The Bresaola della Valtellina P.g.i.
The unique climate of the valley is the main secret that characterizes the production of Bresaola della Valtellina P.g.i. and makes it a typical product, unique and inimitable.
The fresh air and clear air that descends from the heart of the Alps and the particular shape of the Province of Sondrio, totally covered in the typical area of production, create ideal conditions for the gradual seasoning of bresaola.
However, the climate is not the only determining factor. The charm of this high-quality cured meat, made with the best cuts of beef thigh, is implicit in its transformation, since the processing steps must follow strict rules, that tradition has turned into a real ritual, passed down from father to son with passion and professionalism.
The ability to choose the best beef cuts, the tip of the hip and topside, the trimming skill and the good balance of natural flavorings have their roots in ancient secret recipes.
The massaging of the meat during the salting process and the right changes of temperature and humidity, which must take place at a specific time and in specific ways during the aging process, nowadays are still the legacy of a culture written in the local tradition.
Today the real Bresaola della Valtellina which differs from the “dried meat” and other products derived from the dried beef is guaranteed by the Community trade mark P.g.i. (Protected Geographical Indication), used only by producers in the province of Sondrio. The brand is recognised only to the master butchers who conform to the strict P.g.i. procedural guidelines, under the strict supervision of the Control CSQA Certification Ltd and the Consortium, authorized by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
It is a very nutritious cured meat, absolutely the most low-fat, high in protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and easily digestible: ideal for those who love lightness without sacrificing taste.
It is a versatile ingredient that allows creative combinations and the creation of refined dishes, as well as appetizers and snacks that are quick and easy to prepare.