I Contadini | “Catalogna” Puntarelle 520g
These Puntarelle, a native variety of chicory from Salento, specifically Galatina, are stripped of their leaves and cut into crisp, tender shoots known as “scattuni”. Gently cured for a few days, they are then placed in oil with no other aromas or spices added. This painstaking job preserves all the freshness and authentic taste of this specialty.
Excellent in traditional pucce bread as well as on frise bread, they pair well with meat and fish main courses, such as battered anchovies or swordfish carpaccio.
Located in Ugento, Apulia, Italy, I Contadini (The Farmers) is a family-owned food producer dedicated to preserving regional traditions.
Run by the Trentin siblings, their 200,000 square meter farm controls every part of the production process, from growing the vegetables, lemons, herbs, vinegars and olive oil, to jarring by hand.
The siblings personally oversee cultivation, employing an integrated farming method for pesticide-free products. Committed to hard work, respect for nature, and simplicity, I Contadini produces and transforms fresh produce directly in the production area, maintaining flavor and nutrient integrity. Their story embodies tenacity, perseverance, and love for the land, making them a standout high-quality food producer.