Bonarda dell’Oltrepo’ Pavese DOC
Aperitifs – Homemade dinners
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE
It is a traditional Italian cured meat, made from an indigenous Tuscan breed
|One of the tastiest Italian cured meats|
|With meat from only the Cinta Senese breed|
|Gives an intense flavor to your recipes|
Guanciale of Bradi Toscani, known as Gota, is made entirely from the meat of Cinta Senese pigs raised in the wild by the same company. The Cinta Senese has been around since ancient times, long before white pig breeds landed in Italy.
It owes its name to the characteristic white band that encircles its black thorax, hence “Cinta,” and to its original habitat, namely the “Sienese” and Chianti hills. The Cinta Senese is a lively and energetic breed, with a marked aptitude for grazing and moderately prolific in terms of reproduction: this distinguishes it from “slaughter” breeds that guarantee high prolificacy.
The Rosa brothers raise Cinta Senese pigs in the wild in the woods of Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana, allowing the animals to live in serenity and feed on natural nutrients.
The Rosa brothers’ Guanciale of Cinta Senese is made from the fleshy part of the “gota” (cheek in Tuscan dialect) of their pigs, which is massaged with a mixture of salt, pepper, vinegar and crushed garlic. After 15 days under coarse salt, it is cleaned, salted again and flavored with ground black pepper.
It is a mainly fatty cured meat, suitable for eating raw on a nice hot crostino, but especially cooked, letting it melt gently in a pan to flavor a variety of dishes: imagine all the flavor of Cinta Senese on your spaghetti alla carbonara!
INGREDIENTS: Cinta Senese pork, Salt, Dextrose, Sucrose, Antioxidant E300, Natural flavors, Spices, Preservative E250, E252
Cold cuts are probably the most mistreated and condemned food in recent years. Indeed, if meat is now seen by many as the devil himself, cured meats certainly represent the tip of his pitchfork.
It is clear that excessive consumption of cured meats, as indeed of all foods, leads to harmful consequences for our bodies. But why then are cured meats present in the Mediterranean diet, albeit to be consumed in limited quantities? Why did our ancestors consume this delicious food without qualms and negative consequences?
The answer is simpler than we think: the animals from which cured meats were produced were healthy animals raised according to the dictates of nature. Families back then consumed genuine hams, salami and cured meats without chemical additives and harmful substances.
Today it is still possible to find those who work with ancient and genuine methods, raising animals in the wild or semi-wild and feeding them with real food and without using feed or antibiotics. These small, heroic producers are keepers of tradition and good food. Their work requires time and sacrifice, which is why their products cost more than “commercial” cured meats so to speak. We are convinced that a few extra euros is worth our health and the pleasure of enjoying real food, which is why we provide you with the best artisanal salumi on the Italian scene: real salumi, salumi of yesteryear.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use a special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.
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