This is an ancient breed coming from Montemaggio (Montagnola Senese) and Chianti hills. Nowadays it is present all around Tuscany .
Thanks to the effort of many breeders, and with the help of Siena Breeders' Association, this breed is still alive. At the moment there are 80 breeding farms all around Tuscany.
Recently Cinta Senese pork has obtained DOP certification.
In this context Tognetti's family owns one of the most important DOP farm breeding . There are only a few farms that process their own meat by short distribution chain. Pork meat and lard are high quality and this is because of the peculiarity of their wood enclosures and special feeding. Cinta Senese pig is identifiable by the white stripe around its belly and its legs