The Special Products
It is a medium-large sized sheep, with a large and muscular rump and fine, solid, not very long limbs. The meat of the Sambucano’s lamb is compact, savory, tasty, not very fatty and rich in protein.
As the name implies, this breed has soft, thick, gray fur (a little lighter on the belly, on the limbs and in the end of the tail). Of medium size, with an elongated body and muscular loins, it seems to descend from a cross with the chinchilla.
Bright and colorful plumage, small yellow head, thin yellow-orange legs, pale yellow skin and weight between 2 – 2.7 kg are some essential characteristics of the precious animal.
It is in the Cuneo area that the native Piedmontese bovine breed has developed and evolved to its best, once used for the production of milk, meat and for work, today bred above all for the production of meat, of high quality, suitable for the preparation of tasty typical dishes.