Cilento Cacioricotta

Milk and milk products - Italy

The Cilento area is famous for goats and is home to a local breed, the Cilentana. The quality of their grazing land, characterized by Mediterranean macchia, shrubs and cespitose grasses, is reflected in the local cheeses, which are distinguished by their aromatic complexity. One particularly outstanding example is Cacioricotta, named after the unusual technique used for curdling the milk, partly using rennet (like “cacio,” cheese) and partly using heat (like ricotta).

As well as being an important economic resource, goat farming in the Cilento area represents a characteristic element of the landscape and helps to preserve it. Among the objectives of the Presidium (which brings together six farmers and cheesemakers who have invested in the activity) are to improve cheese-aging techniques, promote the little-known fresh and semi-aged Cacioricotta and help farmers increase the size of their herds and thus also milk yields.

Production area
Cilento, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
Rossopomodoro

La Bottega del Formaggio
di Vincenzo Passaro
Giungano (Sa)
Via Antonio Renna, 22
Tel. 339 1125286
labottegadelformaggio@gmail.com

Erbanito
di Raffaella Marmo
San Rufo (Sa)
contrada Palizzo, 19
tel. 0975 395348
agriturismoerbanito@yahoo.it
www.erbanitoagriturismo.it

I Filadelfi
di Chiara Amendola
Cicerale (Sa)
Località Selvitelle
tel. 349 0690863
info@ifiladelfi1828.com
www.ifiladelfi1828.com

Agriturismo I Moresani
di Biagio Fedullo
Casal Velino (Sa)
località Moresani,
tel. 0974 902086
imoresani@hotmail.com
www.agriturismoimoresani.com

La Petrosa
di Edmondo Soffritti
Petrosa, Ceraso (Sa)
Via Fabbrica, 112
tel. 0974 61370 - 347 9272012
staff@lapetrosa.it

Le Starze
Vallo della Lucania (Sa)
Frazione Pattano
Contrada Starze
Tel. 335 7782893
lestarze37@gmail.com

Zio Cristoforo
di Stefano Crescenzo
Via Chiuse, 40
Tel 0974 907552 - 339 4531307
info@agriturismoziocristoforo.com
www.agriturismoziocristoforo.com

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Claudio Amendola
Tel. 335 5321385
claudioamendola@inwind.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Luigi Orlotti
tel. +39 339 2294763
l.orlotti@gmail.com