Milk and Cheeses
Milk production in the Mugello reaches close to 17.5 million litres a year, counting for 50% of Tuscany’s production, all of which passes through the Centrale del Latte in Florence (the Central Dairy). Thanks to this production, you can find high-quality cheeses like Raviggiolo (or raveggiolo del Mugello): a soft, fresh cheese made from cow’s milk characterized by its round shape and intense white colouring.
The IGP Mugello chestnut is markedly sweet, peels easily and isn’t excessively floury or astringent. It boasts a slight hint of vanilla flavour and smells like hazelnuts or fresh bread. The chestnut groves, 3,322 hectares of land, grow on hillsides that range from 300 to 900 metres above sea level.