The Chirico Holding Farm

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The Chirico holding farm is a family company located in the town of Ascea (SA). Near the the very famous Archaeological Park of Velia, the ancient city of Elea, land beloved by Greek philosophers Parmenides and Zeno. The air you breathe in the lands of the Estate Chirico is that of the hills of Mediterranean landscape : scent of myrtle, mastic, wild fennel, broom. The myrtle thanks to the expertise of very skilled cheesemakers,becomes the favorite dress of mozzarella Cilento: a mozzarella ind’a murtedda. The whole company consists of approximately 40 hectares of land untouched and highly suited to the production of first quality fodder, used for feeding the cattle. .

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For over 40years, the company has been engaged in breeding cows Friesian Italian, Mediterranean buffaloes and goats. At the same time the company has also been engaged into the transformation of the milk of their herds into tasty dairy products, respecting the tradition of the Cilento and the Mediterranean diet. Chirico farm is also an exemplary "Green Company" being equipped with a photovoltaic plant of medium size and a biogas plant of 249 kwh, both capable of producing electricity from renewable sources.

La Tenuta Chirico si distingue anche per essere l’unica bottega di Campagna Amica, offrendo una selezione dei migliori prodotti della filiera agricola italiana. Un posto di rilievo è da riservare infine alla produzione artigianale di yogurt, gelati e torte gelato prodotti esclusivamente con il latte di bufala e materie prime di altissima qualità, quali per esempio i pistacchi di Bronte, l’olio extravergine di oliva, frutta fresca di stagione tra cui l’amatissimo fico bianco del Cilento.

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Our story

Chirico business was founded and started in the early 70s by Mr. Chirico Benedetto who, with foresight, perseverance, and so much spirit of sacrifice, starting from nothing, was first dedicated to breeding cows for the production of high quality milk, creating one of the first zootechnical farm holding in the Province of Salerno.

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In the early 90s, then, Mr. Chirico decided to start the direct transformation of the milk within the company.
Thus was born the dairy company that has launched a new phase for the entire Chirico family which from mere milk producer, became a producer of very high quality dairy products . So much was the passion and conviction to proceed in this new phase that Mr. Chirico also started the direct production of buffalo milk and goat milk.

The desire to grow, the desire to improve, to integrate the company with the principles of the green economy has allowed the company to getvery positive results, and to experience the green energy production from renewable sources.

In 2013 was opened the first plant of Biogas in Cilento.