Our Grigio del Casentino pigs are raised in a semi-free range in Casentino, in a short and extensive production line. Our animals grow in peace between pastures and woods, for as long as it takes, feeding mostly on what nature has to offer. That’s how their meat, especially their fat, takes on unique flavors: the genuine taste of pork meat as it used to be.
A cross between the Large White and the Cinta Senese pigs, Grigio del Casentino pigs have exquisite meat, with an excellent nutritional balance and a meat rich in healthy fat. Free life in nature leaves its mark on genuine flavors and a super tasty firm fat, perfectly balanced with lean meat.
We firmly believe that the pig is a perfect animal, capable of giving us so many products. An animal of great value, which deserves to be raised with attention and respect by the small-scale farmers we carefully selected. We have decided to cure our meat exactly the way we would like to eat it, as our farmers used to in the countryside. We firmly believe that meat consumption should be sustainable and healthy, for man and the environment.
By nature, I rely on empathy a lot and when I find it in someone, I always give a lot of trust. Working with the Grigio del Casentino guys, I found two qualities that are fundamental to me: humility and education. They have the ability to listen to those who transform and consume their product, constructive criticism and improvements to be made. In addition to this very important foundation, I have found in them my own values: respect for the raw material and its great quality. So I would say that our strong bond is born from respect: respect among us, respect for the animal, respect for the raw material that arises from it, and last but not least, respect for the environment that surrounds us.
We decided to select this pork after a long search. This product is unique in its kind, as those who raise the pigs with great dedication and love for their work. Once you’ve tried it, you can’t go back.
I decided to use Grigio del Casentino pork meat on a colleague’s advice. I must say that it exceeded my expectations, which were high already. Fresh meat is very different from what we are normally used to. It is tender and flavorful, with a perfect balance of fat that tends to be sweet but always tasty. Paolo and Massimiliano are professionals like few others, always attentive to every stage of the business relationship, from the order to the processing, to the delivery. It is a pleasure to work with them!
Why Grigio del Casentino pork?
The philosophy of our company is based on solid roots that tell of origin, innovation and hospitality, where “origin” means our homeland, Casentino. When we talk about Casentino, the forests, game, mushrooms, and chestnuts immediately come to mind. But for us it means something more: it means Grigio del Casentino pig. Along our journey, we found Massimiliano. Thanks to his skills to work with meat and to his love in explaining this meat, he fascinated and convinced us. We were looking for a special pork meat, a meat that was processed with passion, because passion turns into taste, that taste that you feel and that makes the difference. We found this meat and now it is a permanent guest on our menus. Long live Casentino, long live Calistro, long live Grigio del Casentino!
Hello everyone, my name is Bernardo Andrea Giangrosso and I am the manager and chef of the restaurant and wine bar Sottosopra in Bolgheri. We have started a cooperation with Grigio del Casentino® to offer our customers a true and top-quality Tuscan product. I was especially amazed by the structure and the intense flavor of the fat of these pigs, which are raised in a semi-free range, in a deep respect for the animals themselves. We are proud to continue this collaboration given the more than positive feedback from our customers.
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