Bresaola is a centuries-old tradition: the earliest record of it goes back to the 1400s.
But only Bresaola produced in the province of Sondrio can be called PGI Bresaola della Valtellina. (Protected Geographical Indication). In these valleys
The fresh, dry, fragrant air that descends from the Alps, mixing with the milder air on the valley floor, generating the ideal conditions for ageing the product.
Since 1875, Pozzoli has produced its bresaola (once called brisaola) here, fully respecting Italian traditions, using only the best cuts of bovine thighs and the scrupulous care that exalts their quality and flavour. Following the creation of the consortium for the protection of bresaola, the word brisaola was abandoned, adopting the present-day name of PGI Bresaola della Valtellina.
In 1996, Bresaola della Valtellina was recognised with PGI status by the European Union, certifying its Protected Geographical Indication.