My name is Michele and I manage Morsi & Sorsi, a dairy farm born from the love for animals and my land. I graduated in veterinary in Parma, and I decided to come back to my origins, where my father and my uncle have been breeding dairy cows for years. The love for tradition and craftsmanship has pushed me to create products with an authentic flavor, healthy and genuine ̶ recalling the ancient scent of home.
The heart of the farm is undeniably the stable: bright, with optimal size for animal welfare, exceptionally clean, cereals (of own production) and fodder of which the cows are very greedy. The average daily production per animal is 20 liters of milk; the distance between the barn, the milking area and the dairy is a few meters, a very short supply chain.
Among the dairy products there is the treccia, a typical and traditional product of Santa Croce di Magliano: with a scarf-like shape. In ancient times, the treccia was worn by the shepherds on the last Saturday of April, as a commemoration to Our Lady and as a good luck charm for the harvest.
Santa Croce di Magliano is an amazing village of about 4000 inhabitants, located on a hilltop, just north of the Fortore river. Santa Croce boasts a vast and delightful panorama: for three quarters you can see hills and mountains, amongst which, to the north-west, the top of the Majella with its beautiful whitewashed peaks. To the south-east you can admire the long strip of Adriatic Sea that goes from Termoli almost to Manfredonia. On the clearest days you can clearly see the group of the Tremiti Islands.
At the entrance of the village, one can see the Torre Magliano’s walls: an ancient legend says that this tower is connected to the town center through a tunnel, which ends in the area called Quartetto. According to this legend the tunnel was an escape way used in case of emergency when attacked by adversaries or other enemies. The tower built at the top of a hill was a great tool of defense.