Animals

FREE RANGE 

denotes a method of farming husbandry where the animals, for at least part of the day, can roam freely outdoors, rather than being confined in an enclosure for 24-hours each day. On many farms, the outdoors ranging area is fenced, thereby technically making this an enclosure, however, free range systems usually offer the opportunity for extensive locomotion and sunlight prevented by indoor housing systems. Free range may apply to meat, eggs or dairy farming.

 

 

red cow freeThe Reggiana is an autocthonous bovine of Northern Italy, currently it’s exclusive aptitude is to produce milk that will be used for transformation in Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. The breed preserves excellent reproductive, rusticity performances and a good quality of meat produced by the fatted cows ad animals that have to be butchered. Read more… 
frison free rangeHolstein Friesians (often shortened as holsteins) are a breed of cattle known today as the world’s highest-production dairy animals. Originating in Europe, Friesians were bred in what is now the Netherlands and more specifically in the two northern provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and northern Germany, more specifically what is now Schleswig-Holstein Germany. 
bruna alpina brow cowThe Grey Alpine / Grauvieh is a typical breed of mountain cattle that gives excellent production of milk and meat. The animals are of medium size and weight and have a correct locomotor apparatus with very strong hooves. They are rustic, frugal, have a strong instinct for finding their own food, and are able to convert even coarse vegetation efficiently. Read more…
black pork slow food presidium mora romagnola 3Mora Romagnola pigs are easy to recognize thanks their dark-brown coat, almost black, the unusual almond shape of their eyes and the very long tusks of the males, which makes them look more like boars than pigs. Like many heritage breeds, they are energetic, predisposed to fattening and very hardy, making them ideal for farming outdoors. With the spread of industrial pig farms, the breed has been almost completely abandoned because of its slow growth. Read more ...
sheep`s free 1Sheep’s milk has more fat and protein than cow’s milk. It is richer and it generally takes less sheep’s milk to make a pound of cheese than cow’s milk. Cheese made with sheep’s milk tends to have a nutty and sweet flavor.