Risotto alla Savoia: a Royal Tradition – How to Make it

risotto alla savoiaSavoia-style Risotto: a Royal Tradition

Do you know the House of Savoia? They were the Kings of the Kingdom of Italy in the second half of the 19th century and during the first one of 20th century.

Like other Royal Houses, they had their own cuisine and, since they were from Piedmont, it reflected the local culinary traditions.

This is the typical recipe of one of them: Risotto alla Savoia. It is easy to prepare and has a very royal taste.



Serves 4 people

• 250g of Carnaroli rice
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil
• 30g of chopped onion
• 50g of butter
• 150g Fontina d’Aosta cheese
• 50g parmesan cheese
• 80g of brown stock
• beef stock
• salt


Sauté the onion with 50g of butter until it is golden. Add the rice, toast it and pour in the stock. When it is cooked, stir in the parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil and butter and adjust the salt if necessary. Plate the rice, making a well in the center of each serving and pour warm melted Fontina Cheese into it. Finally, decorate with the hot brown stock around the edge of the risotto.