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3. Where to buy

You can buy PDO Biella and Vercelli Baraggia Rice from indicated stores or from the e-commerce website of members of the Protection Consortium.

Azienda Agricola Musso

Via Tenuta Masina, 11 – 13040 Carisio (VC)
Tel: +39 0161 858003
Web: www.aziendaagricolamusso.it

  Store

Barone Angelo e Fatti Daniela

Via G. Ferrari 40 – 13030 Ghislarengo (VC)
Tel: +39 338 3743589
Web: www.baroneriso.it

  Store

Invernizzi Leonardo

Corso Umberto I, 120 – 13031 Arborio (VC)
Tel: +39 0321 623782
web: www.invernizzileonardo.it

  Store

Mirabella s.s. di Mariella Robasto

Cascina Mirabella, 9 – Casanova Elvo (VC)
Tel: +39 329 5413380
Web: www.risomirabella.it

Store

Riseria di Rovasenda
di Tomasoni Giovanni & C.

Via dell’Artigianato 4 – 13040 Rovasenda (VC)
Tel: +39 0161 856248
Web: www.riseriarovasenda.it

  Store

  Online sales

Riseria Merlano di Merlano Fabrizio

S.S. Trossi 230, n. 5 – 13040 Buronzo (VC)
Tel: +39 0161 855502
web: www.riseriamerlano.com

Store

Online sales

Eleonora Bertolone

Via Roma, 27 – 13030 Collobiano (VC)
Tel: +39 335 5882969
Web: www.risodinori.it

  Store

Soc. Coop: Agr. La Baraggia

Via XXV Aprile, n. 15 – 13866 Masserano (BI)
Tel: +39 015 99445
web: www.cooplabaraggia.it

  Store

S.s. Guerrini Roberto,
Sandro e Ivano

Via Mazzini 38 – 13885 Salussola (BI)
Tel: +39 0161 939829
Web: www.risoguerrini.it

  Store

  Online sales

Zaccaria Carlo

Cascina Margaria 8 – 13885 Salussola (BI)
Tel: +39 0161 998235
web: www.risozaccaria.com

  Store

Riso Goio

Via Gattinara 13/A – 13040 Rovasenda (VC)
Tel: +39 349 7362304
Web: www.risogoio.it

  Store

  Online sales

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2. Producers in the consortium

The PDO Biella and Vercelli Baraggia Rice Protection Consortium groups together rice farmers and transformation firms in charge of processing and packaging the rice.

Andreoletti Pietro ed Ettore

Producer
Cascina Giardino Bresciano
13040 Rovasenda (VC)

Az. Agricola Bona Giovanni e Figli ssa

Producer
Cascina Belvedere
San Giacomo Vercellese (VC)
Tel: +39 338 5343378

Azienda Agricola Goio Oscar

Producer
Via Gattinara 4 – 13030 Ghislarengo (VC)

Azienda Agricola Luca Saviolo

Producer and processing firm
Via A. Barile, 20 – 13030 Greggio (VC)

Azienda Agricola Musso

Producer and processing firm
Via Tenuta Masina, 11 – 13040 Carisio (VC)
Tel: +39 0161 858003
Web: www.aziendaagricolamusso.it

Barone Angelo e Fatti Daniela

Producer and processing firm
Via G. Ferrari 40 – 13030 Ghislarengo (VC)
Tel: +39 338 3743589
Web: www.baroneriso.it

Cambieri Angelo e Raffaele

Producer
C.na Valletta II n. 15 – 13040 Buronzo (VC)

De Caroli Celestino

Producer
Tenuta Marena – 13030 Casanova Elvo (VC)

Eleonora Bertolone

Producer
Via Roma, 27 – 13030 Collobiano (VC)
Tel: +39 335 5882969
Web: www.risodinori.it

Ferraris Cristiano

Producer
Via Giovanni XXIII n 5 – 13031 Arborio (VC)
Tel: +39 338 1276123

Ferraris Massimo

Producer
Via Roma, 55 – 13031 Arborio (VC)
Tel: +39 339 2533038

Goio Domenico

Producer
Via S. Luigi 6 – 13040 Rovasenda (VC)

Goio Pietro e Goio Emanuele

Producer and processing firm
Via Gattinara 13/A – 13040 Rovasenda (VC)
Tel: +39 349 7362304
Web: www.risogoio.com

Invernizzi Leonardo

Producer and processing firm
Corso Umberto I, 120 – 13031 Arborio (VC)
Tel: +39 0321 623782
Web: www.invernizzileonardo.it

Lancini Renato

Producer
Cascina Ines Bice – 13040 Buronzo (VC)

Merlano Monica

Producer
Via Vittorio Veneto, 30 – 13040 Buronzo (VC)

Mirabella s.s. di Mariella Robasto

Producer
Cascina Mirabella, 9 – Casanova Elvo (VC)
Tel: +39 329 5413380
Web: www.risomirabella.it

Musso Claudio

Producer
Cascina Gedda
13030 San Giacomo Vercellese (VC)

Riseria di Rovasenda di Tomasoni Giovanni & C.

