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.
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 30/04/2016 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 meat pate at an amazing price. LAST PIECES REMAINING!
This Tuscan paté is perfect for Crostini antipasto. Crostini are small pieces of toasted or fried bread which are normally served with a tasty topping. Think Tapas meets Bruschetta. They are served all over Italy and usually embellished with a mix of different flavoured garnishings.
In Tuscany, one of the most popular toppings is pork or chicken liver blended with a delicious mix of ingredients.
This pork liver topping is recreated from an ancient Tuscan recipe found in an old restaurant in Castelfiorentino near Siena. It is crammed with meat and expertly blended with chopped tomatoes, onions, white wine, anchovies, capers, vegetables and pepper to produce a sumptuous, elegant spread. Ready to use straight from the jar.
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
Classic spread for crostini, but can be used as any paté - great as a sandwich filler.
Try it served with crusty bread and a selection of cheeses.
Delicious as an accompaniment to summer salads.
Pork liver 60%, chopped tomatoes, onions, white wine, anchovies, capers, carrots, celery, butter and black pepper. natural herbs and spices
Once opened, keep refrigerated and consume within a week.
These dried Bay leaves from Laurus Nobilis, the Mediterranean Laurel, are extremely aromatic and impart a wonderful, distinctive woody, smokey flavour to soups, casseroles, stews, curries and sauces.
For centuries Bay leaves have found a wide range of uses in many dishes from Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. They don't like to relinquish their flavour easily and are therefore particularly favoured in slow-cooked dishes. The longer, the better.
These wild Bay leaves from Sicily are harvested in the hot summer months when they are bursting with fragrant aroma. They are slowly dried in open shade (they lose essential oils in direct sunlight) then broken into ideal size and sealed into these elegant jars. Dried Bay leaves preserve all the fragrance of fresh so make a particularly good substitute.
Please note Best Before: 30/07/2016
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
These dried Bay leaves are a must for any kind of soup, casserole or stew.
Marinades burst into life with bay and they also add a lovely flavour to pasta sauces and white, creamy sauces too.
Try them in paté.
Many classic French dishes enjoy the Mediterranean Bay leaf treatment and it is used in the preparation of Garam Massala and used to temper curries.
A classic Italian dish is Pork fillet with Bay leaves and wild Fennel seeds. Filleto di maiale con alloro e semi di finocchietto selvatico.
Try it as part of the marinade for vegetables in oil - in particular mushrooms, aubergines or artichokes in oil.
Bay leaf works well in conjunction with other herbs and spices. Try with wild fennel as in the above dish.
It's also makes a nice warming medicinal infusion.
A full 1/8th of a parmesan wheel of outstanding quality.
This is a multi award winning Parmesan cheese from the mountain area around Bologna and Modena. It is the classic, versatile 24 month aged Parmesan, which is ideal for grating onto practically anything but is also excellent with baked dishes, shaving onto salads, or on its own with balsamic vinegar, especially our aged red label balsamic!
It has a fragrant and persistent aroma with the most delicious tangy, fruity/nutty taste and all the goodness common to all Parmesans (Parmigiano Reggiano DOP cheeses are full of nutrients and good for yound and old alike). This Parmigiano is making its debut in the UK and you will be hard pushed to find a better one (and if you do we would love to know about it!).
About the Producers: Caseificio Fior di Latte
Situated in the beautiful mountain area of the Parmesan DOP region surrounded by lush green meadows, the conditions are perfect for milk production. The dairy is a cooperative of over 100 small farms that produce small quantities of excellent milk destined for cheese production.
Artisan experts then transform this milk using timeless methods to produce this lovely Parmesan cheese which is only sold in 2 small local shops near the farm. This Parmesan has won many awards including 2 gold medals at the Cheese Olympics in Verona! It's older brother, the 30 month Parmesan, has won the Double Gold Star at the Great Taste Awards, the "Oscars" of quality food in the UK
NB. This is an artisan cheese and is hand cut so weights may vary slightly.
One of the most appreciated and refined starters in our entire range of antipasti. If you've ever spent time in South Italy, you will almost certainly have come across these.
