“I grew up here, surrounded by Modena Apennines, at the feet of Monte Cimone.
Winters here have a biting clean wind, here the art of local masons has become the flagship of the city of Fanano, and it is
now worldwide known; here local families knew me because “I was Antonio’s son… the son of the man who wanted to show
everybody that the best hams are also produced right here, in Fanano. Families, precisely my point. And all the knowledge and
the tricks of the trade that they pass down. Exactly like my family did. Since 1968, my family has been processing pork meat in
the attempt to reach my father’s goal. My father taught me to see everything that can still be improved in what we do and, most
importantly, he taught me to work hard to reach it.
I chose to work among these mountains and their healthy air. Here livestock are certified and slaughterhouses guarantee their
costumers a traceable production chain; at the slaughterhouse, we are the first to choose the hint legs we think are the very
best, everything that comes next in the production chain is carried out with great technical knowledge and expertise, following a
long tradition. Today Fattoria Cà Dante is a synonym for long craftsman tradition combined with state of the art production site.
Our site is equipped with advanced heat recovery technologies that allow a constant air exchange and a high healthiness and
quality of the product.
As the story of my working career unfolded over the years, I wished to create something special.
I was told that “only who knows traditions can be innovative”, and so I came up with my Castagnolo ham… it contains the
intense scent of our mountains, the flavor of our Autumns… But this is another story inside my own story, it is what makes us
unique on the market.
I am Stefano, from Fattoria Cà Dante. “
The valleys around Monte Cimone are part of the regional park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. This special place is the
destination of sightseeing and nature lovers, it shines with a range of colors – beautiful bloom in spring, bright green in summer,
warm colors in autumn and brisk white in winter..
Monte Cimone is the highest peak of the Apennines and at his feet lays a nice and generous land, with true local gastronomic
tradition, full of places rich in history and culture.
The perfect place for Fattoria Cà Dante – where we discover the deeper side of the mountain, where we respect the environment
and the rhythm of nature, where everything is transformed…
Precision, rigor, competence, experience and, underneath our cold exteriors typical of the people from around here, our hearts …
these are the pillars of our company, Fattoria Cà Dante.
Here everything functions because we have a team of people that every day are strongly committed to what they do, whether
they are in the Production, Curing, Managing or Customer Care Department.
Our team is young but has a great expertise, having Stefano here is an inexhaustible source of learning and it constantly
improves our production techniques. We are attached to our land, we have been living in this valley our whole lives, we know its
weather, its potentials… and we know how to take such ingredients and use them in our favor to achieve our raw ham’s flavor,
color, intensity and uniqueness.
We do have state of the art installations, but in what we do every day, our artisans use their warm hands to grease, their strong
arms to debone and their expert eyes and palms to salt.
There are many rules that need to be strictly followed in our work, but we are also driven by passion.