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A wonderful white condiment to add a sublime touch to fish, white meat and vegetable dishes. It is made by gently reducing Il Borgo's famed white balsamic condiment to produce a rich cream-glaze with exceptional depth of flavour. Il Borgo del Balsamico is one of Italy's finest producers of balsamic vinegar.
Like its brother, the dark balsamic cream glaze, the white glaze offers perfect acidity and an impeccable balance of sweet and sour.The pair just about have the whole spectrum of food covered!
Use this white balsamic glaze to garnish all types of fish, roasted or grilled chicken, pork, white game meats and vegetables. Lovely with Asian and North African cuisine too. Comes in a handy squeezable bottle with special nozzle.
Slitti's Caffé Latte was voted World Champion flavoured chocolate at the World Chocolate Championships in London.
Pure milk chocolate with 45% cocoa is blended with the most aromatic Arabica coffee beans to produce the most a supremely elegant and irresistible coffee flavoured chocolate.
It has an intense aroma and a perfectly balanced taste which slowly opens up to a bold and proud coffee flavour witth a velvet smooth, creamy chocolate finale. No hint of bitterness here. Simply outstanding.
Who better than the Slitti Chocolate and Coffee Roasting company, Pistoia in Tuscany (the chocolate valley) to make this thrilling coffee flavoured chocolate. They have skilfully combined the two things they excel at!
One of the true classics of Mediterranean cuisine, San Marzano PDO tomatoes are arguably the world's best for making sauces.
To gain the PDO status, the tomatoes can only be grown in a small area around the town of San Marzano near Naples in Campania. They are so popular demand always outstrips their supply and that's why unfortunately there are a lot of "fake" San Marzano on the market!
Our San Marzano PDO tomatoes are peeled and rest in their own juice without additives or acidity correctors. Their low seed count, bright red colour and unforgettable tomatoey taste make them ideal for any tomato-based sauce or for pizza.
Don't miss out - while stocks last.
Long shelf life. Why not stock up and optimise delivery charges! There are 12 tins in a case.
This is a wonderful passata (tomato sauce) made from an ancient variety of San Marzano tomato grown in the fertile volcanic soils around the Naples area.
It has been granted Slow Food Presidia* status which recognises excellence of ingredients grown through traditional and environmentally sustainable farming.
The tomatoes are, incredibly, culitivated by hand and once harvested they are immediately passed through large-holed sieves to remove skin and seeds to produce a lovely thick consistency, just like a home-made sauce (this is traditional passata rustica).
The bright, vivid and enduring flavour of this special passata makes superb pasta sauces for vegetables, meat or fish. But it doesn't stop there... Try it in any recipe which calls for a tomato puree base. It's delicious on pizza too!
*The Slow Food movement was founded in Italy by Carlo Petrini in 1986 and is now recognised globally. There are over 40 Slow Food groups (Convivia) in the UK.
A wonderful combination of green and golden yellow tagliatelle nests, which make a delicious and enjoyable change to classic white tagliatelle.
Paglia e fieno tagliatelle is a classic of Italian cuisine. It means straw (gold yellow) and hay (green - before it dries out)
The tagliatelle nests are made by artisan producers Grania, from Naples using only the finest ingredients, durum wheat blended with fresh spinach and classic durum wheat. The pasta strands are then drawn through bronze dies which give the pasta a rough surface to really bind the sauces.
It pairs brilliantly with lots of sauces from rich ragus to light summer vegetables. Some classic examples include Ham, peas and cream; Tomatoes and basil; pancetta and mushrooms; tagliatelle paglia e fieno wth artichokes is delicious as is mixed fish in a tomato-based sauce.
This tagliatelle looks fabulous on the plate and tastes even better!
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 28/02/2015* 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 unique chance to get hold of a wonderful Italian cake at a great price. Last few pieces remaining! *NB. Cakes were tested 9/05/15 and still wonderful.
Pandoro (Golden bread) is a traditional Italian sweet bread-cake eaten all over Italy during the Christmas period. Our beautifully handwrapped versionis incredibly light, moist and fragrant, it really does literally melt in the mouth!
It is made by the Fiasconaro brothers in Sicily, for generations a family-owned bakery. The 3 brothers who run the bakery today still rigorously uphold the local artisan traditions of their father and grandfather. This is slowfood at its best - each cake taking nearly 4 days to bake!
The Fiasconaro Pandoro is delicious on its own and makes a fabulous base for many other simple sweets or spreads such as jam, marmalade, honey, chocolate, cream, fresh fruit. An elegant, refined choice at any time of the day, breakfast to supper-time. Kids adore it too.
Guappa is a unique Italian cream liqueur made with DOP Buffalo milk cream from Campania, expertly blended with a fine barrique-aged brandy.
It's the only liqueur of its kind in the world. Extra smooth and very special. 17% ABV.
Guappa cream liqueur is produced by artisan experts at the Antica Distilleria Petrone near Mondragone just north of Naples, the very heart of the buffalo farming area.
The extra creamy milk from these Bufffalos usually goes to make the famous Mozzarella di Bufala, but Petrone, with over 100 years' experience and passion for blending and distilling, have found another use for the same milk, in the preparation this unique liqueur.
They have been able to really bring out the rich creaminess of the buffalo milk which marries perfectly with the distinctive personality of the exclusive, aged brandy.
Guappa is making its debut in the UK after incredible success in Italy. It is perfect at any time for any occasion.
Comes in this gorgeous bottle - check out the photos below!
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
Best served chilled over ice.
Guappa is superlative as a base for cocktails.
Try it as an ingredient for cakes, biscuits and desserts.
This is a traditional version of arguably the most famous Southern Italian condiment; Peperoncino chilli cream.
It is made exclusively with fresh red Calabrian chillies, Italy's best and blended into a rich cream using quality extra virgin olive oil. This is no ordinary chilli sauce. Fresh tasting and lively, its delicate flavour is never invasive.
The peperoncino chilli cream is a totally natural and genuine product made without the use of additives or colouring agents.
SUGGESTIONS HOW TO USE
Its wonderful bright colour, delightful aroma and nice chilli kick make this chilli cream a must-have product in the kitchen. There are literally thousands of uses. Here are just a few suggestions:
It is perfect as a starter on crackers or crostini (pieces of toasted bread)
Spread the cream over hard boiled eggs or boiled potatoes.
Try it as a base for bruschetta with cured meats, fish or cheese.
Lovely in small pastry starters too.
Add a spoonful of the chilli cream to any sauce to give it a little extra kick.
Delicious as a base for sandwiches.
Such is its quality, it is lovely on its own as a side to roast meats, vegetables and even grilled fish dishes.
Peperoncino cream will add an extra dimension to all kinds of Asian cuisine.
Calabrian Chilli Peppers 81%, Extra Virgin Olive Oil 18%; Vinegar, Salt 0.5%
Once opened, cover the cream with oil and store in the fridge.