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Massimo and Beatrice foster a direct relationship between Italian producer and client which guarantees that Gilardona's rice is the best ingredient for the authentic dishes of the region. It is sure to impress all of those who have a passion for food.

The family of Massimo Marinone grows rice on the border between Lombardy and Piedmont, in the heart of the Po valley. The fields surrounding their farmhouse, Cascina Gilardona, produce the finest quality rice. In the family run farm they use the most advanced technology but equally value the taste of tradition. The interaction of a unique soil, climate and morphology together with our passion and experience in growing techniques preciously acquired generation after generation produce rice which is among the most valued and appreciated by Italian chefs. They cultivate 120 hectares (300 acres) by using advanced technology, but 1 hectare (2.5 acres) is devoted to natural production - no chemicals, manual work, sun drying - of the varieties Carnaroli Naturale and Rosa Marchetti.

Our farm is located in:
Cascina Gilardona 18
27030 Castelnovetto (PV)
Italy

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