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Biancoperla Corn - Presì Slow Food
 

Biancoperla Corn

Veneto

Veneto’s gastronomic history is closely tied to a single dish, polenta, commonly prepared with Marano corn. However, until the end of the Second World War, a white polenta was also often made. More highly regarded, it represented a division between the plains and the mountain foothills, where the hardier yellow corn was more suited to the agricultural and environmental conditions. The local white corn variety was Biancoperla, which has tapering, elongated cobs with large, bright, pearly-white kernels. The variety was most widely planted during the second half of the 19th century, and even in 1950 it still covered over 50,000 hectares of land.

Seasonality

The corn is picked from August to September but the cornmeal can be found year-round.

In the 1950s, the more productive, hybrid flour varieties replaced the open-pollinated varieties like Biancoperla, which had lower yields. However, some farmers continued to cultivate the white corn and pass down the seeds. The Presidium now wants to improve the quality of the cornmeal obtained from Biancoperla and to promote it to a larger number of consumers. Stone-grinding is particularly encouraged, as it exalts the product’s sensory qualities.

Production area
Treviso, Padua, Rovigo and Venice Provinces

Presidium supported by
Veneto Regional Authority
Le Barbarighe
di Leonardo Gagliardo
San Martino di Venezze (Ro)
Via Barbarighe, 1700
Tel. +39 0425 99383
gagliardo_leonardo@libero.it

Borgoluce
Susegana (Tv)
Località Musile, 2
Tel. +39 0438 435287
info@borgoluce.it

Cenetae
Azienda dell’Istituto Diocesano
per il Sostentamento del Clero
Vittorio Veneto (Tv)
Via Jacopo Stella, 34
Tel. +39 0438 552043 - 949399
direzione@idsc-vv.it

Francesco De’ Tacchi
Grantortino di Gazzo Padovano (Pd)
Via Garibaldi, 54
Tel. +39 049 599067 - 6088477
ufficio.commerciale@detacchi.it

Daniel Feltrin
Trevignano
Via Colombere, 3
Tel. +39 349 6957119
daniel_sana@hotmail.com

Hausmann-Rizzetti
di Renato Ballan
Castelfranco Veneto (Tv)
Via San Giorgio, 105
Tel.+39 0423 494219
346 3797959
mais@biancoperla.it

Istituto agrario Sartor
Castelfranco Veneto (Tv)
Via Postioma, 17
Tel. +39 0423 490615
posta@istitutoagrariosartor.it

Istituto agrario Duca degli Abruzzi
Padova
Via Merlin, 1
Tel. +39 049 8685455
pdis00600@istruzione.it

Lucia Paccagnella
Villafranca Padovana (Pd)
Via Scalona, 18
Tel. +39 049 6890420
paccagnella.lucia@gmail.com

Solcodritto
di Filippo Bano
Loreggia (Pd)
Via San Pio X, 45
Tel. +39 049 9355281
340 9430273
solcodritto@live.it

Le Sorgenti
di Costantino Sommariva
Godega di Sant’Urbano (Tv)
Via San Marco, 15
Tel. +39 0438 783271

Tenuta Civranetta
di Guido Fidora
Via Marconi Pegolotte (Ve)
Tel. +39 0426 509136
339 1893457
fidora@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Renato Ballan
Tel. +39 346 3797959
mais@biancoperla.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Danilo Gasparini
Tel. +39 0423 987949
danilo.gasparini@unipd.it

 


 
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