Here are the salient points of Manolo's review.
- "I tried other goose products before, but they were mixed with pork meat and they did not meet my expectations."
- "Some of OCA SFORZESCA’s products represent the local tradition of pure goose salami without pork meat added. Others, such as galantine, are more innovative and really good."
"A special mention goes to the goose liver paté from the guilty-free line because that's a major culinary issue".
- “The customer of this area already knows some goose products, yet he is amazed at the quality and finesse of these products. While the other customers who perhaps are not familiar with goose products, are favorably surprised by products of great elegance. "
- "So these goose products are really above standard."
- "The rating of OCA SFORZESCA is highly positive because it gives total assistance both in the supply of the products and the excellent advice on to how to manage and create the best dishes."
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Rich in fiber, vegetables are a touch of freshness and lightness to bring to the table especially in this season. Naturally we do not want to give up the gourmet satisfaction that delights our palate and fills us with happiness, but at the same time we look for dishes more suitable for the hot season that do not leave us heavy and thirsty.
As mentioned many times, our goose meat is lean and basically sweet. This depends on the type of ground breeding geese without force feeding (gavage) that allows for the formation of a healthy, lean muscle, protected by a thin layer of skin that can easily be removed.
The sweetness of our goose salami offers modern and inviting food combinations with sweet vegetables such as asparagus, courgettes, onions, peppers and potatoes that we normally find in this season. Culinary creations that mix well with the positive trends of vegetable consumption. The food combination is particularly interesting not only for the harmonious and basically sweet taste, but also visually, with that contrast of the dark red goose products and the pastel colours of the vegetables.
We often think of vegetables only as a fruit, but the courgette also offers us a beautiful yellow flowers that give us unique gastronomic emotions.
Pasta alla carbonara is known throughout the world and its Roman origins are beyond doubt. But it is often perceived as a heavy food, therefore it is not suitable for all occasions, or not suitable for an important amount of the world population that does not eat pork meat. In fact we have a lifestyle that favours important dishes, with good palatability, but at the same time looks for lighter and more digestible foods. Data tells us that as much as 1/3 of the world population does not eat pork meat for different reasons: religious choices such as Muslims and Jews, or for personal and health choices.
It is a pity not to be able to offer this evergreen recipe on all occasions and to 30% of the world population. Losing the opportunity to convey and make known the history of such an important Italian dish by having a suitable meat such as gourmet goose meat. Too good to be true. A meat, the goose, which is red, light, digestible and with great palatability that can further elevate the culinary art and history of this dish and share it in compliance with the food and health requirements which are so important for today’s customers.
With gourmet goose meat we have the opportunity to maintain and enhance the characteristic elements of carbonara pasta and at the same time offer a lighter and more digestible version, more round and with a more enveloping and suitable fragrance. It is a dish for the whole world in which the respect for food requirements and health aspects are met by transmitting that Italian touch that is so appreciated and not always shared.
In the more classic version, goose breast is browned in goose fat with the trick of not letting it dry too much because goose meat is drier and has more protein content than pork meat. For the rest we follow the recipe known to many. Instead, in a more innovative version, cooked goose salami is used, made crispy in pan, and added with salted custard.
In our house by now carbonara pasta is strictly only made with goose products.
10/31/2016 0 Comments
When the cold weather begins to wrap the autumn nights, nothing could be better than a nice hot dish to invigorate both body and spirit. Even better if we can bring to the table something seasonal and unusual!
For this period there is nothing better than good hot polenta (corn meal), with the addition of a few slices of Oca Sforzesca goose salami enriched with its excellent lean liver.
Our goose liver is a healthy liver, coming from our Italian lean goose breedings, light, nutritious and rich in iron. A liver without gavage and without guilty feelings.
It is a natural and rich dish, which brings to the table both traditional and refined flavours. Not only a way to warm up our body, but mostly a way to feel new sensations brought on by a unique product like the Oca Sforzesca goose liver.
The best way to start the Autumn?
Talking about risotto!
Walking along the long country roads that cross the great plains of Lomellina it is impossible not to notice the golden rice fields. Real sun colored handkerchiefs surrounded by green hedges that enhance the beauty of this golden cereal.
October is the ideal month to dedicate the first of a long list of risottos that we have planned for you.
The first risotto that we want to offer you is perhaps one of the most traditional and tasty of our land: Risotto with Vigevano cooked goose salami and Dorno Bertagnina pumpkin. They are two excellences of our territory that create an elegant harmony and tell stories about our traditions.
A recipe that characterizes our territory and which is able to enclose three treasures of our land: Carnaroli rice which is born in the water, Bertagnina pumpkin daughter of the earth and the goose meat with its rich history.
Sometimes trying to rehash the flavours of a territory can be hard work. If then we try to combine two traditions of our country in one dish, it might be even more complicated.
Which crop characterizes the Lomellina area? The rice crop of course! So for this recipe we have decided to add rice to goose salami and we thank the farm Oca e Riso in Vigevano because this farm gave us a wonderful Carnaroli rice.
The goose salami, which is the symbol of the Lomellina cuisine, and the rice balls are combined in the same plate to create something unique. Vigevano cooked goose salami with its delicate and fragrant taste, gives the right flavor to the stuffing and an unmistakable freshness. While the Carnaroli rice wraps it in a warm embrace with the right consistency.
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Overturn a classic Italian taste to indulge the palate and reduce guilty feelings. With this in mind we often dare to try out risky combinations of different tastes.
Thus, within the well-known lasagna, we remove the meat sauce, replacing it with shrimp and pesto, with seasonal vegetables, with seafood , but we hardly think of different types of meat. Yet the meat is not all the same ...
The goose meat , despite being red, is very light and digestible both as fresh product and in the goose salami only if they are certified 100 % goose meat.
Vigevano cooked goose salami is a case in point with a delicate goose fragrance, digestible , with strong and characteristic aromas. It is very good in a mixed cold cuts platter or in a recipe, as I propose it today.
To insert a salami inside a hot dish can be a gamble: we risk to concentrate the salt, to exceed with the aromas and spices. The Vigevano cooked goose salami lends itself very well to this preparation. Once cooked , in fact , it is a curious and demanding ingredient suitable for thousands of uses , from stuffed pasta to risotto.
What we are proposing today is a lasagna revisited based on this fine Vigevano goose salami.
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