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Dove nascono i nostri prodotti

 

The CROTONESE Marquisate is a unique place, with its hills, its proximity to the woods of Sila, and the Ionian sea, with its a thousand years history. Here the fluctuations of population different in culture and traditions were intermingled, very strong commercial and social ties were established. The transhumance of cattle has represented life for many of these people ,and even today breeding and grazing represent a deep culture of this territory, an important part of its identity. These places rich in tree species and with favorable climate offer today and offered then so much abundance for cattle that repaid by giving the milk that produced a delicious pecorino cheese highly appreciated by bishops and(the)Bourbons. The dividing line between these two worlds indispensable to each other was the fair of Mulerà where most of the trade took place in harmony.

“Ma t’immagini una scatola che tu la apri e…. pam! ci trovi dentro uno dei pecorini forse più buoni che ci sia, magari due oppure quattro assaggi. Dipende dalla scatola, dipende se ti piacciono le cose buone, e se hai un certo feeling con i sapori. Scegli la tua Cheese Box se vuoi una forma di pecorino tutta intera o prova diversi formaggi con la Cheese BiBox, o la Cheese Poker Box se ti piace la combinazione di sapori. E tutto ciò con un costo di spedizione il più basso del web soli € 2,90.

Sarà come comprarla direttamente in bottega, ma arriverà direttamente a casa tua.

Le nostre forme sono realizzate a mano, come una volta.

Scopri le nostre Cheese Box GOLD YELLOW GREEN RED

Cheese Box GOLD

Pecorino Crotonese DOP Stagionato

Cheese Box YELLOW

Pecorino Crotonese DOP Semiduro

Cheese Box GREEN

Pecorino Crotonese DOP Fresco

Cheese Box RED

Pecorino Calabrese al peperoncino

OPPURE COMPONI LA TUA Cheese...

BI Box

“Doppio formaggio, doppio gusto”

POKER Box

“Combina più formaggi in una scatola sola come vuoi tu”

Gli RECIPES

Il Pecorino Crotonese DOP

Lo riconosci per il suo marchio impresso sul formaggio, il marchio del Consorzio di Tutela DOP del pecorino Crotonese e le venature lasciate dal canestro sulla crosta. Come le linee sul palmo della mano questi segni, impressi, raccontano la storia e la tradizione di questo formaggio che ancora oggi è realizzato seguendo una procedura antica e lenta. Un formaggio a pasta dura, semicotta, prodotto esclusivamente con latte intero di pecora. Le sue testimonianze sono molto antiche, già antecedenti il medioevo. Esistono documenti comprovanti l’esportazione risalenti già al XVI secolo. Durante il Viceregno Austriaco tra il 1707 e il 1734 si assiste ad una massiccia esportazione. La sua lunga storia, la sua bontà unita alle sue caratteristiche nutritive ne hanno fatto uno dei pecorini imitati in lungo e in largo.

Per fare un buon formaggio

Ci vuole innanzitutto del buon latte e per avere del latte dal gusto impareggiabile ci vogliono delle pecore vigorose che possano pascolare libere e mangiare le specie arboree autoctone. Per questo il nostro bestiame è nutrito prevalentemente al pascolo da foraggi verdi e saltuariamente con fieni aziendali comunque non fermentati coltivati nella zona medesima. Sappiamo che la microflora selvatica influisce tantissimo sulle caratteristiche organolettiche finali del pecorino. Loglio, il trifoglio, la cicoria, la sulla, l’erba medica rendono il suo gusto deciso e delicato… spettacolare

Un’arte che non si può improvvisare

Transforming milk into pecorino cheese is a magic that cannot be explained, an art that cannot be improvised .You need a great passion, you have to be born in these places, to have lived there, you have to know all the secrets, of milk, of,aromas, passed on for generations, knowing how to measure out the slow and repetitive gestures of know-how. It is necessary to have a pure heart and temperament for the transformation to take place as it has been handed down since over time.

La cooperativa siamo noi

  • Together we are stronger

Calabrialleva was created from the legacy built over time and on the territory by Apocc, a cooperative society of sheep and goat breeders from Calabria. It is based on mandatory principles of respect, enhancement and sharing. Attention is paid first of all to local producers, the real protagonists of this small great revolution, who can so proudly continue a working tradition passed on from generation to generation. All this allows us to offer safe and protected product, with a high level of food quality, to be customer friendly. This Participatory Guarantee System is an innovative means for the enhancement of products in the short supply chain. It basically means going back to have more strength and voice in the matter. But there's more. A structured local production contributes to safeguarding the environment, culture and identity of hese places….
Apocc was founded in 1984, afterwards recognized by the decree of the President of the Calabria Region No.658 of May 1988, with the aim of protecting the rights of Calabrian breeders.
Initially there were 150 member companies with a production locations of sheep and goat farms in the plains and hills. For a total of about 120,000 sheep and 25 ,000 goats. It became a cooperative society Caprini Sheep Producers of Calabria in 2005.
The story begins to get interesting when the cooperative decides to form a social dairy. This meant being in control of the entire production chain. A goal that allows us to achieve an even more exclusive European goal, the protected designation of origin of Pecorino Crotonese, which becomes PDO.
The Apocc has as it primary objective the appreciation and promotion of the typical cheeses of Crotonese to make known the history, traditions and culture of this territory.
Furthermore, it provides consulting services to the various activities as well as assistance in the marketing of meat and milk. The traceability system comprehensively traces the entire supply chain that starts from the single farm member of the dairy, passing through the transport system to the plant and ending with the marketing of the finished product. All traceable by barcode.

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