The Brembana Valley is called "The Valley of the Cheeses" thanks to Branzi, Taleggio, Strachitunt, Agrì, Formai de Mut and many other cheeses which have been recognised and given the official status of 'Formai de Mut dell’Alta Valle Brembana D.O.P' . Omnipresent on the cheese and meat plates of the valley.
La Pèta is an agriturismo (farm) situated in Costa Serina, in the Bergamo area (Lombardy, northern Italy).
The beautiful Serina Valley has been our home for about 20 years. We rear pigs, horses, donkeys and other farmyard animals.
We produce delicious goats cheese, yogurt, honey and cured meats.
At La Pèta guests can eat, sleep and enjoy the silent beauty of the local mountains and the attention we put into taking care of our green areas.
The Costa family lives here and runs the farm in co-operation with the Aeper group.
Paola cooks delicious and balanced meals, Mario turns our goats' milk into excellent cheese.
Marco, Andrea and Silvia share their energies and smiles, and Alessandro takes care of our woods and meadows.
For more than fifty years, the milk from the barns of the Brembana Valley and neighbouring areas, which acquires its typical character from the quality of the forage and pastures, is collected daily and sent to the Latteria Sociale in Branzi, where it is transformed after meticulous testing. Artisanal work methods are used, although different equipment is employed considering the large quantities of milk that are transformed each day and to meet modern standards of hygiene. Large steel vats have replaced the traditional “coldere” cauldrons shaped like an upside down bell. The curd is no longer broken with a spada (wooden rod) or curd knife, but with large rotary tools. Temperatures for heating and cooking are regulated by thermostat. It still remains the art of the master cheesemakers, the only ones able to decide when the curd formed by the rennet has reached the right degree of homogeneousness and consistency for breaking down and when the curd is cooked to the right point where the whey can be removed.
It was inaugurated in 2010, located in Sambusita di Algua. It raises on Serina Valley on an altitude of 900mt. We offer tasty and generous meal in order to rediscover typical and real taste. We only use our products both for the preparation of starter and main course or sweets.