Modern herdsmen Melaverde

mela verde webEllen Hidding came to see us in Valgerola last summer in order to film life in the
mountain pastures: here is the interview with Paolo Ciapparelli during the milking of the Orobic goats!





Don't show me how its Done, tell me its story

The Slow Food Heritage Bitto dairy men tell of their battle for the protection of a heroic production: a rawmilk cheese, produced at each milking and exclusively in the summer pastures, which can be left to mature for up to 10 years.
Made for Slow Food

Directed by Remo Schellino
Produced by Polistudio


Heritage Bitto on German TV symbol of "good EXPO"


IOn Sunday 3rd of May, the second day of the World Exhibition, the main German TV
channel ZDF transmitted a programme about EXPO, hunger and biodiversity with much attention paid to Heritage Bitto, given as a good example of sustainable production which protects the identity of small local dairies closely connected with their history and their territory, that protects biodiversity, but which also demonstrates real solidarity by actively participating in the 10’000 Vegetable Gardens For Africa campaign.


Transfer of livestock to Alpe Varrone 1998

Summer 1998. Documentary following the steps of the herdsmen of the mountain
pastures of Val Varrone (Lecco province). The work with the animals, the preparation of Heritage Bitto, memories of the war … “ in times of war the goat was the poor man’s cow..”
Production: Provincial Breeders Association Como and Lecco.
Made by: Lubiciastra Film


Foods that change the world: Heritage Bitto, the perennial cheese

The stories of the protagonists of the Salone del Gusto e terra Madre 2012 tell us how you can change the paradigm that regulates this world in crisis starting with food. And shows that we can do something good for our health, environment and production system without giving up the pleasures of food and conviviality. This is why we have chosen “Foods that change the world” as our slogan for this edition. A revolutionary project that requires, however, a new way of thinking: we provide the food, you provide the ideas!
Director: Annamaria Gallone
Photography/Cinematography: Gianni Bonardi
Production: Kenzi Slow Food for Biodiversity Foundation (NGO)

Alpe Varrone - i segreti del Bitto Storico

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Alpe Varrone the secrets of Heritage Bitto
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The secrets of Heritage Bitto
By Alessandro Rigamonti and Donato Moretti
Alpe Varrone Valsassina


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