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.
Looking for that perfect starter? Something that will satisfy even the most demanding gourmand? Well this Aubergine Caponata could well be the answer.
It's supremely tasty, incredibly versatile, healthy and easy to use. A stunning combination of many of the powerhouse ingredients of the Mediterranean diet.
Caponata is a traditional hearty Sicilian starter which features a delicious sweet and sour mix of tender aubergines, Sicilian olives, sweet cherry tomatoes, celery and capers. Aubergine makes the perfect base for this dish as it eagerly absorbs all the flavours around it, so you can relive the tastes of the Mediterranean in your own home!
Delicious as a Bruschetta type topping, outstanding as a side complement to countless other dishes and perfectly at home as a base for pasta or risotto dishes. It's versatility is second to none. See our suggestions for some tempting ideas!
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
Try it spooned on top of foccacia, pita bread or thick toast.
Perfect for a tasty pasta or risotto sauce (add a little EV olive oil and a touch of tomato passata)
Use as a side dish to chicken, roast meats (delicious with game), shell-fish, grilled or baked fish (add some lemon juice for extra zing).
Aubergine caponata also makes a splendid sandwich filler and goes perfectly with potatoes, aged cheese and in rice or bean salads.
Add a little aged balsamic vinegar to enhance the sweet and sour.
Best served at room temperature and not cold from the fridge.
Grilled aubergines, olives, sweet cherry tomatoes, celery, onion, vegetable oil, wine vinegar, sugar. Contains no artificial flavourings or conservatives
Long life product. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 1 month.
This delicious organic pasta, from the Girolomoni-Montebello organic farm in Le Marche, is made from a special, ancient variety of durum wheat called Senatore Capelli. It has more nutrients than other durum wheats and maintains its shape during cooking to give delightful results.
This Fusilli (little spindles) pasta is very versatile and combines perfectly with many tomato and cream sauces, tuna, as a basis for a pasta salads and is great in a casserole or baked in the oven.
THE GIROLOMONI MONTEBELLO ORGANIC PASTA RANGE
The farm is based in a beautiful area of Le Marche and are one of Italy's first organic farms. The pasta is dried slowly at low temperatures to preserve all its nutrients and goodness, then drawn through bronze moulds to create a rough surface which helps to bind sauces better. It encompasses the philosophy which underpins the Girolomoni-Montebello range: genuine flavour, vitality and simplicity in all ingredients used.
From a new range of quality Italian PDO cheese. This is a lovely smoked Provolone cheese which bears the official Valpadana DOP (PDO) stamp.
Provolone is a semi-hard cheese made from the cream of cow's milk and is aged for 10 to 12 weeks by hanging in cellars, hence its super shape.
Delicious smoked provolone has one of the most recognisable flavours in cooking. It is silky smooth in texture with a creamy nature and an enticingly mild smoke flavour.
Its distinctive curves and deep yellow colour look wonderful on the cheese board! It makes a brilliant table or sandwich cheese. Smoked provolone is a great melting cheese too, on toast, potatoes, burgers etc. It more than holds its own in the oven, try it with some baked pasta dishes!
Provolone is addictive and loved by adults and kids alike!
Please note, this is an artisan cheese and is hand cut so weights may vary slightly.
Wild Boar Bresaola is a true gourmet specialty and an outstanding addition to any meat platter. The leanest meat from the thigh is cured with aromatic Tuscan herbs and spices to produce an incredibly alluring aroma and taste.
Wild boar bresaola has many uses, notably on its own, sliced thinly with a drizzle of good olive oil and a splash of lemon or served with shavings of 30 month Parmesan. It also pairs magnificently with fruit - try it with pears, kiwi or avocado together with a soft cheese and walnuts.
Pieces will keep for several weeks wrapped in foil in the fridge.
NB this is an artisan cured meat, made by hand and weights may vary slightly.
From the fabulous Affreschi range of fine Italian wines, a sumptuous and very accessible Sicilian Nero D'Avola.
It is produced from Nero D'Avola grapes, hand-selected from the finest vineyards of West Sicily in the Menfi area. Its rich terroir and Mediterranean sun produce grapes which can produce rich, round and spicy wines.
It is dry and full bodied with a nose of prune, tobacco and vanilla. This Nero d'Avola pairs perfectly with pasta dishes, risottos, red and braised meats, game and roasted white meats and is superb with cheese and salumi.
REGION: From vineyards in the Menfi region of West Sicily.
GRAPES: 100% Nero D'Avola.
VINIFICATION: Selected hand-picked grapes. Soft pressing, fermentation and maceration with the skins at 28-30°C for 10 days.
TASTING NOTESColour: intense garnet, bright red with violet reflections. Bouquet: scents of prune, tobacco and vanilla. Taste: dry, full-bodied, generous, ample. Rich, round, spicy, with aromas of green pepper.
Alcohol:13%Vol. Acidity:6g/l Residual sugar: 6g/l
Serving temperature: 16-17°C.
Food pairing: perfect with pasta dishes, red and braised meats, game and cheeses.
From the fabulous Affreschi range of fine Italian wines, a lovely Montepulciano D'Abruzzo that's well worth getting to know.
It is produced from the fabulous Montepulciano D'Abruzzo grapes in the DOC area of the Abruzzo region in central Italy.
The wine is hamonious with hints of berry and spice and makes it a very classy everyday wine. Try this Montepulciano with all the classic Italian pasta dishes, grilled meats, sausages, cheese and pizza.
GRAPES: 100% Montepulciano D'Abruzzo.
VINIFICATION: Selected hand-picked in October. Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature.
TASTING NOTESColour: intense ruby red. Bouquet: vinous, fruity, ethereal. Taste: dry, harmonious, full-bodied, pleasant. Hints of berry, pepper and spice.