THE MEAT OF THE PIEDMONTESE RACE CASCINA STELLA
Our flesh does not require haste: with patience, nature will reciprocate.
The animals of the Cascina Stella breeding farm move long and freely and the result is a meat with an intense flavor, which requires the right cooking, usually longer than the meat usually found on the market.To guarantee a correct and prolonged preservation of the meat over time, Cascina Stella vacuum-packages all cuts of beef.
The Piemontese breed of cattle, a Slow Food Presidium, offers numerous cuts to enjoy: fillet and sirloin, thigh and shoulder, bone-marrow, head, tongue, tail and the so-called "fifth quarter" which, when the animal has been raised in a healthy and natural way, is a delicacy.
In the refrigerator: it is advisable to put the meat on the coldest refrigerator shelf (0 - 2 °C)
and eat it within 24 hours at the most, if packed in butcher's paper, and within 5 days if vacuum-packed.In the freezer of the refrigerator: generally the temperature, reached slowly, is about -18 °C and it is advisable to consume the meat within 2 or 3 weeks at the most.In the freezer: more recommended than in the freezer, because usually the temperature, reached quickly, is about -20 °C and it is advisable to consume the meat within 1 or 2 months at the most.
Thawing in the refrigerator (about 12 hours) is the safest and most hygienic system and preserves the taste, tenderness and organoleptic qualities of the meat.If the meat has been thawed in the correct way and time, it can be cooked like fresh meat.It is not advisable to eat thawed and refrozen meat, because the quality and nutritional values are lost and there is a risk of dangerous bacterial formation.The meat is mainly made up of muscle. Our animals, grazing free up to six or seven months of age, give back a meat with a high protein content, which requires a slow and patient cooking, able however to make you taste the fullness of the tastes that nature gives us.For (EXAMPLE) everyday slices we always recommend slow cooking for up to ten minutes, even on the smallest heat generator, at minimum.