Famously from Puglia. Best served with thick sauces.
The trademark of the Puglia region, orecchiette literally translates to little ears. Supposedly, everyone in Puglia has big, bent thumbs from speedily pressing the pasta into little ear shapes when they make it, which is where its name comes from. This is pasta made with 100% durum semolina wheat and water from the springs of Mount Vesuvius to preserve the traditional, natural flavours that brought pasta worldwide recognition. Due to its array of health benefits (it\'s rich in proteins and other macro-nutrients) and its particularly good cooking qualities, durum wheat has been an integral part of Mediterranean gourmet cuisine for centuries. A full-bodied disc shape allows it to perfectly capture the sauce. The most famous dish using the pasta is certainly orecchiette allecime di rapa, which combines it with seasonal greens like turnip tops or tender stream broccoli, and a touch of garlic.
Sweet bubbly deliciousness with pears and almonds.
A sweet wine, with an unmistakable aroma. The nose has notes of rose and orange blossom, with sage, lemon, peach and apricot. The palate is fresh and pleasant, with a wealth of floral and fruity overtones.
Mozzarella with a unique milky taste and texture. A winner with everyone.
Our mozzarella is made from the finest, fresh, homemade cow\'s milk, which gives it a unique milky taste and texture that is incomparable to industrial versions. Made daily on the land, the mozzarella dough is soft, elastic and delicately flavoured. Best served at room temperature, fresh mozzarella is delicious just as it is, or with a bit of salt, pepper, basil, fresh marjoram or oregano - all topped off with a good extra virgin olive oil of course.
Cossu Pecorino is a hard cheese ripened for six months.
"Pecorino Romano" is a unique cheese, made in the traditional way and guaranteed by the quality Mark of the ""Pecorino Romano Consortium. A cheese with Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.), made with full-cream, thermised sheep\'s milk and ripened for at least 6 months. In particular, consumers appreciate it for the balance achieved among flavor, aroma, texture and digestibility, a unique blend resulting from expert processing, dry salting and ripening, complying with the true Sardinian cheese-making tradition. This product comes in vacuum pack.
An Italian Specialty, a Flaky Pastry in the Shape of a Lobster Tail, Filled with Hazelnuts Chocolate Cream and Dusted with Icing Sugar.
A’ sfogliatella, sometimes called a lobster tail in English, is a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Campania. Sfogliatella means "small, thin leaf/layer", as the pastry\'s texture resembles stacked leaves. In this case filled with delicious hazelnuts chocolate cream.
Made with tradition, passion and years of experience, a versatile cupboard staple.
The larder is worryingly bare when you\'ve run out of tinned tomatoes. They are the cook\'s comfort blanket, the stalwart of countless soups, sauces, stews and braises, so make sure you stock up on a good one like this. Good quality, authentic tomatoes from Campania, made with tradition, passion and years of experience, for a perfectly rich natural juice with chopped tomatoes for added texture.
A mildly-flavoured whole cows’ milk cheese from Northern Italy with a soft texture and a fruity, creamy character. Irresistible!
"Taleggio" is a typical soft white cheese with an edible thin rind, naturally pink in colour with a characteristic light sage-coloured mould (green-grey). It is softer and creamier just under the rind. Dig in! This cheese has a delicate but at the same time intensive flavour, with an underwood aftertaste and a characteristic aroma. This product comes in vacuum pack.
Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% Fresh, fruity and elegant. Made from hand-picked grapes and with an incredible drinkability. DOCG* Certified.
Made with 100% hand-picked Fiano grapes and produced through traditional methods, Fiano di Avellino has an elegant bouquet which opens with the fruity taste of pears and green apples. Perfectly fresh with no strong aftertaste, Militerni wines have an incredible drinkability. Ideal as an aperitif, with oysters, raw seafood, crustaceans and with simple or complex fish dishes. DOCG* Certification: This classification denotes the highest quality recognition for Italian wines. In addition to the conditions required for DOC, the wines must be "guaranteed" by passing an analysis and a tasting by government-licensed personnel before being bottled. Also, DOCG rules reduce the allowable yield of grapes to produce the wine, limit specific alcohol levels, and minimum aging requirements.
One of Italy\'s most sought after exports, fully natural and authentic.
As well as having a lower cholesterol than regular milk, Buffalo milk is also extremely rich in calcium and a good source of minerals (especially magnesium, potassium and phosphorus). Mozzarella di Bufala is well known all around the world for its decadently rich, slightly acidic milk, full of dense flavour, and stringy texture. Before eating mozzarella, immerse it (while still in the packet) in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes to release all its flavours. Eat as part of a caprese, or go all out by cooking a mozzarella in carrozza.
Creamy and slightly sweet, yet lean and light. How is this even possible? ** 5 days shelf-life.
Ricotta di Bufala Campania is another diamond point of the Italian tradition. Produced only in few Campania provinces, it is porcelain white, soft as a cloud and fresh like a summers day.
The King of the cheeses with hundreds of different uses. DOP* certified.
