Zilletta Di Brancia - Stone Ground Flours, Semolina and Pasta

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Company information:

Company Name: Azienda Agricola Zilletta di Brancia
Owner Name: Leonardo Petruccelli
Founded on: 2014
VAT No.: 03784990719
Number of employees: 1

Company location:

SS 272 San Severo - San Marco in Lamis km 9,800

Company description:

Zilletta Di Brancia - Apulian Stone Mill

The only artisan stone mill existing all the Tavoliere delle Puglie.

Ancient and modern varieties of grains are grown organically and then stone ground in the family mill immersed in the fields.

Leonardo represents the fourth generation of a family of farmers: it was his great grandfather who purchased this land after the First World War, which, at the time, belonged to some nobles of the area. Today Leonardo cultivates 40 hectares of land: his love for ancient grains began thanks to his grandfather's long tales of old varieties. And so, after traveling the world for study purposes, this agronomist bought books, and attended numerous courses, finding some seeds that he then reproduced, such as the common wheat Frassineto, Risciola, Maiorca and Russello. Many seeds were donated by local farmers: they are harvested and threshed by hand, as was done fifty years ago.

Our family makes a small flour production thanks to our own stone mill, which was purchased in 2018 from Germany. The company produces about 40 quintals of Bianchetta soft wheat and 70 quintals of Senatore Cappelli durum wheat. The semolina is also used for pasta, which is bronze-drawn by slow drying from Casa Principe in the Monte Sant’Angelo (FG) plant. All the company's products are on sale in quality gastronomy, pizzerias and Apulian Bakeries.

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