The Milano is the most sold salame in the world and a favourite in every Italian kitchen. It is fine grained and very tender.
Ours is produced in near Siena in Tuscany bby artisan experts Gelli Salumi. At 80 years old and with 60 years of cured meat craftsmanship behind him, Signor Gelli still oversees every step of the curing. Only the best quality, local Tuscan pork and aromatic herbs are used and his Milano salame is prepared following traditional Tuscan recipes handed down over generations. The result is fabulous!
A lovely consistency and a delicate yet persistent taste. Great for antipasti or served with all sorts of cheeses. Delicious in a salad or on a sandwich or pizza too!
This tuna and orange paté proves how simple ingredients can create something elegant and refined. Featuring red Mediterranean tuna, Sicilian oranges and extra-virgin olive oil from the producer's own estate, it also demonstrates how fundamental elements of the Mediterranean diet can combine to produce unusual and delicious foods.
Prepared by expert hands, following ancient artisan methods and recipes, this paté remains faithful to the traditions of the island. Local aromatic herbs are used to enhance the wonderful fragrance and depth of flavours within the paté.
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
This Paté is as versatile as it is delicious. Excellent on bruschetta or crackers, smoothed onto warm bread or as an indulgent buffet dip.
Try it as a filling for sandwiches or for soft savoury pastries (exceptional!).
It also makes a simple but tasty addition to pasta and rice dishes.
Try it as part of a tomato-based salad.
Goes perfectly with a good glass of Prosecco.
Garnish with cherry tomatoes and a sprig of parsley.
For the adventurous, try with semi-aged pecorino, multi-flowers honey and pistacchios.
Tuna, extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, white wine, orange, aromatic herbs, Trapani sea salt. Contains no artificial flavourings or conservatives
Long life product. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 1 month.
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 15/06/2014 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with it.
A great chance to get hold of a quality Italian cake at a great price. Last pieces remaining!
If you like cakes, chocolate or desserts, stop reading now!
This is a delightful soft cake with a luscious chocolate cream filling which is then topped with classic profiteroles: delicious chocolate-covered bignès filled with a sumptuous zabaione cream.
From the Dal Colle family bakery in Verona. Perfect as a dessert, a celebration cake, or for a sneaky snack with a cuppa.
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 28/07/2014 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with it.
A great chance to get hold of a gourmet quality rice at a great price. Last pieces remaining!
Black Venere Riceas recommended by Nigella! http://www.nigella.com/books/nigellissima_stockists
From one of the best rice growing regions in the world. Venere rice, or black rice (also known as forbidden rice - check out our article in the link below to find out why) is rightly famed for its amazing black colour, but even more for its organoleptic characteristics. It is rich in natural fibres, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and Vitamin B5 .
Riso Venere has a mild nutty flavour and its aroma of freshly baked bread becomes more discernible as it cooks. It is ideal for rice salads, in soups, as a base for white meat, but reaches its pinnacle with seafood. It's easy to experiment with all kinds of different fish dishes. Works perfectly with Asian dishes too. No matter what you use this black Venere rice for, it always looks stunning on the plate!
Suggested cooking time 45 minutes with pilaf method.
Part of a series of superb Southern Italian fish-based pasta sauces.
Tuna roe (Bottarga or Mediterranean Caviar), anchovies, Sicilian tomato passata and extra-virgin olive oil combine to stunning effect. This dish proves that there lies elegance in simplicity and that a tomato sauce can be luxurious. Usually served with Bucatini or Spaghetti alla Chittara.
As always, the uncompromising quality of the ingredients from Villa Reale makes an outstanding pasta sauce. So easy to use. Just heat up and add the pasta and serve. Oh, then listen out for the "compliments to the chef".
Please Note: Best Before - 26/10/14
Heat the sauce and add Bucatini pasta (spaghetti alla chitarra or fettuccine also work well).
Also excellent as a starter spread over thick toasted bread.
Add a little cooking water and EV olive oil to "extend" the sauce. If you like a bit of heat, a little peperoncino will work in this dish.
Italians don't tend to oversauce the pasta. That's also why a good quality pasta is important.
Sicilian tomatoes, tuna, tuna roe bottarga, extra-virgin olive oil, natural herbs, Trapani sea salt. Contains no artificial flavourings or conservatives
Long life product. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 1 month.
The gift set features a special 70cl bottle of quality Limoncello from the Antica Distilleria Petrone in the Bay of Naples area and 2 authentic, handmade limoncello beakers. Perfect for sipping this wonderful liqueur. Check the pictures below!
The Limoncello is full of bright citrus notes with a sparkling-fresh, invigorating taste.
If you've ever visited the Bay of Naples area, Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast, chances are you'll have experienced the wonderful local Limoncello in some form or another. The coastal area of Campania is home to some of the finest and most aromatic lemons in the world and it's no coincidence that this lemon liqueur has become synonymous with the area.
Our limoncello is prepared by the Antica Distilleria Petrone from Mondragone, just north of Naples. In 2011, the Petrone Limoncello was chosen by a select panel of international experts to represent Italy around Europe as part of the Excellence in Food programme.
