The “Grissinificio Zingonia” was born in the mid-seventies in a village in the province of Bergamo, Zingonia.

In a few decades the company has been transformed into a modern industrial structure able to meet the multiple market demands while maintaining respect for traditions.

The love for good food and artisan products has meant that the recipes handed down from generation to generation can be recognized for their “Quality and genuineness”.

The manufacturing process is the cornerstone on which we rely to obtain a high quality product.

The rigorous choice of raw materials combined with craftsmanship make the finished product unique in its kind. In fact, all our breadsticks are ironed and processed according to the true Piedmontese tradition.

Our recipes are basically simple with few ingredients, without preservatives but with an artisan workmanship that makes the product genuine, tasty and highly digestible.

The taste of sun and wheat intensified by the golden browning from our ovens was not enough to invite our product to grow, and at the same time satisfy all tastes.

This is why we had the good idea to add different flavours to our breadsticks, creating tastes brought from our typical Italian food.

This is how our tasty aromatic pizza breadsticks were born: with the wonderful aroma of tomato and fine ingredients of our mediterranean pizza; Parmesan cheese, typical of the PADANA-REGGIANA areas; Onion, a vegetable with a million virtues; Garlic, something to keep us young.

And still again sesame, cumin, hot pepper, pesto and rosemary breadsticks can be with you as a snack at any time of the day: they can also help you be creative for special dinner parties.

Such a simple and brillant idea as inventing the breadstick, could not have been other than Italian , as in most ideas that enrich our Italian food.

The history of a breadstick goes as far back as 1679, when the court of Savoia’s doctor asked the baker stretch a piece of bread into small fine crunchy sticks.

 This preparation was called ” Gherse ‘d pan ” and is was needed to stimulate and whet the appetite of his little patient Duke Vittorio Amedeo II° who had health problems.

The Duke’s son recovered by keeping to this light healthy diet and later became King.

The breadstick went on to have enormous success: many famous people like Napoleone and King Carlo Felice really loved them, they even took them to the theatre.

The name ” Grissino ” ( breadstick ) can be traced as far back as its recipe which comes from bread.

The word ” Grissin ” or ” Ghersìn ” comes from the Piedmontese dialect expression ” Gherse ‘d pan ” which means ” String of bread “.




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