Lento is the Spanish word for slow. Melo is the name of the town in Northern Uruguay around which our Lento Melo oxen live their quiet and peaceful lives. The area where the oxen graze is about a quarter the size of the Netherlands, with a population of only 11,000 people, who live in the slow pace of the overwhelming natural environment. The gaucho is the icon of the local culture. This calm cowboy herds the oxen in the pace of the vast grasslands that have been there for thousands of years. Like his father, grandfather and many generations before them. Lento Melo wants you to taste this slow life.