The Forno Aia Vecchia is
located in the centre of Castagneto, (in the suburbs 7 km from the municipality
of Pavullo nel Frignano, in the Modena Apennines) a small family business set
up in the spring of 2006 and based on
family values, choices and hard work. The years since have witnessed a
considerable growth in production and the company now employs 5 people who make
bread, biscuits, crescentine and a
whole host of other products with complete dedication and love.
The link with the origins,
values and tradition are the company’s strong points - easily seen in each
single stage of the process: from research on wheat and other raw materials up
to in-house management of the process.
The bread is made by hand and cooked for nearly an hour in the ecological steam
oven that bakes slowly and healthily, giving us lighter and more easily
The Forno Aia Vecchia is centred on environmental sustainability which can even
be seen by the construction of the building itself: beautifully made in stone,
it used to be a cowshed and barn.
Even the interiors have been amazingly and skilfully rendered to comply with
the restructuring laws established for old buildings, particular attention
being given to the liveable conditions of the rooms which are spacious, healthy
Whoever works here or simply passes through can enjoy all the splendour of the
mountain view; the colours, fresh air and the peacefulness of the countryside.
Besides the actual workshop where all the baked products are made, there is
also a small shop where one can buy bread, biscuits, pasta, crescentine as well as delicious cakes,
tasty pizzas and flat bread on sale only in this Castegneto shop.