About Matesina SheepAbout Matesina Sheep

Photo source: Agraria.org
Photo source: Agraria.org
The Matesina sheep, a treasured heritage breed originating from the sun-kissed province of Caserta in Campania, southern Italy, proudly trace their lineage to the esteemed Gentile di Puglia and Appenninica sheep. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the region, these indigenous sheep epitomize the enduring agricultural traditions of southern Italy.

Characterized by their medium size, with males standing at 65 cm and females at 60 cm at the withers, Matesina sheep exude an understated elegance. Their wool, a harmonious blend of white and brown hues, reflects the rustic charm of their pastoral surroundings. As versatile livestock, Matesina sheep play a pivotal role in the agricultural tapestry of the region, fulfilling multiple purposes with finesse.

Raised with care and reverence by local farmers, Matesina sheep are prized for their contributions to meat, wool, and milk production. Their adaptability to the Mediterranean climate and their innate resilience make them indispensable allies to farmers seeking sustainable and diversified agricultural practices. In the verdant pastures of Caserta, the Matesina sheep stand as enduring symbols of heritage, resilience, and the timeless bond between humanity and the land.