Cascina Belvedere

Region: Piemonte

Cascina Belvedere is one of a very few following the entire process of production, starting it from the seeding in the fields and completing it with the packing of a rich variety of rice products. Our state-of-the-art tools and machineries are a guarantee of quality from the agricultural phase to the industrial one and offer the privilege of obtaining a product directly from the farm.

The enrichment of the ground: One of the keys of Cascina Belvedere cultivation is the use of the "Sovescio Technique" in winter, which consists in cultivating herbaceous plants that are buried when properly grown. The ground is therefore covered and enriched with organic elements.

The seeding: The seeding is done in lines, so that the airing in the fields is ensured and the product growth healthier. This technique also allows a greater control of weeds, that are easier to be detected and eradicated.

The harvest: The harvest is an exciting period at Cascina Belvedere.The Picco brothers and the other members of the family meet to talk and coordinate the crop collection and to make sure that the rice of the year is to an optimal maturity. Most of the other farmers generally hurry in harvesting their rice before any rain or hail occur. We instead proceed to harvest exclusively when the humidity is tested at 16 to 18%, and the rice grains are completely developped and mature. Allowing the rice to dry and mature in the fields means bringing the full taste to the product.

The Drying Process: After the harvest, the rice moves to the drying falilities where its humidity is reduced and it is prepared for the milling.

The Storing: Subsequently the rice is kept in storing silos, with the addition of neither preservatives or pesticides. The product is preserved in refrigerated units at temperatures below 8∞C, to avoid natural infestations.

The Packing: The peculiarities of our rice are kept intact to the table by packing it in vacuum packs and protective atmosphere.

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