Corsican cheese

Distinctive character

Previously known as the " île des bergers (shepherd island), Corsica maintains a strong sheep and goat rearing heritage; the long tradition of dairy production which is perpetuated through the continued used of old Corscican breeds. This heritage gradually developed thanks to the island's mountainous landscape: the rearing of small cud-chewing livestock is one of the most profitable uses for this type of terrain.

The island’s herds are nourished exclusively on pasture. The richness of the island flora plus its regional diversity and ample vegetation combined with the Corsican practice of flock migration contribute to producing a completely unique type of milk – unparalleled in terms of smell, taste and texture.The use of indigenous breeds for farming in conjunction with time-honoured practices give Corsican cheese its distinctive character, unlike any other in the Mediterranean.

Traditional farm-produced cheeses are made according to a specific formula. The cheeses are all high in rennet content, soft ripened with a washed or mould rind. Different regional varieties can be found throughout the island: "Niolu", "Casgiu Vechju di Calinzana", "Bastelicaccia" and "Venachese". However, there is, of course, always one exception: "Casgiu Sartinesu" - a hard, pressed, unpasteurized cheese.

Cheese made from goat's milk is stronger in flavour compared with varieties obtained from sheep's milk, which are generally milder.
The cheeses are first shaped using traditional "moulds", then extensively handled during ripening. When eaten young, they have a light milky taste with a nuance of hazelnut. During ripening, the cheeses are infused with mild spices, preserved meat and cocoa, providing the distinctive flavour that places them in a category of their own. Some of the cheeses are traditionally eaten with fig jam - perfectly complimenting their bold flavours with a touch of sweetness.

In order to safeguard the cultural heritage and gastronomy of the island, steps are being taken to obtain CDO (Controlled Designation of Origin) certification for Corsican cheeses.
 



List of producers

Nebbiu - Capi Corsu

Laurent ALBERTINI

Farmhouse sheep's cheese

  06.21.72.19.92 |   annabelletorre@hotmail.fr

Christine D'AMORE

U Casgiu d'Amore

Sheep's cheese -

  06.99..63.22.01 |   ucasgiudamore@gmail.com

Sandrine DE MAGGIO

E Piane

Sheep’s cheese - Brocciu PDO

  06.10.79.04.44 |   epiane@hotmail.fr

Jean-Baptiste GUERRINI

U Casgiu Umiltese

Farmhouse goat's cheese

  06.81.76.20.45 |   batiguerrini@gmail.com

Jean-Noël CASANOVA et Patrick SANCHEZ

Gaec Di Vallecalle

Traditional goat's and sheep's cheese

  06.10.96.12.16 |   jeanno.casanova@gmail.com

Casinca - Castagniccia - Costa Verde

Ange-Paul ALFONSI

Goat’s cheese

  06 30 20 80 86 |   mariejoalfonsi@wanadoo.fr

Julien BOSC

Goat’s cheese

  06 12 79 01 72 |   bergerie.porri@orange.fr

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

Georges GRISANTI

Goat’s cheese

  06 77 86 06 22 |   grisanti.georges@orange.fr

Ghislaine FESNEL et Louis REGGETI

I Cucchi

Goat’s cheese - Table d'hôte

  06 70 04 99 84 louis |   ghislaine.fesnel@gmail.com

Jean-André SANTINI

Goat’s cheese

  04 95 38 25 62 |   jean-andre.santini0826@orange.fr

David et Karine SANTUCCI

Muteri

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

Corsica Livantina

Frederic BARTOLI

Fromagerie BARTOLI

  06 25 88 08 91 |   laetitia-prunelli@hotmail.fr

André BONAGIUNTA

A Teghja

  07 81 18 79 42 |   zazaetnini@hotmail.com

Dominique CHABAS

Casgiu San Paolo

  06 85 01 82 76 |   dominique.chabas@orange.fr

Elodie DURIZI

Fromagerie d'Elodie

  06 43 44 41 20 |   elodie.durizi@gmail.com

Jean-Jacques FERRARI

Goat cheese - Kids

  06 82 32 84 76

Jean GIULY

Sheep’s milk cheese

  04 95 57 09 87 |   jean.giuly@orange.fr

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

Audrey RABINEAU

Capra Parc

  06 12 72 35 67 / 06 26 25 67 46 |   capra.parc@laposte.net

Patrice SANTUCCI

L'Orsaghja

PDO chestnut flour

  06 71 80 26 74

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

Virginie et Jean-Luc ALBERTINI

PDO chestnut flour – Goat cheese – Market garden

  04.95.26.29.78 |   albertini.jeanluc@orange.fr

Ours-Pierre ALFONSI

Sheep's cheese - Brocciu PDO

  06.16.58.28.14 |   alfonsiourspierre@orange.fr

Pierre-Thomas ALLEGRINI

Goat cheese – Cattle farming

  06.71.65.20.91 |   ptallegrini@gmail.com

Antoine FUCHS

Sant 'Antone

Goat's cheese - Brocciu PDO -Goat sale

  06.12.75.21.73 |   josephpiana@orange.fr

Pierre LUISI

Traditional goat's cheese

  04.95.27.83.79 |   luisi2a@hotmail.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

