The Zafferano Metelis brand was created in 2016 by its young founders aged between 18 and 27 they have long been fascinated by this fantastic spice and are intent on recovering this old tradition of Matelica.
Matelica is a town rich with history and culture set in the heart of the Marches, a region that boasts one of the most extensive areas of cultivation of saffron in Italy.
In fact, saffron has been grown in this area since 1300-1400, as described in papers concerning Matelica
found in the notarial archives of Camerino.
The documents show the trading of saffron in this period, the notary makes clear the provenance of the
spice highlighting the town on the slopes of San Vicino mountain, “the customary Matelica”, as a guarantee to clients which later would become a designation of origin.
The latitude of Italy, like that of Spain, Greece, Iran and India is perfect for the cultivation of the bulb of the Crocus sativus from which we obtain saffron.