MUGELLO WHITE GOLD
Dairy farming has a long history in Mugello: in their estate in Panna in the year 1400 the Medici family was already breeding brown “Swiss” cows for their own use and for trade. Today, centuries later, the territory is true to this tradition: there are, in fact, numerous breeders in the towns of Firenzuola, Marradi, Palazzuolo sul Senio, Barberino di Mugello, Scarperia, San Piero a Sieve, Borgo San Lorenzo and Vicchio.
Packages of milk "Mukki Selezione Mugello"
The cow's milk that is produced in the area is destined, for the most part, for the Centrale del Latte di Firenze, Pistoia e Livorno. The Mugello territory, which is rich in pastures and renowned for its ancient zootechnical tradition, has always been dedicated to breeding dairy cows. Here Mukki Selezione Mugello milk is made.
The fresh “Mukki Selezione Mugello” milk comes straight from the uncontaminated green pastures situated in the heart of the Mugello Apennines, an ideal place for rearing animals that graze in open fields. This milk, with its full, unmistakable flavour, is collected every day from 29 selected dairy farms and then pasteurized.
Both High Quality whole or partly skimmed milk in one litre containers are available. These completely recyclable containers embody the image of the high quality product they contain: they are all white, elegant, and marked simply with the letter “M”, blue for whole milk and green for partially skimmed.
In the Mugello territory we also find the organic milk line. Mukki has chosen 3 farms which respect organic agriculture regulations. This milk becomes Mukki Il Podere Centrale. It is available in one litre containers both Whole and Partially skimmed.
The traditional quality of the product is linked to the milk that comes from cows reared on farms on the Tosco-Emiliano Apennine mountains, and to the particular way the herd is tended to.
This high quality fresh milk is very much appreciated for its particular taste and freshness, which have made it famous at a regional level. Mugello milk can be drunk cold, in cappuccinos and milk shakes.
Since 1954 the Centrale del latte di Firenze (Florence central dairy), today known as the Centrale del latte di Firenze Pistoia e Livorno (central dairy of Florence, Pistoia and Leghorn)has not only covered every step of the milk production process, but from 1990, has also registered this production, making it possible for us to trace the milk all the way to packaging.
Where and how it is produced
It is produced In the province of Florence, in the towns of Firenzuola, Marradi, Palazzuolo sul Senio, Barberino di Mugello, Scarperia, San Piero a Sieve, Borgo San Lorenzo and Vicchio.
Insulated milk tankers collect the milk from the dairy farms every day; it is then pasteurized, homogenized, packaged and stored at 4° C. The milk is transported to the central dairy the very same day it is collected to insure that the high quality and flavour remain unaltered.
Associazione produttori lattiero caseari del Mugello
Via Faentina, 8 – Borgo San Lorenzo
Tel. 055 8495990 – 055 8495994
Association of fresh cow’s milk and dairy products producers.
|AGRICOOP s.a.c. - LATTE E FORMAGGI FAGGIOLA|
Town: Palazzuolo sul Senio
Phone: + 39 055 8046053
Fax: + 39 055 8046017
Production and sale of:
- cow's cheeses: caciotta, raviggiolo, ricotta.
- sheep's cheese: cow's and sheep cheeses and pecorini
- organic cheeses: cow's caciottina
Dairy products: butter and milk UHT.
|AZIENDA AGRICOLA BIOLOGICA ROCCHI|
Phone: + 39 055 804878
Production and sale of cow's cheese: Montaleggio and Caciotta (raw milk cheese), Formaggella (seasoned raw milk cheese), Latteria (semicotto cheese), Scamorza (spun paste), natural and flavoured Tomini chesees and Ricotta.
|COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA IL FORTETO|
Phone: + 39 055 8448183 - 055 8448745 (punto vendita)
Fax: + 39 055 8387589
Production and sale of Tuscan DOP pecorino cheese, mozzarella, raveggiolo, burrata (mozzarella filled with creamy butter), ricotta, apples, Chianina meat, wood oven baked bread, biscuits and other baked goods. Sale of locally produced jam, honey, "Castana" beer (produced by chestnut flour) and brown beer (produced by barley malt and organic spelt), wine and extra-virgin olive oil.
Sweet specialties: bruttiboni, cantucci, biscuits, mantovana, plumcake,cakes, ice-cream cake and ice cream; in Summer: zuccotto, Arezzo gatò, ciambellone, panettone e colomba.
|FATTORIA IL PALAGIACCIO|
Phone: + 39 055 8494418
Fax: + 39 055 8402103
Production and sale of cheeses, ricotta, ice cream, meat, spelt and pasta made with spelt flour.
|FRESH MILK DISTRIBUTOR|
Phone: 338 9604181
|In Firenzuola it is open the fresh milk distributor handled by the farm of Annunziata Macchiavelli. It is located in the car park of the Agricultural Consortium of Florence and it is open all day long. It is possible to buy the glass or plastic bottle. Price 1€ per 1 litre.|