Brocciu cheese

Often misunderstood, truly exceptional!

No, Brocciu is not the Corsican word for “brousse” (brush). Brocciu can't be translated. It's Corsican, and that's all there is to it. The plural form is Brocci (pronounced “brotchi”), because one is never enough!

Brocciu has been granted French certification CDO (Controlled Designation of Origin) and its European equivalent, PDO “Protected Designation of Origin".

  • Interesting feature: it can be made from Corsican goat or sheep milk, or even from a mixture of both.
  • Exceptional: it is the only French CDO cheese made from whey.
  • Amazing: there is only a little salt and no more than 25% whole milk added to the whey.

Brocciu production begins in November, after lamb and goat weaning, and ends in May/June, when the milk becomes less rich. Brocciu must contain at least 40% fat to satisfy CDO requirements. A product that contains less then this amount would be referred to as “brousse”.

Brocciu can also be further processed. The surface is dry salted following a 24-hour draining process before being placed in a cool room where it’s  left for a period ranging from two weeks to several months. Depending on the amount of salt added and duration of treatment, the resulting Brocciu is called “passu”or”sec”.

Brocciu can be enjoyed with local pastries (fiadone, imbrucciate etc.) or used for as an ingredient in dishes (stuffed artichokes, mint omelette etc.)

It can, of course, be savoured just as it is, though - perhaps with a dash of myrtle eau-de-vie!
 



