The green of our valleys

Langhe

Cascina San Cassiano was born in 1990 in the heart of “Langhe”, to Alba in Piedmont region (Italy). The Langhe are an extensive hilly system that since 2014 have been officially included in the list of World Heritage property (UNESCO); the characteristic hills of this area, at the foot of the Alps, are dedicated to the production of great wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco, to the cultivation of excellent agricultural products such as the best hazelnut in the world and delicious fruit, and to the collection of one of the most delicious and expensive products of the world, the White Alba Truffle. Alba is the capital of this territory with important wine-making and viticulture centers, collection and processing centers of the Tonda Gentile delle Langhe and and the place where the International Alba White Truffle Fair takes place. Moreover, this territory has developed an established food and wine tourism known all over the world, thus increasing an excellent interest in the Langhe and Piedmont cuisine. The beauty and culture for good food of our land inspires us every day and moves our passion for the production of quality products.

“…this country, where I was born, I believed for a long time that it was the whole world. Now that I’ve really seen the world and I know it’s made up of many small countries, I do not know if I was very wrong then as a boy.”
(“The moon and the bonfires” of Cesare Pavese)

The story of
Cascina San Cassiano

The story of “Cascina San Cassiano” is deeply tied to the ancient origin of the abbey of San Frontiniano, renamed San Cassiano Abbey.
According to a legend, on October 23, 311 AD, the martyrdom of the Saints Frontiniano and Cassiano would have occurred by the Roman imperial assassins. During the Longobard domination, in that place they built a large abbey church officiated by the monks of S. Colombano and then later by the Benedictines of Breme.

During the following centuries, the abbey flourished and became very powerful: in some documents, it is reported that the property of the church was disputed for reasons of power by different orders and the abbot had several vassals available.

Beginning in the fourteenth century, the period of decline marked by war and pestilence began. Only in 1455, the relics of San Frontiniano were moved from the Abbey of San Frontiniano to the Cathedral of the city of Alba; the following year, Pope Callistus III gave the Abbey complex to Bishop Teodoro di Monferrato.

During the 1600 wars of the Langhe and Monferrato areas, the cloister of the church was used as a hospital and a lazaretto.
Subsequently, the property belongs to the “Mensa Vescovile” and later was forfeited in the Demagio Regio. In 1868 it was renamed “Cascina San Cassiano”, put up for auction and sold to private.

In 1927 the structure was purchased by the Rossetto family and was converted into a farm for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables and for the breeding of dairy cows. Starting from 1990 the building is used as a food company and was enlarged with the construction of the shed adjacent to the old structure, in 2005.

Green Company

Cascina San Cassiano is committed to improving the environmental performance of its ecosystem protection activities.
We have had important eco-compatible results both from the point of view of environmental impact and from that of saving and energetic efficiency.

Every day, all our collaborators are committed to achieving the common goal: to be part of a virtuous company from an ecological and environmental point of view, to contribute dynamically and actively to safeguarding the environment.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
(Native American Proverb)

Our energy requirement is 100% self-produced!

Through the adoption of photovoltaic panels, we use renewable energy to power the production line: we self-consume what we produce!
Every year, our plant produces around 100,000 kwh for a saving of approximately 43,320 kg of Co2.

We are recyclable and reusable!

We support the development of environmentally friendly packaging solutions, using only recyclable packaging.
Our products are all packed in glass jars that they guarantee the health and quality of the food. The closure of the packaging is guaranteed by the aluminum caps which are also recoverable.

No to waste, yes to reuse

We do not put polluting fumes in the air and organic production waste is used as fertilizer for our agricultural land where we produce organic hazelnuts.