Resia Garlic

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Resia Garlic

This corner of Friuli, wedged between Austria and Slovenia, is home to an unusual dialect with Paleoslavic origins. Probably a small group of people from the Eastern steppe settled in the narrow valley centuries ago, and over time developed their own language. Their music, dances, clothes and Püst (carnival) traditions are also unique. Geographical isolation has allowed the preservation of a rich plant biodiversity, including a very aromatic variety of garlic, or “strok”. Each tiny bulb has six to eight cloves, covered in a pinkish-red skin, and no cloves in the center of the bulb.

Season

Harvested in late July, early August. The bulbs are woven or grouped in bunches to store the garlic until the end of winter.

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With the collaboration of the Resia town council and the Julian Prealps Regional Park, a project has been started to promote the local garlic variety. Thanks to a producers’ association, the garlic grown in the valley is cultivated naturally, fertilized with cow manure, and only rarely requires the use of parasiticides. The Presidium was founded to preserve this small but important heritage crop, able to give a future to the small Resian community.

Production area
Resia, Udine Province

Presidium supported by
Cirmont (International Mountain Research Center), Julian Prealps Natural Park, Municipality of Resia
Producers
Azienda Agricola Paolino
di Gianpaolo Currenti
Via Rualis, 52
Cividale del Friuli (Ud)
Tel. +39 348 1316136
paolino.strok@gmail.com

Mario Di Bernardo
Via Divisione Julia, 4
Resia (Ud)
Tel.+39 339 8281681

Gost
di Sergio Di Lenardo
Località Gost, 9
Resia (Ud)
Tel. +39 348 2254037

La Resiana
di Michael Bortolotti
Via Varcota, 11
Resia (Ud)
Tel.+39 349 3060139
info@laresiana.it
www.laresiana.it

Nicoletta Zattra
Via Clemente Lequio, 1
Tolmezzo (Ud)
Tel. 333 2318867
nicoletta@zattra.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Michael Bortolotti
tel. +39 349 3060139
info@laresiana.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Laura Beltrame
Tel. 335 5708226
tuciza62@libero.it

With the collaboration of the Resia town council and the Julian Prealps Regional Park, a project has been started to promote the local garlic variety. Thanks to a producers’ association, the garlic grown in the valley is cultivated naturally, fertilized with cow manure, and only rarely requires the use of parasiticides. The Presidium was founded to preserve this small but important heritage crop, able to give a future to the small Resian community.

Production area
Resia, Udine Province

Presidium supported by
Cirmont (International Mountain Research Center), Julian Prealps Natural Park, Municipality of Resia
Producers
Azienda Agricola Paolino
di Gianpaolo Currenti
Via Rualis, 52
Cividale del Friuli (Ud)
Tel. +39 348 1316136
paolino.strok@gmail.com

Mario Di Bernardo
Via Divisione Julia, 4
Resia (Ud)
Tel.+39 339 8281681

Gost
di Sergio Di Lenardo
Località Gost, 9
Resia (Ud)
Tel. +39 348 2254037

La Resiana
di Michael Bortolotti
Via Varcota, 11
Resia (Ud)
Tel.+39 349 3060139
info@laresiana.it
www.laresiana.it

Nicoletta Zattra
Via Clemente Lequio, 1
Tolmezzo (Ud)
Tel. 333 2318867
nicoletta@zattra.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Michael Bortolotti
tel. +39 349 3060139
info@laresiana.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Laura Beltrame
Tel. 335 5708226
tuciza62@libero.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionFriuli Venezia Giulia