Because of local environmental conditions, mountain agriculture can never hope to produce crops in competitive
However, by exploiting the specificities of the land, it has developed and still uses methods aimed at producing exclusive, high-quality products.
Such products can nonetheless achieve market success because they have the added value of being special; they are not comparable with the standardised produce which results from the use of modern technologies and globalisation systems common to all product sectors.
Local, characteristic products are the result of the fine, long-established skills of country folk who - partly through ability but chiefly because of need - try to exploit local resources as much as possible, producing foodstuffs and other products whose authenticity and wholesomeness are highly appreciated.
This is why the butter and cheese made in our valley have the perfumes of mountain-pasture herbs and flowers.