The area near the town of Tortona has been renowned for the traditional production of cooked ham for centuries, the expertise acquired in this field is in fact a legacy of the French domination at the end of 18th century. Salumificio Pernigotti has been trading in the area for four generations.
The traditional plant, located near the village of Carezzano, which lies on the rolling hills on the right side of the river Scrivia, is specialized in the production of various kinds of cold meats and salami from the rigorously selected meat of heavy pigs bred in Piedmont and Lombardy. Great-grandfather Francesco established the family butchery business in Carezzano at the beginning of 20th century.
Franco and Carlo Pernigotti, father and son respectively, follow the tradition, adopting at the same time all those sanitary and technical measures necessary to guarantee the superior quality of their products and the compliance to the regulatory requirements of the European Community.