Marie-Laure POGGI

L'AGHJA

Farm and guesthouse - Farm sheep cheese - Cattle farming

  06.76.20.82.56 |   marielaure-poggi@orange.fr

Paul-Jean POGGI

U Pevanicu

Goat’s cheese and sheep's cheese -

  06.14.84.25.12

Ange-Xavier POLI

Goats' cheese

  04.95.28.95.28 |   pam.rusazia@laposte.net

Cédric RAFINI

Traditional sheep's cheese - PDO Brocciu

  04.95.27.21.63 |   contact@fromagerafini.com

Jean-André ROSSI

Goat’s cheese. –

  06.85.60.14.56 |   j.a.rossi@orange,fr

Johanna SOTON

U Castaldu

Farm goat's cheese - Brocciu PDO

  09.87.88.48.85 |   fromagerieucastaldu@gmail.com

Francois-Marie SPINOSI

Chèvrerie Spinosi

Goat’s cheese – Caramel milk spread

  06.12.69.18.29 |   civelka@hotmail.fr

Jean-François et Dominique VERSINI

  06.75.82.76.65 |   versini.jean-françois@orange.fr

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

Jean Pierre ANTONETTI

  06 85 26 56 07 |   jean-pierre.antonetti@orange.fr

Marie-Noëlle CULIOLI

U Francolu

Sheep cheese – - Lambs –

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

Philippe DELCROIX

U Valdilicciu

Goat’s cheese and ewe’s milk cheese

  06.81.80.52.17. / 06.43.69.12.32 |   delcroix.elisabeth@orange.fr

Jean-Martin LUCCHINI

A Pinzutella

Farmhouse inn - goat cheese

  04 95 57 41 18 |   auberge.apinzutella@orange.fr |   www.auberge-apinzutella.com

Ghuvan Ghjiseppu MARCELLESI

A Vallicella

Sheep cheese - PDO Brocciu – Holiday cottage

  06.12.89.33.67. / 06.40.40.20.43. |   contact@valicella.com |   www.valicella.com

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

Jean VITI

Ferme I Frasseddi

Goat's Cheese

  04.95.22.38.50.

Centru di Corsica

Marie-Antoinette et François ALBERTINI

Gaec A Sulana

Traditional sheep's Cheeses Brocciu PDO

  04 95 48 08 93

Mickael BATTESTINI

U Pulaschese

Traditional Goat’s Cheeses

  06 24 72 40 96 |   mickael.2b@hotmail.fr

Mimi COSTA

Traditional sheep's cheese PDO Brocciu Corsican veal

  06 73 80 77 25 |   mimicosta.exp-agricole@orange.fr

Jean-Noël et Madeleine GAMBINI

Gaec Saint-Pancrace

Natural campsite – Sheep and cattle farming

  04 95 46 09 22 |   saintpancrace@live.fr

Marie-Rose GUGLIELMI

U Stazzu

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

  04 95 46 31 84 |   maroguglielmi@gmail.com

Mathieu GUGLIELMI

Gaec Camposciolo

Traditional sheep's cheese

  06.33.64.05.66 |   guglielmi.mathieu@orange.fr

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

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'URTOLU

GAEC D'URTOLU - Fromagerie MALLARONI

  06 14 49 84 77 |   gaecdurtolu@gmail.com vmallaroni@yahoo.fr

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

Nathalie Castellani

Gaec u Veranu

  06.16.22.74.13 |   nathalie.rossi20@orange.fr

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

Gaec 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

Sandrine SCHAEFFER et Jean-Louis GUIDONI

Bergerie de Frassigna

Farm goat cheese - Farm visit

  04.95.60.71.79 |   altore1@outlook.fr

Régine HEITZLER

Fresh sheep cheese

  06.12.77.38.90 |   regineheitzler@yahoo.fr

Nicolas MANICCIA

u filanciu

  06.37.07.24.39 |   corsicamani@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

Lisa et Jean Louis VILLANOVA

Domaine de Pelliciani

Farm sheep cheese

  04.95.65.22.38 |   villanovalisa@gmail.com