Levoni Bresaola della Valtellina IGP (100g)
The bresaola was born in the mountains, and precisely in the Canton of Grisons in very remote times to appear later in Valtellina. The first evidence of its production dates back to 1400 and, in those years, production is limited to local consumption. The Anghileri scholar states that bresaola was born in Chiavenna with different characteristics. It could be either of beef and of horse, smoked or not, then, in the nineteenth century, the birth of industry gave impetus to the production, which slowly begins to go beyond the confines of the valley. From the ‘60s onwards it has spread throughout Italy and Switzerland, so much so that today it is a particularly loved and sought-after deli meat.
The Bresaola della Valtellina PGI is a cylindrical deli product, produced with salted and naturally matured beef. The colour is even bright red and may feature very thin marbling of fat. The delicate aroma is slightly zesty, and it is reminiscent of the typical piquant curing used during the salting process. The texture on the palate is soft and elastic, the flavour is pleasantly tasty with its many fruity and undergrowth aromas.