This area in the territory of Monteleone
is particularly suitable for the cultivation of a kind of
wheat which is quite typical for this zone, the spelt
. It is the
boundary zone between Umbria
and the Marches
, which forms a real macro area where the
specific agro-climatic conditions allow the spelt variety Triticum
turgidum dicoccum to develop
best its taste characteristics.
The spelt is a very ancient food, its cultivation dates back to about 9000
years ago and it is part of the Mediterranean diet of many peoples, in
particular those in Apennine Central South Italy
In the Valnerina and
Monteleone the spelt is cultivated since
ancient times, and it appears in its varied typologies (at least 18 have been
pointed out in its variety ''dicocco''), arriving at very high quality levels
today and so making Monteleone di Spoleto one of the most outstanding
production zones of spelt.
Today the spelt of Monteleone is recognized as one of the most sought-after
local products and it is very appreciated by gourmets and the friends of good
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