La Porcineta Farmhouse, Formello (RM)
The farm “Le Porcineta” is situated on the mountain of the same name at an altitude of 287 meters, surrounded:
North from the Campagnano Mountains among which stands out for its height, Mount Razzano with the Follettino biotope and a wonderful view of the Baccano Valley;
At East the scrubland of Sacrofano with its paths and hills among which stands out Monte Musino from which a splendid panorama of Rome can be admired;
To the south is the urban center of Formello and its quaint old town, which is certainly worth a visit;
To the west is the Sorbo Valley with its forests and meadows.
From founder Maximilian ‘s desire to be able to offer his customers genuine products that respect the welfare of the animals themselves.
Le Porcineta wants to support a type of animal husbandry that is based on the rhythms of nature; the animals live in large outdoor spaces where they are free to graze and feed exclusively on natural products, following a slow growth rate that does not stress the animal.
Nearly 8 years have passed since then and the farm has remained family-owned, obtaining an organic farming certificate, establishing a reputation for the high quality of their products and ethical breeding of Chianina cattle.
Bordering the Veio Regional Park, this farm will amaze you with the products it offers.
High-quality beef, mainly from the Chianina breed, and seasonal organic fruits and vegetables.
Cultivation methods are certified organic by BMI.
What is chianina?
The Chianina cow is one of Italy’s most prized breeds; Chianina cattle are characterized by very large size.
Males can weigh up to 1700 kilograms, females up to 1100 kilograms.
For thousands of years, since Etruscan and Roman times, these beautiful animals have been used for field activities and as sacrificial animals; today, they are in fact bred exclusively for meat production.
Typical features are the short, black-tipped horns in addition to a lively that also makes grazing possible.
Why is this meat prized ?
Just take a look at its nutritional values to see why.
Protein accounts for more than 20 percent, cholesterol is less than 50 mg per ounce, and the drop when cooked is less than 35 percent, making the meat always very tender.
Of all Italian cows, the Chianina cow has the most digestible and least fatty meat.
Very important factor in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, making it the leanest and most digestible meat among European meats, comparable to white meat and fish.