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Orobiche Valleys Traditional Stracchino - Presì Slow Food

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.


Produced year-round
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

Rosa Carminati e Osvaldo Locatelli
Corna Imagna (Bg)
Via Marche, 18
Tel. 035 856364
348 5646570

Michele Galizzi
San Giovanni Bianco (Bg)
Località Prademanzi, 1
Tel. 338 9240343

Agnese Giupponi
San Giovanni Bianco (Bg)
Località Capatelli, 5
Tel. 0345 43317-3406941077

Guglielmo Locatelli
Vedeseta (Bg)
Località Reggetto, 8
Tel. 0345 47166
Fax. 0345 47344

Sebastiano Monaci e F.lli
Branzi (Bg)
Località Gardata
Tel. 0345 71190

Gianfranco e Matteo Pesenti
Camerata Cornello (Bg)
Via Tassi, 1
Tel. 349 8730008

Martino Rota
Brumano (Bg)
Via Ca’ Belardo, 5
Tel. 035 868413

Pasquina Rota
Brumano (Bg)
Località Resegone, 7
Tel. 035 868522

Il Tesoro della Bruna
Corna Imagna (Bg)
Via Finiletti, 17
Tel. 340 2277564

Fanno parte di questa cooperativa i produttori e allevatori: Melchiorre Salvi, Celina Carminati, Cedric Locatelli, Maria Luisa Carminati, Carla Masnada

Ivan Trionfini
Dossena (Bg)
Località Lavaggio
Tel. 339 7297693

Latteria sociale cooperativa Valtorta
Valtorta (Bg)
Via Roma, 10
Tel. 0345 87770

Prati Parini
di Marco e Lorenzo Fustinoni
Sedrina Cacosio (Bg)
Via Cassettone, 1
Tel. 0345 60245-368 578546
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Marco Fustinoni
Tel. +39 0345 60245 - 368 578546

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Beppe Stefanelli
tel. +39 338 1173182


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