Occelli Agrinatura
Beppino Occelli began his activity in the dairy sector in 1976. His production has always followed the evolution of taste, in fact in some cases it has even anticipated the times, firstly with his butter, obtained exclusively from first-rate cream and immediately judged amongst the finest in the world, and later with the cheeses: from the famous Tuma dla Paja to the extremely rare Escarun, unanimously considered an authentic and inimitable delicacy. His is a very personal story of taste, rich insights, projects and satisfaction, but also of sacrifices and misunderstandings, due to a certain mentality and way of life imposed by the industrial logic and by the cultural impoverishment of the rural and mountain areas. Beppino Occelli’s story can probably be explained by his profound and indissoluble love for the land of his birth - the Langhe and the Alps - to which his creations and personal interpretations of traditional products are tied.

From the Langhe area to the high-altitude summer pastures on the slopes of the Maritime Alps, from the village of Valcasotto to that of Castelmagno: it is here that continual research makes it possible to analyse and evaluate botanic essences on the pastures and their influence on milk. The census of herbs and flowers leads to a classification of the fields also according to months and seasons, and to the selection of the best grasslands and mountain pastures. With the farm, the milk sector - from pasture to cheese - is guaranteed, since Beppino Occelli can count on his animals (cows, goats and sheep) on the pastures in summer and in the stalls in winter. This enables Beppino Occelli to produce Langa and Alpe cheeses, starting almost exclusively from the milk of animals that live and graze on his lands. It isn’t by chance that he is also a keen supporter of the “Fondazione Slow Food” (Slow Food Foundation) for the biodiversity promoting farming that is eco-compatible, respects the environment and protects those animal and vegetable species at risk of extinction.

Occelli Agrinatura
Regione Scarrone, 2
12060 Farigliano

+39 0173 74.6411

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