From field to table, this brown rice from Cascina Belvedere has been lovingly grown by one of Italy’s most passionate farming families. One of the few companies that manage the entire production process, from growing the rice to harvest, milling, and packaging, Cascina Belvedere is absolutely dedicated to the very best rice and risotto. All that care results in a pretty incredible product!
This organic brown rice is grown in the northwestern Piedmont region of Italy, which shares a border with France and Switzerland. Piedmont is renowned for its agricultural bounty and is home to decadent specialties, including white truffles, Barolo, and this highly prized rice. Brown rice retains the outer bran of the rice grain stripped away for white rice, giving it a rich, nutty flavor. It’s high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a deliciously nutritious little grain.
Rice farmers in Piedmont for generations, the Picco family, have been operating Cascina Belvedere in Bianzè, north of Turin, since 1935. The family-owned business is passionate about the welfare of their land, and their farming practices are designed to protect the natural beauty and bounty of their home while delivering an outstanding product. They use the sovescio technique to keep their soil healthy and full of nutrients, eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers during the growing season. Once it’s harvested, the rice goes through a traditional stone-husking process to preserve more of the nutrients and flavor of each individual grain. It’s then milled in small batches to ensure the highest quality control.