Products do often identify with the character the enterpreneur. Giovanni Minelli is definitely a one-of-a-kind character, known for the high skills, meticulousness of his work and most of all, for the long time that its wheels spend in the maturing warehouses: more than 120 months and often even 150.Giovanni Minelli's production is a Cru: everything happens in a clearly finite area with an ideal climate, punctually located in the Frignano mountains, at 700 meters above sea level, the perfect ecosystem for wild herbs growth, covering 6 squared km of pasture destined to the herd, bestowing the Minelli Selection Parmigiano Reggiano a unique aroma. Raised in free stables and grazing, the Friesians exceed 10 years of life. Giovanni Minelli does not cool the milk during the process and wisely balances fat and casein, low quantity of rennet and whey. Precision and time give lively curd suitable for long-matured aromatic development.The wheels continue their journey at a controlled temperature between 13 ° and 15 ° degrees and between 16 ° and 18 ° in the aging vaults. Slowness, constancy, continuity, no sudden changes make a perfect maturation and time enhances tasting notes, memorable. Giovanni Minelli avoids the shorter maturations choosing for his wheels seasonings up to 120 months, patiently letting fermentation happen. Minelli’s Parmigiano Reggiano selection is the unique outcome of true craftsmanship and ancient wisdom, usually chosen by the most important Chefs.
Carlo Minelli created Veteris, chosen by collectors of rare products. Carlo’s selection is quite exlusive: Veteris is incomparable. Wheels have out of the ordinary aromas and prolonged aging intensifies aromas giving complexity without detracting balance. With great satisfaction, Carlo tasted the first outcomes of his choices in 2019: the wheels had a warm concentrate of citrus notes, consistent, full and always creamy, balanced in flavor and sweetness, magnificent in their singular majesty to the taste.