But what is special about The Fassona meat?
The species main characteristic which distinguishes it from all other Italian breeds is the muscular hypertrophy. Commonly known as double muscling, this refers to the particular development of the muscle fibres, that led to the name in French which then filtered from the Piedmontese dialect as “fasun”: Fassona.
The peculiar hypertrophy muscle gives high slaughter yield, great tenderness and flavour to the meat, and the lowest content of fat and cholesterol among all other breeds in the world.
Who is Macelleria Oberto?
Macelleria Oberto was born in 1965 in Alba when, following several years of apprenticeship, aged 21, Pietro Oberto took over a small butchery near the town’s main square. Since then, over 50 years, Oberto’s family has been selecting the best examples of Piedmontese “Fassona” breed raised on small farms all over the province of Cuneo. The breeding is made in complete respect of nature and of the territory because everything eaten by the animals is reflected in the texture and flavour of the meat.
Certified Piedmontese “Fassona” Breed
Macelleria Oberto ensures the highest quality standards thanks to a careful supervision of each step of the supply chain and selects only Piedmontese “Fassona” Breed cattle, whose origin is guaranteed by a set of regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The company is committed to transparency, providing clear and detailed information that allow the customer to immediately identify Macelleria Oberto’s meat. The label bears all the information required by law in relation to the origin of the meat, as well as optional indications, such as the breed and gender, as well as the farm of origin and the slaughter date according to the optional beef labelling regulations approval.
Want to try it out?
If you’re keen on trying out the Fassona Piemontese then visit any of the restaurants and ask for this special artisanal meat:
BEPPE’S RESTAURANT – TA’ SANNAT
BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT – XLENDI
COUNTRY TERRACE- GĦAJNSIELEM
GRAZIE MILLE – GĦARB
MGARR IX-XINI RESTAURANT – MĠARR IX-XINI
OLEANDER RESTAURANT- XAGĦRA
QBAJJAR RESTAURANT- QBAJJAR MARSALFORN
SICILIA BELLA – MĠARR
TA FRENC RESTAURANT – XAGĦRA
TA PHILIP – GĦAJNSIELEM
TA TONA – MĠARR
TMUN MGARR – MĠARR
ZAFIRO RESTAURANT –XLENDI
MUNCHIES BISTROT & LIDO MELLIEĦA
PINTONINO – VALLETTA WATERFRONT
YUE BISTRO BY MUNCHIES – NAXXAR
For more information about the Fassona Piemontese or if you want to stock this meat contact Abraham Supplies on 21563231 / 21560952.