It is based on a 130 year old recipe and uses only quality, natural ingredients including IGP lemons from Sorrento. These lemons have a higher natural content of essential oils which gives a particularly vivacious and refreshing lemon flavour.
A wonderful selection of artisan Tuscan biscotti prepaped by Ghiott Firenze from Florence. Delicious biscotti which are emblematic of Tuscan bakeries. They include Tuscan Amaretti, special soft almond Cantuccini and crunchy almond brutti e buoni biscuits.
Delicious soft Tuscan amaretti made with stone-ground rice flour, sweet and bitter almonds, honey and stiffly whipped egg whites. They are produced following an ancient traditional Tuscan recipe.
Ghiott's amaretti have a decidedly artisan look typical to Tuscany and are based on a 50 year old recipe by Florentine maestro Enzo Salaorni.
The quality of the ingredients is outstanding and belies such a low price tag. They provide distinct layers of taste. The initial sweet almond flavour gives way to the rich depth of stone-ground rice followed by a long bitter-sweet finale with a hint of orange.
These soft amaretti are perfect served with tea or coffee as a rewarding break or try with a glass of dessert wine after a meal.
These delicious almond cantuccini are packed straight from the over to preserve all their flavour and freshness. They are made using only the highest quality ingredients and are based on the traditional Renaissance Cantuccini recipe.
Dunk them in your tea or coffee or try them with a dessert wine, just as the Tuscans do!
Classic Brutti Buoni Biscotti:
These brutti e buoni are the Tuscan biscotti par excellence. They are deliciously crunchy on the outside with a soft centre of almond and orange.
Brutti e buoni means ugly and nice, referring to its look which highlights the hand-made artisan nature of the biscuit and the fact that they are delicious!
These brutti e buoni are made by expert bakers at Ghiott, Florence using their own exclusive recipe and preparation which features a high content of almonds for a rich taste and unmistakeable fragrance.
Brutti e Buoni are traditionally enjoyed with tea or coffee and are superlative with a fortified wine such as Vinsanto, Marsala or a good Port.
Melt in your mouth heaven! If you like Parma ham, then this aged Tuscan Prosciutto is a must-try.
Gelli uses only the finest hams and follows traditional Tuscan artisan curing processes to bring out all the natural flavours. Great for any antipasto platter, salads, sandwiches, with melon or served with goats cheese, on pizza, or as an accompaniment to our fine 30 month Parmesan cheese.
Compare this to any supermarket ham (or real Parma Ham for that matter) and you'll really notice the difference. Outstanding price too!
This is a full ham leg without the bone. Suitable for slicing machines.
A high quality Manitoba 00 flour perfect for rustic bread, focaccia, excellent pizza and cakes which require long baking times. Manitoba is a soft wheat (grano tenero) 00 flour that is extremely resistant and is also excellent mixed with other flours.
AT A GLANCE
High quality Manitoba 00 flour
Very finely ground and highly resistant flour
Perfect for rustic bread, focaccia, pizza base, panettone and pandoro cakes
Very often used combined with other flout to add strength
Excellent price - quality product
What is Manitoba Flour?
Manitoba flour originates from N America in particular from the vast Canadian province of the same name. The name itself derives from an ancient native Indian tribe who grew a special variety of wheat which was strong and resistant to the freezing winters.The wheat has particular characteristics which cannot be found in most other flours, notably it's strength.
00 Manitoba flour has a W value (used to measure a flour's strength and resistance) of 280 - 300, much higher than the normal 180 - 200 of normal 00 soft grain flours.
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
Our Manitoba 00 flour is ideal for home-baking especially when baking times are lengthy.
Try it for Panettone and Pandoro cakes.
It is perfect for making rustic breads, baguettes and focaccia. Use it and become a master pizza maker!
Other things which excel with Manitoba are: Bigné, Cornetti and Bomboloni (breakfast cakes) and salted panettone for sandwiches.
Perhaps the most common use of Manitoba flour is when blended with others to add strength.
Manitoba 00 is superb when used with a live mother yeast (found in many artisan bakeries) and will produce outstanding results.
Try it blended with other flours to add a little more resistance.
Unique mixed-flavoured thirst-quenching lozenges in a stunning illustrated tin (see pictures below). Made in Turin by artisan confectioners Leone.
A fabulous assortment of mouth-watering flavours - Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Vanilla, Violet and Organge Blossom. As with all Leone sweets the flavours are completely natural, audacious and long-lasting.
Gluten free with no artificial colourants added.
THE TIN DESIGN
A new design from Leone featuring the cute witch tackling the 4 seasons, one on each side of the tin. Colourful and comical, it makes a lovely collector's piece!
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 12/07/2014 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with it.
A great chance to get hold of a superb artisan cured meat at a great price. Last pieces remaining!
This delicious wild boar salame is produced by artisan experts at Gelli Salumi, near Siena in Tuscany, using only the best meat and most aromatic herbs. It has a deliciously mild savoury flavour, perfectly balanced with a hint of nuts with a relatively soft texture. The meat literally melts in the mouth! Makes a wonderful antipasto for any occasion.
Wild boar meat is one of the leanest meats around and full of proteins... and kids love it too!
From Certaldo, near Siena in Tuscany.
NB this is an artisan cured meat made by hand and weights may differ slightly. Approx £22.19/kg