Altalanga Azienda Agricola
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Altalanga is a farm with a short but very special history.
It was founded from scratch in 2013 by Gian Franco Cavallotto, a man born in Langa who, at the age of 66, retired from his insurance business making a dream that he has cherished since childhood come true: that of creating an innovative agricultural activity in the territory of his birth to enhance an exceptional product not yet properly appreciated, especially abroad.
It is a very innovative and demanding project, also from a financial point of view, which the founder faces as a challenge, also because the local people, very backward, look at the practice of organic farming with irony and almost contempt.
However, for Cavallotto, innovation does not exclude respect for tradition such as, for example, natural drying in the sun as in his childhood; this to avoid the thermal shock caused by the mechanical dryer. Cavallotto fully believes in the goodness of his idea and proceeds with his head down. He gets the maximum pleasure when observing the hazelnuts that vegetate and produce better than the conventional ones and when the customers taste the products. When in the laboratory he breathes the scent of roasted hazelnuts, he seems to smell the aroma of hazelnuts that his mother roasted at home in the oven of the cast iron wood stove.
With the recognition of the “Langhe” denomination for the hazelnut grown on our hills, Cavallotto has seen his idea enacted to communicate to the consumer the difference between the hill hazelnut and the plain hazelnut. Tourists, especially foreigners, who frequent our shop overlooking the laboratory, often they ask to visit it and come out enthusiastic about the craftsmanship, order, cleanliness they find and the genuineness of the ingredients, all bio and gluten free.
He has already won the bet and is proud of the appreciation he finds from customers; the only regret is not having enough product to fulfill the demand.
The PGI Piedmont hazelnut is a symbol of Alta Langa region and a product of absolute excellence. It is considered the best hazelnut in the world thanks to its organoleptic characteristics and its applications.
Everything we produce is entirely organic and gluten-free. At Altalanga we are proud to produce healthy products which we follow step by step, day by day from the grove to the shelf of your trusted shop to ensure that we offer our consumers excellence in a wholesome and delicious product. We carefully seek out organic and best quality ingredients in order to obtain excellent final products. In our laboratory, we do not process products containing gluten.