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Botìro di Primiero di Malga

butter from mountain meadows

In the days of the Serenissima, the finest butter was known to come in summer from the alpine valley of Primiero, rich and full of the perfumes of the meadow flowers. After being totally lost, the art of making the butter was recently revived in 2007. It is shaped in molds decorated with wildflowers.

The Venetians were early allies of the Byzantines and adopted a number of Greek words, including butter, botìro from the Greek vutíro (and fork, piron from piroúni).

Cheeses & Dairy Products

Slow Food

Trentino-Alto Adige


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by strade del vino e dei sapori del Trentino