Azienda Agricola Pra d'Arc - Gignod (AO) - Aosta Valley
Why we chose them
Eliseo and Denis Duclos are father and son, and together they manage the Pra d'Arc farm and the Praz d'Arc pasture at an altitude of 2000 metres, close to the Great St Bernard Pass. In the steep but luxuriant pastures their 60 cows graze and with the milk of their herd they make Fontina DOP produced according to the "Estrema d'Alpeggio Valle d'Aosta" regulation. This specification provides for additional rules with respect to the alpage and valley productions, in order to give life to a cheese that is born in the highest mountains where the animals are fed exclusively on pasture, without any type of integration.