Considered by some to be the greatest cheese on earth, the King of Italian cheeses has a rich, nutty yet delicate flavour, and real Parmigiano-Reggiano is so much more than just your ordinary table condiment. From the middle ages to present day, this delicious cheese owns its title, and must meet certain requirements to earn its name. It can only be made in a specific designated region of Italy, from high quality pastures and milk, produced using the same artisanal methods that have remained unchanged for seven centuries. Its natural aging process and the complete absence of preservatives, additives or colouring agents help to place Parmigiano as undeniably one of the world\'s greatest cheeses. Grana means grainy, which explains Parmigiano\'s unrivalled texture, which can be eaten hundreds of different ways. Nibble of delicious chunks of it alone, or perhaps drizzled with balsamic vinegar, grate over a carpaccio, or eat for dessert with pears. Its texture and flavour can also be included in risottos, pastas and salads, making real, good quality Italian Parmigiano the perfect kitchen investment. *DOP: DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”). This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged, using traditional method. This product comes in vacuum pack.
If you thought the Ufita garlic was a garlic, think again!
The north-east area of the Avellino’s district, also known as Alta Irpina, and in particular the Ufita Valley, is famous for the cultivation of garlic. The properties of the ground and selected seeds results in a characteristic product with a high level of essential oils, active ingredients and a strongly aromatic flavour. This product is presented in bulbs of a white or nearly pinkish colour and medium dimension. The Ufita garlic is found in the following shapes: braid or ball. The garlic bulbs are picked manually in June and using the leaves they are weaved together to form the characteristic strings that are hung up to dry before being sold.
Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% Fresh, fruity Prosecco, with a fine, persistent perlage. Excellent as an aperitif. DOCG* Certified.
Abundant in bubbles, it has a very fine, persistent perlage, accompanied by an intensely fruity aroma with clear hints of ripe, golden apple and acacia flowers. Fresh, slightly sweet and soft to the palate, it is flavoursome to the back of the tongue with an agreeably fruity, harmonious finish. DOCG* Certification: This classification denotes the highest quality recognition for Italian wines. In addition to the conditions required for DOC, the wines must be "guaranteed" by passing an analysis and a tasting by government-licensed personnel before being bottled. Also, DOCG rules reduce the allowable yield of grapes to produce the wine, limit specific alcohol levels, and minimum aging requirements.
Best served with oil-based sauces.
A slightly twisted type of pasta, a toned down fusilli. Aptly named dei Preti (which means of the priests), this intriguing variation is a surefire favourite for every guest.This is pasta made with 100% durum semolina wheat and water from the springs of Mount Vesuvius to preserve the traditional, natural flavours that brought pasta worldwide recognition. Due to its array of health benefits (it\'s rich in proteins and other macro-nutrients) and its particularly good cooking qualities, durum wheat has been an integral part of Mediterranean gourmet cuisine for centuries. Pair with oil-based sauces that can slide down the swirls, such as pesto.
This salami is cured with fresh chopped garlic, which gives it a distinctive flavour. It\'s great on pizza, for sandwiches and also delicious on its own as a cold meat or when served with apple and sweet pickle.
Typical Friulian salami, obtained from the finest cuts of pork. When cut, a smooth, compact slice, from coarse grinding. The taste and aroma are enhanced by the right balance between garlic, wine, salt and black pepper. This product comes in vacuum pack.
Hazelnuts covered with a sweet nutty and chocolate spread.
Hazelnuts covered with gianduja chocolate. Gianduja is a sweet chocolate spread containing about 30% hazelnut paste, quite similar to Nutella, which was originally called Pasta Gianduja.
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When cut, the sweet fragrance of chili pepper and paprika can be perceived, combined with the scent of the small deli artisan shops and balsamic notes. The taste opens sweet and the gradually improves and closes with strong spicy hints, still not invasive.
A dry Italian sausage made in the traditional manner for this salami with an oblong and flattened shape. Schiacciata salami may be seasoned with sweet ingredients or spicy ingredients to provide a sweet mellow flavour or a "piccante" spiced taste. The raw material used is the typical local pork thigh, minced with or without flavourings and characterized by a spicy flavour. Looking at the slice, the low-fat and fat parts, cut with the knife, can be clearly distinguished. The colour tends to brick red and the shape is typically flattened. This product comes in vacuum pack.
Delicious and cooked Chickpeas. They just need to be drained and rinsed!
They\'re a great source of protein and fibre, so add more chickpeas to your diet... As a legume, chickpeas are considered both a vegetable and protein food, helping you hit two important food groups at once. These nutty beans are rich in a number of important nutrients that keep you well -- including protein, vitamins and minerals -- and they provide fibre too. Including chickpeas in your diet may play a role in reducing your risk of a number of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer!
Pre-sliced. Aged for 2-3 months, lean, salted beef with a sweet, peppery aroma.
Salted and air-dried just like a salami but made from a single muscle of beef, this bresaola has been aged for two to three months until hard and a dark red, almost purpley colour. A lean and tender cured meat with a sweet, peppery perfume, Bresaola originated in Valtellina, a valley in the Alps of northern Italy\'s Lombardy region, although it\'s now produced in many other regions in northern Italy. This version is made from 100% Chianina cow, the Rolls-Royce of cow breeds, and comes sliced, for easy use. Add to a rocket and artichoke salad or enjoy as part of an aperitivo. This product comes in vacuum pack.
Made using only traditional natural methods off the Apulian coast.
From the coast of Apulia, this coarsely ground Italian pure sea salt is great for adding to your favourite Italian dishes and has no additives, iodine or anti-caking agents. Pure and unique, made using only traditional natural methods it\'s perfect for use in a grinder.