Bresaola della Valtellina IGP Ginestrella - Silverside
Bresaola della Valtellina IGP Ginestrella - Silverside is ideal if you are looking for lean and light charcuterie. Skillfully trimmed and seasoned, the meat is brined before being cured at a set temperature and humidity. It is very nourishing, low in fat, easy to digest and rich in proteins, iron, mineral salts and vitamins.
Rovagnati bresaolas are first class charcuterie with the best parts: haunch tip and eye of round, skillfully trimmed and seasoned before curing.
Listed in the AIC Guide 2019/2020*
Did you know...
Bresaola is a typical and exclusive speciality of Valtellina, made from brining and curing prime quality beef leg muscle. Bresaola has ancient origins but was known only to the district of Sondrio until the Forties. After the Second World War, it spread across northern Italy and from the Sixties throughout Italy and abroad.
The exact origin of its name is unknown. Some say it derives from the expression "salaa come brisa", which refers to how salt was used for conserving food and that "brisa" in Val Chiavenna indicates a gland of the cow with a very salty flavour. Others say it comes from the word "brasa" (grill, in dialect), when the meat used to be dried in rooms heated with fir-tree wood embers and juniper berries, thyme and bay leaves. Over the years, the name gradually changed from "Brisaola" to Bresaola.
*See the official Italian Coeliac Association (AIC) website for more information on coeliac disease and a gluten free diet: www.celiachia.it
Nutritional values per 100 grams
|Energy value||708 kJ - 168 kcal|
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