With a career spanning countries, cities and household name restaurants, it's safe to say Francesco Mazzei is no stranger to good food. Now chef-patron of three of London's best Italian restaurants; Sartoria, Radici and Fiume, Mazzei has partnered with Grana Padano to create a series of recipes that centre the Northern Italian cheese.
“Aged Grana Padano has a rich, slightly nutty flavour," says Mazzei. "It pairs beautifully with pumpkin or squash without overpowering the palate, making it a perfect accompaniment to this gnocchi dish." While making your own gnocchi may seem like an arduous culinary task, it's surprisingly easy and yields the kind of gastronomical payoff that has an unrivalled level of satisfaction. This recipe uses a combination of potato and pumpkin for a decidedly seasonal feel and a touch of sweetness that partners perfectly with nutty Grana Padano.