Il Riccio Cooperative farm
The cooperative processes, dries and markets the chestnuts delivered by its members, who also deliver walnuts and hazelnuts.
The chestnuts are syruped and processed into cream, flour, flakes and other products, in order to adequately remunerate those who harvest them and to discourage the abandonment of alpine territories.
Fresh and dried chestnuts and chestnuts in syrup and cream.
Chestnut flour and flakes.
There is not a shop on the premises, but purchases can be made during the tour or upon reservation. Roasted chestnuts can be tasted from October to mid-November.
The cooperative can be visit during the harvest period on Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and during the rest of the year on request. Reservation should be made by e-mail or telephone (contact: Marie Badéry) at least 5 days in advance.
The visit includes a tour of the chestnut processing workshop (calibrator, cleaning machine, bagging machine and the bag sewing machine etc.) and the chestnut museum (tools used in the past for processing the chestnut) On request, tour to the chest nut tree forest.
Number of visitors per visit: min 5 / max 50.
Languages spoken: Italian, French, English and German.
How to get there
Arriving from the A5 motorway, exit at the Pont-Saint-Martin toll gate and take the Gressoney valley road. The cooperative is set on the left after the village of Lillianes.
Telephone:+39 349 3403923