Since corn was brought to Italy in the 1500's, pasta has slowly been losing ground to polenta in the region of Lombardy as the preferred dish. A dish which can be luxuriously annointed with parmigiano reggiano and truffles or served simply with butter & honey, polenta is a mainstay in our kitchens all year long. Traditional polenta takes time & love to prepare, up to 45 minutes of stirring to avoid lumps. We love the Bramata Bianca, or coarse white polenta, as a side with a simple herb roasted chicken. Try the Yellow Corn and Buckwheat polentas from Moretti.
About the Producer: The Moretti family has been growing, drying, & grinding corn since 1922 in the town of Bergamo.