List of producers

Nebbiu - Capi Corsu

Sandrine DE MAGGIO

E Piane

Sheep’s cheese - Brocciu PDO

  06.10.79.04.44 |   epiane@hotmail.fr

Casinca - Castagniccia - Costa Verde

Jean CARDI et Fils

GAEC D'ALISTRU

Farmhouse sheep’s milk cheese - Brocciu PDO – Suckling lambs

  06.32.82.84.66. |   jeancardi@free.fr

Carine CROCE

a funtanella

  06 88 53 74 00 |   c.oricelli@gmail.com

Barthelemy GIANCOLI

Casgile di A Tavagna

  04 95 36 99 50 |   barthelemy.giancoli@orange.fr

David et Karin SANTUCCI

Muteri

  06 79 77 49 24 / 06 75 90 94 26 |   fromageriemuteri@gmail.com

Corsica Livantina

Jacques MARIANI

Certified organic goat’s cheese - Suckling goats

  06 15 67 66 71 |   fromagerie.mariani@gmail.com

Paul-Marie NICOLOSI

Casgiu Caprunu Venachese

Goat’s cheese – Certified organic Brocciu

  06 13 09 44 29 |   nicolosi.paulmarie@gmail.com

Pierre PELLEGRI

Goat's cheese - Young goats - PDO brocciu

  06 16 29 27 96 |   capramoitinca@gmail.com

Antoine et Monique VANUCCI

Sheep’s milk cheese – Suckling lamb

  06 22 34 52 07 |   antoine.vanucci@orange.fr

Dui Sevi-Dui Sorru - Cruzini - Cinarca

Ours-Pierre ALFONSI

Sheep's cheese - Brocciu PDO

  06.16.58.28.14 |   alfonsiourspierre@orange.fr

Christelle et Marc PARAVISINI

A Chjostra

Farm ewe’s milk cheese PDO brocciu

  06.27.66.10.71 / 06.03.70.08.53 |   parasca@wanadoo.fr

Clément PIANI

U Corsu

Goats' cheese - PDO Brocciu

  04.95.52.25.38 |   coco.ucorsu@orange.fr

Cédric RAFINI

Traditional sheep's cheese - PDO Brocciu

  04.95.27.21.63 |   contact@fromagerafini.com

Johanna SOTON

U Castaldu

Farm goat's cheese - Brocciu PDO

  09.87.88.48.85 |   fromagerieucastaldu@gmail.com

Maurice et Marcel WHEATCROFT

Gaec Manenti

Goat’s and ewe’s milk cheese PDO BROCCIU

  06.12.64.87.82 |   mwheatcroft2a@gmail.com

Sud Corse

Maxime ANSALONI

  04 95 70 52 05 |   maxime2a.corse@gmail.com

Marie-Noëlle CULIOLI

U Francolu

Sheep cheese – Brocciu AOP - Lambs – Brocciu pastries

  06.14.48.09.39. / 06.23.17.71.96 |   mn.culioli@wanadoo.fr

Ghuvan Ghjiseppu MARCELLESI

A Vallicella

Sheep cheese - PDO Brocciu – Holiday cottage

  06.12.89.33.67. |   pia.marcellesi@wanadoo.fr

CURALLUCCI Jean et ROSSI Joël

Petra Bianca

Organic PDO Corsican Figari wine – Sheep cheese – PDO Brocciu

  04.20.01.71.39. |   petra.bianca@sfr.fr |   www.petra-bianca.com

Centru di Corsica

Marie-Antoinette ALBERTINI

A Sulana

Traditional sheep's Cheeses Brocciu PDO

  04 95 48 08 93

Marie-Rose GUGLIELMI

U Stazzu

Traditional Ewe’s Milk Cheese - Brocciu PDO – Farmhouse Inn

  04 95 46 31 84 |   marieroseguglielmi@gmail.com

Nelly et Augustin LAZZARINI

Traditional goat's cheese - Brocciu PDO

  06 07 98 43 25 |   nelly.lazzarini@yahoo.fr

Jean-Max, Nathalie et Jean-Paul LEONELLI

Ferme Leonelli - A Chjusellina

PDO charcuterie– Farmhouse inn – Guest rooms – Cattle and goat breeding

  04 95 47 13 83 |   achjusellina@gmail.com |   www.achjusellina.com

Harry et Françoise LOEFGEN

Cheese and Tomme- a sheep's milk cheese - Brocciu PDO/OA - Jams

  04 95 47 23 62 |   loefgen@orange.fr

Jean-Darius LUCIANI

E Tramizolle

FARMHOUSE SHEEP'S CHEESE PDO BROCCIU CATTLE FARMING

  04.95.48.09.94

Joseph-Antoine ORSATELLI

Farmhouse sheep’s milk cheese - Brocciu PDO - Suckling lambs

  06 12 31 38 17 |   jo.orsatelli@orange.fr

Ilda et Cosima PENCIOLELLI

Gaec A Pasturella

Farm sheep cheese – Tomme and PDO Brocciu

  06 85 83 31 49 / 06 89 62 97 98

Ange - Toussaint PIETRUCCI

U Niolu

Farmhouse sheep's cheese PDO Brocciu

  04.95.48.03.27 |   angetoussaintpietrucci@orange.fr

Joseph-Marie SABIANI

Traditional goat’s cheese and ewe’s milk cheese - Brocciu PDO

  04 95 32 54 81 |   marion.sabiani@gmail.com

Sartinesi Valincu Taravu

Natacha GENETY et Stéphane ROTILY FORCIOLI

La Rivière

AB (organic) sheep cheese – AB (organic) Brocciu – Camping and meals on the farm. Cottage rentals

  04 95 50 51 16 |   lariviere@encorsedusud.fr |   www.campingalafermelariviere.com

Jean-François BRUNELLI

U Rotolu

Sheep cheese – PDO Brocciu

  04 95 25 00 52 |   jean.brunelli@orange.fr |   www.bergerie-urotolu.fr

Françoise CIANFARANI

U Pastureddu

Sheep cheese – PDO brocciu – Cottage rentals

  06 98 03 74 36 |   antoine-dominique.cianfarani@orange.fr / cianfarani@limbarto.fr |   www.limbarto.fr

COOPERATIVE LAITIERE U TARAVU

Sheep and goat cheese - Brocciu AOP

  04 95 24 35 45 |   coopfromtaravu@orange.fr

GAEC D'ORTOLO

GAEC D'ORTOLO

  06 16 81 18 41 |   roccapina66@gmail.com

Jean Simon MONDOLONI

Les Bergeries de Monaca

Sheep cheese and “Tomme” made on the farm- PDO Brocciu - Suckling lambs

  06 09 98 14 78

Frédéric PAOLI

Monti Barbatu

Goat cheese – PDO Brocciu

  06 22 02 19 75

Karine et Fabrice TREBOR

Ferme de Minora

  K 06 82 26 78 32 / F 06 30 55 33 33 |   fermedeminora@hotmail.fr |   www.fermedeminora.fr

Balagna

David COSTA

Gaec Monte Padru

Farm goat cheese – PDO Brocciu

  06.42.78.91.53 |   david.costa2b@orange.fr

Paul-François DONSIMONI

L'Agriate

  06.45.28.58.77 |   donsimonipf@gmail.com

Elsa MATTEI et Jean-Baptiste FILIPPI

L'Enferata

Traditional Goat’s Cheeses - PDO Brocciu

  06.79.80.98.02 / 06.31.12.50.27 |   jbelsa@yahoo.fr

François FONDACCI

Farm sheep cheese - PDO Brocciu

  06.16.82.57.00 |   juliacervoni@yahoo.fr

Barthèlèmy et jessica GUIDONI

Farm sheep cheese - PDO Brocciu

  06.77.07.17.76 / 06.23.21.16.19 |   barthelemy.guidoni@hotmail.fr

Antoine, Alexandrine, Paul-Noël MASSONI

U Pastore

Traditional Ewe’s Milk cheeses

  06.42.46.32.52 |   antoine.massoni@nordnet.fr

Jean-Christophe SAVELLI

Liccione

Goat's cheese - Brocciu PDO -Goat sale

  06.84.19.97.95 / 06.86.04.53.47 |   jean-christophe.savelli20260@orange.fr