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Maurice et Marcel WHEATCROFT

Gaec Manenti

Goat’s and ewe’s milk cheese

Visits : Open daily between 8am to 12pm from November to July.

Regions : Dui Sevi-Dui Sorru - Cruzini - Cinarca

Categories : Animal farming, cured meats, cheeses

Agricultural sectors : Corsican cheese, Suckling lamb and goat, Brocciu cheese

Col San Sebastiano
20111 Calcatoggio
  06 43 40 40 49 |   06 43 40 69 31

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss something really special alongside the road from Ajaccio to Sagone, just before San Sebstianu pass. There is a house standing way up high above the wild, unspoiled Pevani Valley and land that stretches all the way down to the sea.. This is the home of Monsieur Manenti – or at least it was. The name has been kept but the property now belongs to Maurice and Marcel Wheatcroft, who look after the surrounding land and some two hundred goats and two hundred ewes, all of Corsican stock.

The farm is over a hundred years old and time seems to have stood still here. From hand milking to producing cheese including Brocciu, THE Corsican speciality, and Tomme. Everything is done here using traditional methods and know-how, as evidenced by the copper cauldrons and cane moulds.

“Our aim is to carry on doing our best here, with all the drawbacks and advantages of our trade. We may modernise perhaps, but without losing our identity in the process. The most important thing is to preserve the flavour and character of our produce.”

Made from either sheep’s or goat’s milk, the Brocciu here is authentic and full of flavour, the cheeses delicious, and the Tomme full-bodied and rustic.

The produce is sold on site, where a warm welcome awaits you.

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