Whole red Sicilian Bell chillies are expertly filled with delicious tuna, capers, sundried tomatoes, breadcrumbs, artichokes and aromatic herbs. These stuffed bell peppers are produced in limited quantities by Simone Asero at Etna Conserve.
A stunning starter and a classic taste of the Med! Don't miss out, limited stock available.
A delightful and tasty antipasto from Sicily. Premium quality Sicilian aubergines are grilled, filleted and then combined with natural aromatic herbs, spices and a hint of chilli to produce a magnificent taste of the Mediterranean.
Delicious on their own served on crostini, toast or crackers. They can also be used in pasta or rice salads, risottos and as a pairing for cheese, cured meats and hams as well as grilled meats. Easy! Another classic tapenade to add to the platter.
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Sweetness Cubed! - Delicious lemon fruit pastilles in designer cubed pack.
Fruit, more fruit and even more fruit! This is the secret behind Leone's soft fruit pastilles and their irresistible taste.
Delicious, fragrant and full-flavoured, as with all Leone's products, they are made using only the finest ingredients.
What makes Leone's fruit pastilles so good?
The high concentration of fruit and expert selection of juices and essential oils produce a remarkable and intense aroma with vibrant, distinct fruit flavours.
Leone has chosen not to use freeze-dried or diluted fruit juice (as most sweet producers do) in their pastilles to give a more genuine flavour. They are only produced in small batches to guarantee a fresher fruit taste.
Soft fruit pastilles which really are full of fruit!
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. Great price too!
Also comes in full ham leg 5kg pieces and 120g ready-sliced packs.
This Fennel salame or Finocchiona (now achieved Protected Origin Status IGP) ismade by Gelli Salumi from near Siena in Tuscany. Our best selling salame, made from premium quality pork with the addition of wild fennel seeds and aromatic Tuscan herbs. It is expertly prepared using timeless Tuscan artisan curing processes by the maestro himself, 80+ year old Signor Gelli.
It has a soft texture and really does melt in your mouth. The herbs and wild fennel extend their flavours and combine perfectly with the lean pork during the curing process to produce a stunning version of this Tuscan classic. Guaranteed hit as part of a platter of antipasti at the dinner table and makes wonderful sandwiches as well.
From Certaldo, near Siena in Tuscany.
This is the large salame version. Also available in mini versions (appr 500g and 180g) and larger catering sizes up to 3kg.
NB this is an artisan cured meat made by hand and weights may differ slightly.
A delicious Tuscan salame (Salame Toscano) produced by artisan experts at Gelli Salumificio.
It is prepared by the maestro himself, 80 year old Signor Gelli at his workshop near Siena in Tuscany. (We've been to visit Signor Gelli at his workshop on numerous occasions and after well over half a century of working with cured meats, his boyish enthusiasm as he speaks about his latest batch of creations is contagious and enthralling to behold. A great character!).
The Tuscan salame is the Mr Gelli's signature product. It is tender, aromatic and full of flavour. Wonderful as a starter on any occasion. Try it with fresh bread, mixed grilled vegetables in oil and pickles with a glass of Chianti or IGT and bring a real piece of Tuscany into your home!
This salame will keep for weeks stored in the fridge. Cover the cut end with tin foil and discard the first thin slice if left for a some time.
NB this is an artisan cured meat produced by hand and weights may vary very slightly. £17.89/kg
Pancetta as recommended by Nigella! http://www.nigella.com/books/nigellissima_stockists
This is the real stuff!
Tuscan-style pancetta is perfect for pasta dishes like Carbonara but adds a lovely flavour to 100s of sauces and fried dishes soffriti. Just dice and fry or grill. It is also delicious on its own, sliced thinly on toast, or crostini and stands out in a platter of cold meats. The pancetta is expertly cured with spices (mainly black pepper) following traditional Tuscan recipes. You won't find better than this.
This is our larger size piece of pancetta. Store in a cool place and cover cut end and will last for many weeks.
NB this is an artisan cured meat made by hand and weights may differ slightly.
As testimony to the quality of our Pancetta, it has won the Double Gold Star at the 2010 Great Taste Awards! The best in its category.