The White Veal of the Central Apennines includes the Chianina, Marchigiana and Romagnola breeds of cattle with ancient origins. It is believed that the Chianina breed of cattle already existed in the Etruscan Age. It has a tasty meat that is also a lean food with low cholesterol. A portion of the national production of this meat has been exported since the 1950’s. Thanks to increased consumer awareness and the promotional efforts of the consortium, the demand for Chianina meat has increased greatly in recent years, so much so that it has even captured the interest of supermarkets.
This fresh beef is obtained from animals of the Chianina breed aged between 12 and 24 months, born in specially selected farms and registered at birth in the Genealogical Register of Young Livestock.
Regions of Umbria, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Toscana, Molise, Abruzzo, Campania and Basilicata.