Here at Le Querce farm in Borgo San Lorenzo, it’s purely about raising the cattle and making sure that they live up to their reputation of being the highest possible quality. This breed of cattle is IGP (protected geographical indication) and the farmers must adhere to strict regulations to ensure the cattle meets the requirements of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. This includes the tagging and numbering of the cows at birth, a system that follows them their entire life. From this number, you can find out information about the cows' parents, where they grew up, what they were fed etc.
It was really nice to visit this family-run farm and see a morning in the life of the local farmers who love raising their Chianina cows.
Not far away you can have a ranch experience of a different kind in Scarperia at Toscana Ranch. Here it’s not about cattle, but horses, and you can even get a local riding experience and discover what it’s like to go horseback riding through the stunning countryside of Tuscany. As it had been a cool foggy morning, this made for some truly beautiful scenery as we trotted our way through the surrounding fields not far from the ranch.