Gigante Vercelli rice is an ancient variety recovered in purity and brought back to cultivation.
Ideariso, as disposed by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is responsible for its conservation as a historical variety. Its small production, organoleptic properties and natural resistance to diseases (a unique trait) are what have historically made this variety of rice an excellent and healthy product.
To this day, these elements are what make Gigante Vercelli unique in risotto dishes: the large grains stay separated even at the end of the cooking process while giving the risotto a fine creaming. Gigante Vercelli is PRESIDIO SLOW FOOD