In early 2019, the Unfold team accompanied the dairy production of La Dispensa for 7 days: from the 2nd of March until the 9th of March. Every step in their value added chain has been recorded to provide customers with exclusive insights to the dairy production. La Dispensa is committed to our transparency project and shares every single detail of their production with the Unfold team. The product pages of La Dispensa are continuously updated with essential documents for assessing the quality of La Dispensa’s dairy products such as regular analysis of their sheep milk and monthly veterinarian reports about the health conditions of the sheep. Current and past shipments as well as transport conditions are monitored and shared with La Dispensa’s customers.
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La Dispensa, an old farmer’s house dating back to the 18th century, is located in the Montalbano region in Tuscany, Italy. The country estate of Stefano Spinelli encompasses 17 hectares of olive groves, meadows and woodlands – ideal circumstances for Stefano's dream to come true.
Stefano wanted to establish a sustainable agricultural business where nature is the most crucial and valuable asset of a healthy agriculture. A photovoltaic system, a water treatment system with activated sludge and a chipping plant for reusing vegetal waste are only the start of running a completely sustainable agriculture business.
On his property, Stefano runs a Bed & Breakfast and a restaurant next to his dairy farm and his olive oil mill.
In the restaurant, Stefano provides his visitors with delicious regional food from his own agriculture. The main pillars of his agricultural food production are a dairy farm with his own sheep and an olive mill where he extracts his own olives to extraordinary extra virgin olive oil. The sheep stable is located below the main house of La Dispensa where Stefano’s sheep from the Asaaf breed reside. In the main building of La Dispensa, the fresh sheep milk is processed to delicious sheep cheeses such as Pecorino, Caciotta, Cecco and many more. Nearly all cheese varieties produced at La Dispensa are unique and developed by Stefano and his employees.