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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.

About Pozzoli

The Pozzoli family opened its butcher shop in the city of Chiavenna in 1875. The family-run business continued on until the ‘80s, when it began specialising in the production of bresaola, then called brisaola, in the municipality of Prata Camportaccio, in a 1,000 m2 facility. 1995 led to another important step: the construction of the new factory in the municipality of Gordona (SO) with 10,000 m2 indoors and another 36,000 m2 outdoors, increasing its workforce from 17 to the current 130. Today, like then, respect for traditions and scrupulous attention to quality guides our Mastri Bresaolat in every phase of production.

Quality and professionalism

Today, true Bresaola della Valtellina is guaranteed by the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) label approved by the EU, used exclusively by producers in the Province of Sondrio. PGI certification is granted only to skilled salumi makers called mastri salumieri, who adhere to its rigorous production standards, under the careful watch of the CSQA Certificazioni S.r.l. control body and the protection consortium, authorised by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.