Filippo Morese Farm and Taverna Penta Dairy

The farm is located at Pontecagnano in the Piana del Sele, Province of Salerno, an area that, for centuries, has bred buffaloes and produced buffalo mozzarella, which comes from the special manufacturing of its milk. The continuous technological update that we pursue in all phases of the production cycle, from breeding the animals, growing their fodder and transforming their milk, ensures consistently high quality products. Extending over approximately 80 hectares, the farm has belonged to the Morese family for centuries. In 1694 Geronimo Morese bought the Auteta Estate, and in 1754 his son Gaspare bred there a herd of 166 buffaloes. After nine generations and another three centuries, Filippo Morese continues the family tradition on the very same land. He breeds a herd of 600 buffaloes in modern stables, with wide covered spaces and several hectares of grassland for grazing.

Taverna Penta, the Morese family historic manor house

The farm also boasts a dairy and yoghurt bar, which is situated in the ancient courtyard at Taverna Penta and recognized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage as “testimony in architecture of remarkable historic and environmental importance; one of few such buildings, once plentiful around Pontecagnano, still preserved intact today”. As can be seen on the XVIII century maps displayed in the yoghurt bar, Taverna Penta, sitting roughly 10 miles from both Salerno and Eboli, was originally a stop for the carriages travelling along the ancient consular road to Calabria. In the XIX century it was adapted for agricultural use and acquired a more rural aspect when the second floor was added to the existing building.