Supply Chain Stories #2
Zero-mile productions,
guaranteed traceability and taste
Edition 17
Here is the second episode of our journey dedicated to the Taste companies operating on short supply chain principles: the Italian sea and cultivated fields: virtuous production cycles begin here, producing excellence.

Cured meats, anchovies, pasta, oil, truffles, and vegetables. Raw materials produced respecting seasons, processed with passion, and packaged by companies overseeing the process from start to finish, ensuring traceability and quality.
Casale Pietropaolo
Inside Vesuvius National Park, on a farmhouse at Monte Somma's slopes, for 200 years, this company has been known for Piennolo del Vesuvio D.O.P. cherry tomatoes—the production benefits from unique soil characteristics, giving its fruits a distinct flavor. Notable products include the Giagiù yellow cherry tomato and Pellecchiella apricot compote, a Slow Food Presidium.
Corte Camerlenga
Cultivating land for high-quality maize, wheat, and soy to feed pigs. The respectful animal rearing leads to exquisite cured meats production. A complete supply chain originating and ending within the company.

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Fish Different
A company practicing sustainable fishing in Italian seas, certified Friend of the Sea, using "Lampara" and "Cianciolo" (a seabed-friendly net). All fish, especially anchovies, are fully processed and packaged in-house, along with 100% Italian organic ingredients, into fillets, pâtés, and anchovy sauce.

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Frantoio di Sant'Agata d'Oneglia
In the hills of Imperia's hinterland, the Mela family has produced extra virgin olive oil from Taggiasca olives since 1827. Olive oil production has always been accompanied by table olives in brine, pitted, and now also candied. Other specialties mark the Frantoio di Sant'Agata workdays: from Paté to Ligurian Pesto to freshly processed vegetables.

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Pastificio agricolo Mancini
The name says it all: this farm, in the heart of the Marche region, produces pasta amidst its wheat fields, using only its own grains, resulting in a product alive with each agricultural year's character. The Turanic wheat line is a specialty made with this ancient durum wheat variety, selected over 4,000 years ago in the Khorasan region (Northeast Iran).

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Tartufi Stefania Calugi
Between San Miniato and Castelfiorentino, in Tuscany's heart, this company oversees the entire truffle production process, from processing to packaging and sales. The connection to the land and tradition results in product collections designed for retail customers. Not just truffles but also mushrooms and other plant-based ingredients, carefully selected to maintain quality from field to table.

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