PGI Marche Meat
The label PGI Marche Meat refers to Marche cattle breed. The label Jubatti’s PGI – protected geographical indication – products refers to the Farmers’ Cooperative which preserves the Central Apennine White Baby Beef (certified meat).
PGI Marche meat indicates the Marche breed, the result of a primary grade between the Podolic cattle autochthonous of Central Apennine and Chianina bulls and a secondary grade with Romagnol cattle. The result of the primary grade was in fact a relevant transformation of the autochthonous cattle, in particular a better muscle growth and a greater strength for field work. The grade with the Romagnol cattle resulted instead in a shorter height and a greater yield of meat. As for the production of meat, PGI Marche meat guarantees great quality and high nutritional values, besides a greater yield. Jubatti produces packed PGI Marche meat, such as PGI Marche beef steak and PGI Marche roastbeef cutlet. The geographical indication of origin certifies a series of qualifications of the production of PGI Marche meat, particularly the area in which the cattle are bred, their diet, the butchery, the cuts, and a series of tests of the quality of the product.
The cattle are traditionally fed, and this particular diet makes the meat very tasty and guarantees excellent health values, such as a high intake of proteins and low levels of cholesterol. Moreover, the cattle are pastured in the wild during Spring and Summer, thus allowing their natural growth.
The quality of Jubatti’s certified PGI Marche Meat is distinguishable through the pinkish colour and the lean and succulent meat with whom it is possible to prepare great recipes. The most famous is surely the grilled steak, a dish typical of the cattle’s territory, cooked on the flame in a wide cut, with a thickness which can even exceed 10 cm.