Butchers in Tuscany and Umbria

Butchers in Umbria and Tuscany: A Connoisseur’s Choice

In the heart of Italy, Umbria and Tuscany stand out not just for their breathtaking landscapes but also for their unparalleled culinary traditions. Here, butcher shops are more than mere stores; they are high-end boutiques for those who appreciate the finest meats, adhering to the sustainable ethos of the Mediterranean Diet, which wisely recommends meat consumption twice a week.

  • What to Purchase for Discerning Palates:

    Chianina Beef: A Culinary HeritageFirst and foremost is the Chianina, sourced from Val di Chiana. This beef isn’t just food; it’s a taste of history, guaranteed to provide an exquisite culinary experience. With its low fat content and rich flavor, Chianina beef is a testament to the region’s dedication to quality and tradition. Originating from the Apennine Mountains over 2,000 years ago and brought to Tuscany by the Etruscans, Chianina cattle were revered for their strength and versatility. By the Middle Ages, their beef had become a symbol of opulence, sought after by nobility for its superior quality and taste.

    Maialino di Cinta Senese: The Quintessential Tuscan Delight, our personal favorite is the Maialino di Cinta Senese, particularly for creating indulgent dishes like Matriciana and Carbonara. The guanciale (cheek meat) and lardo (back fat) from Cinta Senese pigs, celebrated as a Slow Food Presidium, transform simple meals into gourmet experiences. These pigs, roaming freely in the forests and nourished by a natural diet, produce meat that is both flavorful and ethically sourced, embodying the true essence of Tuscan cuisine.

Butchers in Umbria and Tuscany – Ansano Sausages

Our top list. 

  • the best butcher, closer to our villas is Macelleria e Salumi D’Ambrosio. At this butcher you can find weekly fresh Mozzarella di bufala,  and burrata cheese from the South.
  • Luca at Po Bandino,The original name is Ansano. Be patient if you find the sign “Torno Subito” on the shop window, this is a family run business and sometimes they have to run for their kids! You can go in our name we are top clients!
  • In Chiusi Chianciano, Siena: La chianina di Manieri  – via Trieste , 23 – Chiusi Scalo (SI) – Tel/Fax 0578 21183. It’s a butcher shop run by people with a long experience in the industry and always ready to meet your needs. It’s motto is “quality and courtesy”.
  • And also the historical Macelleria Pisi, from 1870 in Chiusi old town (up the hill).

If you are in Chianti and Val di Chiana Area, do not miss:

  • Macelleria Belli in Torrita di Siena.
  • One of the best Chianina and Guanciale we have ever tasted is from Fierli, that is located just before the val Di Chiana Outlet shoppinfg Mall. Where: Via del Duca, 159 Foiano della Chiana AR (Località Farniole). Here there is the shop and a delicious Agriristoro, where to have lunch direct from the butcher!

AROUND PERUGIA… some of the best Butcher of Umbria 

  • On the way back from Perugia to Paciano, a must is to stop at Grifo Carni They also have a small selection of wines.
  • in San Sisto area, not to miss is Perugia 2 Carni.

If you look for local Street Food, such as Trippa or Lampredotto: 

On the side of  Perugina Factory in Perugia, at IP petrol station station parking  in via Circense, you will find one of the best Trippa or Lambredotto. He is open only for lunch, all year long.

Butchers in Umbria and Tuscany

  • Or at Val di Chiana highway exit, on the way to Val di Chiana shopping mall, at the roundabout, Lampreghiotto. It is one of the best Tuscan Street food! Address on google map: Uscita casello A1 Val di Chiana, 2, 53048 Bettolle.


Note: Shops in Tuscany  and Umbria are usually open by 9.30 AM to 1.00 PM and by 4.30 or 5.00 PM in summer to 7.30 PM – Never on Sunday – Local food store  all are not open on Thursday in Umbria and on Wednesday in Tuscany.



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