Processing firm
Via dell’Artigianato 4 – 13040 Rovasenda (VC)
Tel: +39 0161 856248
Web: www.riseriarovasenda.it

Riseria Merlano di Merlano Fabrizio

Processing firm
S.S. Trossi 230, n. 5 – 13040 Buronzo (VC)
Tel: +39 0161 855502
Web: www.riseriamerlano.com

Riso Mittino Riseria d’Italia

Packer
Via Torino, 5/A
28064 – Carpignano Sesia (NO)
Tel: +39 0321 825122
Web: www.riseriaditalia.com

Soc. Agr. Simoncelli Cugini Simoncelli Edoardo

Producer and processing firm
Cascina Marcellengo – 13885 Salussola (BI)

Soc. Coop: Agr. La Baraggia

Producer
Piazza Castello, 8 – 13034 Desana (VC)
Tel: +39 015 99445
Web: www.cooplabaraggia.it[

S.s. Guerrini Roberto, Sandro e Ivano

Producer and processing firm
Via Mazzini 38 – 13885 Salussola (BI)
Tel: +39 0161 939829
Web: www.risoguerrini.it

S.s. Tomasoni Virgilio e Matteo

Producer and processing firm
Via Rovasenda 200, Cascina S. Rita
13862 Brusnengo (BI)

Tomasoni Silvia

Producer
Cascina S.Teresa
Via S. Giacomo 9 – 13862 Brusnengo (BI)

Zaccaria Carlo

Producer and processing firm
Cascina Margaria 8 – 13885 Salussola (BI)
Tel: +39 0161 998235
Web: www.risozaccaria.com

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1. PDO rice varieties

PDO Biella and Vercelli Baraggia Rice, the first and only Italian PDO rice, is a product with wholly particular qualitative and nutritional characteristics.

Consorzio

● PDO rice for preparing Risotto

Carnaroli

With large and pearly grains, Carnaroli is considered the “prince” of risotti even by great chefs. Thanks to its high amylose contents, the grains remain consistent and allow for perfect cooking, offering a crunchy effect when eaten. The central pearl, the slightly porous opalescent part within each grain, allows for better absorption of flavours and condiments during cooking, an important characteristic of a risotto, which is cooked in direct contact with other ingredients.

Arborio

Arborio, one of the best known types of rice in the world for preparing risotto, was born in the Baraggia area in 1946, selected on the field by Domenico Marchetti in the town of Arborio, which indeed gives the rice its name. It features the largest grains of all Italian varieties, with a slightly squared shape and a noteworthy central pearl. The added value of PDO Baraggia Arborio rice is the authenticity of this variety: approximately 95% of rice cultivated and packaged as Arborio in Italy is actually Volano, a similar variety born in the 1970s. Thanks to PDO specifications, only authentic and historical Arborio rice is cultivated in the Baraggia area, a niche which attracts the interest of cuisine enthusiasts and traditional cultivars.

Baldo

Slightly smaller than the Carnaroli variety, Baldo rice has a peculiar characteristic: it is the only crystalline Italian risotto rice, i.e. lacking a central pearl. The size and excellent consistency of its grains make it ideal for preparing traditional risotti, while its low amylose contents favour fat-free creaminess.

S. Andrea

The crown jewel of the Baraggia area, S. Andrea di Baraggia rice takes its name from the Vercelli Abbey, where it is used to prepare the typical local product, the panissa. We are speaking of smaller rice than traditional ones used to prepare risotti, yet featuring an excellent consistency which allows for the grains to achieve perfect cooking. This variety is highly sought out by chefs as it cooks quicker than other risotto rice, thus cutting service times, and because it releases high levels of starch when cooked, creating the cream that is indispensable for risotti prepared according to the “all’onda” technique. Thanks to these characteristics, S. Andrea rice is very well suited for preparing arancini and croquettes, which require crunchy rice ensuring ideal cooking levels, while also guaranteeing ideal binding levels between the grains.

Due to these particular and unique characteristics, PDO S. Andrea DOP di Baraggia rice was selected by Bocuse D’Or, the most prestigious international cuisine contest, as an ingredient for the European finals held in Turin in 2018.

● Other rice varieties from the Baraggia area

Loto

Loto is a Long A-type rice that falls under the Ribe denomination and features a rather large oval grain. Although it does not belong to risotto rice, it offers good cooking properties, making it suitable for traditional Italian recipes such as sartù, timballi, arancini and croquettes, all of which require a two-step cooking, baking or frying process. Loto rice is also well-suited for parboiling, the pre-cooking procedure that allows to obtain rice that does not overcook, highly sought out by catering services and canteens.

Balilla

Balilla is one of the most historical Italian types of rice: its name evokes the period in which it was selected, in 1924. It features a small round and pearly grain, with less reliable cooking properties than other varieties. This characteristic, along with the natural viscosity of the grains and its thickening properties, have made it an appreciated ingredient for preparing soups and “spoonable” cakes and desserts.

Gladio

Gladio belongs to the Long B-type rice class, known in jargon as “indica” due to similarities with rice from South-Eastern Asia, characterised by slim and needle-shaped grains. Consumption of this rice was never particularly widespread in Italy, although – thanks to the promotion of Basmati rice from India and Pakistan – consumers have lately started to use this rice as a side dish to accompany meat, fish and vegetable recipes. Its high amylose contents (and therefore low viscosity levels) ensure that the grains remain well separated, an important quality for preparing rice salads.

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