Ancient Italian butchery is an art without equal. Discover the fascinating world of artisanal cured meats!
|The prized Monteleone PDO spelt.|
|Smells of ancient grain|
|Versatile for your recipes|
COOKING TIME: 60 minutes
Monteleone Spelt of Spoleto is a spelt of the triticum dicoccum variety that can only be cultivated in the Monteleone area: this exclusivity is due to the territorial and climatic characteristics that are ideal for its cultivation, and it is no coincidence that it is the only one among the existing species of spelt to be a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). Spelt is somewhat the progenitor of all cereals and was already consumed in Etruscan and Roman times. For years it ensured that the Umbrian population had the energy to survive and work the precious land of the Apennines, and today Monteleone Spelt DOP is an Italian excellence recognized worldwide.
“Whole” spelt means spelt that arrives on your table as it was harvested in the fields, without undergoing any artificial processing and deprived only of its inedible yellow coating (called Pula). This characteristic allows the grain to keep all its nutritional values intact and the authentic scents and flavors of wheat. At one time, when industrial processing did not exist, grains were consumed solely in this way.
In the kitchen, Monteleone PDO spelt is formidable: it maintains its texture perfectly when cooked, has an intense wheat aroma and flavor, and is suitable for both summer (spelt salads) and winter (spelt and legume soups) or for preparing a spelt version of risotto (farrotto). It requires 1 hour to cook, but cooking it with a pressure stove or soaking it the night before will take just 30 minutes!
INGREDIENTI E BENEFICI
INGREDIENTS: Spelt from Monteleone DOP.
Would you be willing, to save a small amount of money, to compromise your health and the pleasure that properly made food brings you? Here, the benefits of good Italian food, the fruit of the expert hands of true artisans of the table, are these.
Over the years the raw material has lost its soul and food has become something to be swallowed without too much attention. Therefore, the time has come to take back the pleasure of being at the table and to start taking care of our bodies again, not only in appearance but also through what we ingest. To be able to do this, it is essential to know the exact origin of the raw material and the processing methods: we at Gustatium have thought about this for you, selecting the best small Italian producers and making them available to you on our website.
Cereals and legumes have always been the basis of human nutrition. In the famous Mediterranean diet, they are in fact the foods present in the greatest quantity together with vegetables, because they are the fruit of the generous earth and rich in nutritional properties.
It is essential for our well-being to start consuming unprocessed whole grains and legumes in large quantities again. Only in this way will we be able to make food our medicine.
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 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.