From a great
to a great
When you listen to Luigi Dattilo, the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, the story of Appennino Food Group sounds like a fairy tale. A boy with immeasurable passion for animals and nature who, at the age of 17, refused his father’s gift of a car, instead asking him for a truffle dog. Self-taught, studying diligently, he quickly found his first white truffle.
His business suddenly took off, thanks in part to a lesson taught by his family: the importance of sharing. So Appennino Food Group doesn’t just sell truffles, but shares the love of this world with his customers, telling them a story.
Truffles, alongside mushrooms, remain at the heart of Appennino Food Group, but the company also offers customers a range of Italian specialties (and some from further afield), produced with craftsmanlike care from high-quality ingredients.
This is a tale of love and determination which, from that very first truffle through to today, has led to Appennino Food Group becoming a joint-stock company in the truffle world, as well as one of the largest and best-qualified companies in this sector, remaining true to its core values.
Love of nature,
curiosity for innovation,
passion and respect
for the raw ingredients.
Over the years, the company’s impressive growth has revealed a need to create a strong, recognisable brand identity, both in terms of the company’s values and having a corporate image. This led to a plan to standardise the company’s various product lines.
Creating a recognisable brand identity for every location and every product has become a priority for communicating the essence of Appennino Food Group.
Love of the
Love of the land is another distinctive feature of Appennino Food Group.
Despite its enormous growth, the company decided to base itself in Valsamoggia, an area that has always been synonymous with white truffles and a strategic site of unparalleled beauty.
This link to the land is reflected in our name: the Apennines go from north to south, passing through almost all of Italy and offer uncountable riches in terms of food and culture, which Appennino Food Group has always sought to promote.
Appennino Food Group’s vocation is to bring this land to the global stage. By selling highly prized truffles all around the world, the company is not just exporting a product, but an entire culture, built on respect for raw ingredients and the places where they grow, on tradition and on cutting-edge technology.
Investing in research
to preserve traditions
Angelo Dattilo, partner and director of Appennino Food Group, with a natural predisposition towards precision and organisation, manages the Production Department of the company, besides being the in-house mycologist.
The use of cutting-edge technology to process fresh products without affecting the flavour and aroma is a core element of Appennino Food Group’s philosophy.
The company has always worked on processing extremely delicate ingredients without spoiling their organoleptic properties, so that everyone can enjoy a high-quality preserved product.
This is why Appennino Food Group has always invested in research and staff training, and today they boast an excellent manufacturing facility with the highest quality standards.
Ahead of all the other companies in the sector, in 2015 Appennino Food Group acquired pioneering machinery that cooks at very low temperatures. This technology enabled the company to develop a production method that preserved all of the organoleptic properties of the raw ingredients.
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