The borlotti bean is a variety of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) first bred in Colombia as the cargamanto. Bred in Italy to have a thicker skin, borlotti beans have a rich creaminess to them, similar to a cannellini bean, which is also in the kidney bean family. There’s a hint of nutty sweetness to the legume. It also has a smooth texture, making it a bean that works well cold, hot, at room temperature, and in a salad.
The borlotti bean is a versatile legume that can be exchanged for just about any item in the kidney bean family. That means instead of white beans add the borlotti, or if the recipe calls for dark kidney beans, then lighten it up with this colorful option. Try them in soups, as a side dish, stews, and salads.
Situated in the heart of the protected Regional Park of Colfiorito, La Valletta Azienda Agricola embodies the essence of the plateau, nestled 780 meters above sea level. They cultivate legumes with meticulous care, honoring the integrity of both the land and crops, recognizing the inherent goodness and health benefits of their products.
For three generations, they have devoted their 80-hectare farm in Colfiorito to growing top-quality legumes. With extensive experience in cultivation, their commitment is fueled by a genuine love for the products that originate from their land. This deep passion has led them to carefully select typical specialties from diverse regions across Italy, guaranteeing that only wholesome and delicious products find their way to your tables.