Provinces

Presidium supported by
Piedmontese Blonde Hen, Saluzzo White Hen and Carmagnola Gray Rabbit Consortium
Consorzio di Tutela delle razze avicunicole piemontesi
Bionda, Bianca, Grigio
Carmagnola (To)
via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 2
tel. +39 338 9317319

Pasqualina Baldo
Morozzo (Cn)
Via Santo Stefano, 6
Tel. +39 0171 772713
pasqualina.baldo@gmail.com
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi.

Paola Bosso
Moretta (Cn)
Regione Varaita, 6
Tel. +39 338 8370114
marco@piovano.org
Alleva gallina bionde piemontesi e bianche di Saluzzo.

Cascina Capello
di Antonio Capello
Villanova d’Asti (At)
Strada Provinciale per Montafià, 26
Tel. +39 0141 937133 - 339 7116342
info@cascinacapello.it
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi.

La Cerea di Ermanno Panero
Pralormo (To)
Regione Roncaglia
Cascina Cerea, 7
Tel. +39 011 9481265 - 333 5742594
lacerea@libero.it
Alleva e trasforma galline bionde
piemontesi.

Il Cervo di Enrico Lovera
Saluzzo (Cn)
Frazione Cervignasco, 12
Tel. +39 0175 71194 - 335 1008885
enricolovera@gmail.com
Alleva galline bianche di Saluzzo.

Adriano Delù
Murisengo (Al)
Via Rivo, 35
Tel. +39 339 1218119-331 2574195
agri.adri@gmail.com
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi.

Valeria Demonte
Cantalupa (To)
Via Sala, 41
Tel. +39 0121 352002
cascinasala@cascinasala.it
Alleva galline bionde piemontesi e bianche di Saluzzo
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Gianfranco Marengo
Tel. 338 9317319
gfmarengo59@gmail.com