Local ham from Valle Vigezzo
Local ham from Valle Vigezzo

A borderland between Piedmont and Lombardy, the valleys of Ossola area including Val Grande had and still have an important cold cut tradition: in the past, they were famous for the ham obtained from pigs and goats, for their salami and dried beef, for mortadella. The valley was famous for the pigs bred in a wild state that, during the summer, were brought to the summer pastures with a ring in their nose, so that they could not damage the pastures while rooting around. Cheese-making is an even more ancient tradition, documented before the year 1000. Ossolano d'Alpe cheese (whole milk) and Ossolano or Mezzapasta or Spress cheese (partially skimmed milk) are important products. Also very good goat's milk cheese is produced. Goat breeding, taking place for at least eight-nine months a year in the pastures, is also important for the production of meat and cold cuts. Last but not least, bread production (the most ancient are Coimo brown bread and pan dolce), as well as honey, mushrooms, and berries are worth a mention. The latter are used to prepare top-quality jam.
The Park Authority combines the safeguard of its environmental and cultural heritage with the safeguard of its local products promoted, among the other things, through the gastronomy festival "I Sentieri del Gusto", a traditional event held every autumn in the Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola.

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  Extra JamExtra Jam
Extra jam is prepared with fresh season fruit and is processed at temperatures not over the 65°C... >>
  Offelle di VogognaOffelle di Vogogna
Handcrafted biscuit born from tradition and the highest quality of the ingredients that, carefully d... >>
  Ossolano Cheese (or Mezzapasta or Spress)Ossolano Cheese (or Mezzapasta or Spress)
It is the founder of all the mountain cheese produced in Ossola and Sesia Valley. It is a fat cheese... >>
  Val Grande Goat CheeseVal Grande Goat Cheese
In the past, when the subsistence of the mountaineers living in the Alps exclusively depended on the... >>
  Valgrande HoneyValgrande Honey
The richness of the vegetation and the variety of flowers given by the thermal influence of Lago Mag... >>
Coimo Brown BreadCoimo Brown Bread
Coimo brown bread has very ancient origins. In the past, it was produced with buck wheat flour, whil... >>
  Val Grande BeefVal Grande Beef
The meat comes from a small herd of cows climbing every summer the northern slope of Val Grande to S... >>
Autochthonous Breed and Meat
   Valle Vigezzo's kid
The mountain community of Val Vigezzo is characterised, according to tradition, by the breeding of g... >>
Autochthonous Breed and Meat
  Ossolan fresh pasta and gnocchiOssolan fresh pasta and gnocchi
The Ossolan bakeries aim at creating and spreading typical specialties of the Ossola valleys. The re... >>
Rice Pasta and Cereals
  Val d'Ossola's corn mealVal d'Ossola's corn meal
The corn cultivation at Ossola has deep roots and dates back to a time when corn plants were used wh... >>
Rice Pasta and Cereals
  Goat's violinGoat's violin
This is a small goat's ham which gets its name for its curious shape. In fact, the goat's th... >>
Cold Cuts
  Ossola Valley Cold CutsOssola Valley Cold Cuts
Ossola Valley cold cuts maintain in their meat a great richness of perfumes and tastes linked to the... >>
Cold Cuts
  Ossola's MortadellaOssola's Mortadella
If when you think of a mortadella what comes to mind is a classic pink cooked sausage cut in large s... >>
Cold Cuts
PGI - Protected Geographical Indication
 Val d'Ossola's bresaola
When we talk about bresaola, thoughts immediately turn to Valtellina, Lombard land known for the pro... >>
Cold Cuts
Vigezzo Valley Local HamVigezzo Valley Local Ham
Vigezzo Valley local ham is characterized by its ancient processing method which originally took pla... >>
Cold Cuts
  Prunent WinePrunent Wine
The legendary Prunent is the characteristic local wine whose presence in Ossola is historically docu... >>
  Cosmetics made up of donkey milkCosmetics made up of donkey milk
Innovative line of dermocosmetic products for the body (face, lips, hands, body care and personal cl... >>
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  Products in SyrupProducts in Syrup
Products in syrup are prepared with fresh fruits and fructose syrup, without adding either preservat... >>
Further Products
Sauce, practical and tasty, are prepared with fresh tomatoes and vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil,... >>
Further Products
"Sott'Olio" vegetables (vegetables in oil) are prepared with fresh vegetables, without adding ne... >>
Further Products

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