Valsassina is a small mountain valley located in the Alps.
In the past, Valsassina was the only way possible to go from Valtellina and Central Europe to the Po plain. Surrounded by the mountains, Valsassina succeeded in preserving its culture and tradition.
Like every alpine valley, Valsassina’s fundamental industry was agriculture, but then it experienced the development of the dairy industry.
Indeed, some of the most important Italian dairy companies were founded in Valsassina, a PDO area protected by the EU.
Valsassina is famous world-wide for the seasoning of cheese.
It is not a consequence of good luck if the products made in Valsassina are considered to be of a higher quality. On the contrary, it is due to the protection of old, artisanal traditions, which have been passed down from one generation to another.
The most important values of our valley and its people are hard work, entrepreneurship and the devotion to our history.
Therefore, thanks to our homeland and its traditions, Ciresa was able to be successful in the global market.