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The pleasant hint of smoked with oak and herbs typical of the Mediterranean area, the intense flavour and seasoning of 12 months make this Italian Capicola simply irresistible to the palate. It is one of the cured meats most appreciated and known in Campania.
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According to the tradition, Felitto village was founded by Enotri around the fifth century. B.C. However, there are no historical evidences to support this thesis. In effects the first documents that attested the life of the settlement are dated around the year 1000 in the form of acts of buying and selling land.
The toponym "Felitto" has several hypotheses of origin. According to Leopardi it could come from "Phei-ictus" referred to the abundance of trout fished in the river Calore, the waterway that skirts the rocky ridge where the village stands. A second hypothesis, from Greek, wants the origin of the word from the verb "Phiulatto" (watch, guard, monitor), indicating the shape of the old town perched on the rock, as a guard post easily defended with great visual of the territory.
Today, this village of Cilento, is characterized by the spectacle of the gorges of the river Calore, a splendid example of nature in the National Park, where sports such as hiking and canoeing are practised. The food and wine tradition, however, finds the maximum expression in the production of sausages and the famous fusilli, made according to ancient traditions handed down from generation to generation. Excellencies from unique flavour only to be enjoyed.
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|Full name||Italian Capicola|
|Place of production||Felitto (SA)|
|Producer||Azienda Agricola "Tenuta Barone"|
|Raw Materials/Breed||Meat of black pig, large black pig, sea salt, spices , herbs , without preservatives and allergens.|
|Seasoning||Reserve 12 months|
|Storage||vacuum-packed up to 6 months. Once opened it keeps in the refrigerator wrapped in a cloth , at a temperature of +10 ° C.|
|Characteristics||When cut, it presents a bright red marbled white rosy fat . it has an Intense and spicy flavour with a hint of smoke .|
|Food combinations||Seasoned cheese, handmade bread, red wines.|
|Tasting||According to the tradition it is served as an appetizer , slice after slice alone or combined with medium-aged cheeses and served with homemade bread , all accompanied by a full-bodied red wine , such as Aglianico del Taburno DOC or Taurasi DOCG.|
About Azienda Agricola Tenuta Barone
The river Calore , the gorges and the characteristic medieval bridge provide the setting to Azienda Agricola Tenuta Barone , located in Cilento National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the world . Quality of raw materials , tradition and passion are the hallmarks of the work of Antonio and Maria , owners of the company, now landmark of Cilento area . The pigs used for the production are raised in semi-wild and feed with chestnuts , acorns and corn . All this contributes to produce genuine high quality meat according to ancient craft traditions.
Traditional agricultural product . It brings all the cultural and gastronomic characteristics of a place , becoming historical evidence and ensuring the originality of the place.