About Bagnolese Sheep
are an autochthonous breed from Campania, Italy that got its name from the
village of Bagnoli Irpino in the province of Avellino. They probably derives
from the crossbreeding of the Barbaresca breed and the local breeds of the
Apennines. Over time they spread from Irpinia to the entire region up to the
provinces of Caserta and Salerno.
medium-large white sheep with black spots. There are excellent dairy products
derived from its milk: pecorino as well as ricotta cheese (fresh or salted and
aged). They are also raised for meat.
(province of Avellino) they are still largely kept in wild or semi wild state,
fed on herbal pastureland with integration only in the winter months.
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