The typical round shape is accompanied by a great aroma, a delicate flavour and a pleasantly friable texture that makes them irresistible. The Taralli are one of the most appreciated and well-known products typical of Pugliese tradition. Simple ingredients and a secret: wholemeal durum wheat semolina, which is what gives the tarallini their characteristic friability. This is a perfect snack any time of the day and are perfectly paired with vegetables in oil and salumi for a rustic italian appetiser. Package: 250 ML - 9 OZ.
Friselle - Bagel-Shaped Toasted Roll
The frisella, also called frisa, makes its first appearance back in 1300. Typical of Southern Italy regions such as Campania and even more Puglia, its literal description is: bagel-shaped toasted roll. The name frisella probably derives from the Latin “frendere”, which means grind, cut into small pieces, and in fact the frisella is a crumbly food. It can be seen as a durum hard bread biscuit, cut horizontally in half and toasted again in the oven. The dough is entirely mixed by hand and is made from durum wheat flour, water, salt and yeast. The dough is then cut and rolled in a shape reminiscent of the bagel. After the first baking in a wood oven, it is cut in the middle with an iron wire and the two sides are baked again. Because of this cooking process the two sides have a different look: one is porous and the other one is compact. Package: 250 ML - 9 OZ.
The frisella is an economic and poor food because it basically lacks anything. It is also fat free, which makes it incomparable to any other crackers or bread sticks and makes it perfect for diets. It is a time-resistant food being it a dry food. It can not go bad in fact it is already a dry bread and is, moreover, a good alternative to normal bread. According to tradition, the frisella made of durum wheat flour was a food for wealthy families while poorer people used to eat friselle made of barley wheat. Frisella today is a very popular food on the tables of Puglia in particular during the summer as it is a light and fresh food that goes well with the products of this region and typical of the season.
To enjoy it the best, soak it in cold water for a time that depends on individual taste and thickness of cooked dough (in the past people in Puglia used to douse the friselle directly in sea water and then add dressing). Then dress it with fresh tomatoes, oregano, salt and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. The frisella is a poor food but its flavor is incomparable.
Taralli Scaldatelli of Pugliese Tradition
The typical round shape is accompanied by a great aroma, a delicate flavour and a pleasantly friable texture that makes them irresistible. The Taralli Scaldatelli are one of the most appreciated and well-known products typical of Pugliese tradition. Simple ingredients and a secret: wholemeal durum wheat semolina, which is what gives the tarallini their characteristic friability. This is a perfect snack any time of the day and are perfectly paired with vegetables in oil and salumi for a rustic italian appetiser. Package: 250 ML - 9 OZ.
Pre-Dinner Appetizer Salted Campanelle
An oil and white wine pasta “wraps” the salted almonds for this pre-dinner appetizer.
INGREDIENTS Almond 60%, flour “00”, extra virgin olive oil, white wine, granulated sugar, yeast, salt.
CHARACTERISTICS The pastry is “in the paper”. The almond inside is toasted and prepared with extra virgin olive oil, that is heated at a low temperature and infused with orange peel. The fine preparation of this product brings to it a light crispy texture.
TASTING Excellent to be used as an Aperitivo especially when accompanied with fine chilled Prosecco or Limoncello. Also when served with cheeses, hams, and salads.
Taralli with Chili of Pugliese Tradition
The typical round shape is accompanied by a great aroma, a delicate flavour and a pleasantly friable texture that makes them irresistible. The Taralli with Chili are one of the most appreciated and well-known products typical of Pugliese tradition. Simple ingredients and a secret: wholemeal durum wheat semolina, which is what gives the tarallini their characteristic friability. This is a perfect snack any time of the day and are perfectly paired with vegetables in oil and salumi for a rustic italian appetiser. Package: 250 ML - 9 OZ.
Sweet Ginger & Chocolate Taralli
The sublime taste of the Italian tradition to be experienced! Taralli taste may shift from salty to sweet. Warm and intense, the taste of cocoa is combined with the fragrance of the dough and ginger, cinnamon, cloves, lemon. From Apulia are fragrant and genuine, ideal at any time of day: for a break in the morning, for a tasty lunch to match the courses, an excellent substitute for bread, appetizing as a snack or with an aperitif.
Taralli Sweet Lemon Glaze
Taralluci al limone are traditional Italian lemon cookies. We use juicy Lemons of Sorrento flavored and dipped in a lemony glaze. Soft and fragrant and genuine are ideal at any time of day: for a break in the morning, tasty at lunch to accompany dishes, an excellent substitute for bread, tasty as a snack or with an aperitif.
Twisted Apulian Biscuits
The twisted biscuits, known in Apulian dialect as "intorchiati", are a typical product of Apulia, entirely handmade. The twisted Apulian handcrafted biscuits are sold in 250 g package.
There are different versions, salted, flavored with coffee or, as in this case, with almonds and coated with sugar. The twisted biscuits are named after the shape of the dough that is twisted, almost as if they were a hug. Apulian tradition tells us that in ancient times the twisted biscuits used to be offered during baptisms and weddings, symbolically representing the union of God to the child, or of the groom to the bride.
Tips: these are sweet biscuits both beautiful to see, but above all delicious to eat. Excellent with a cup of tea, but also on their own, these Apulian biscuits are fragrant and tasty.
Original Italian Piadina – Dolceterra CLASSICA
Piadina is a traditional flatbread from the Italian historical region of Romagna.
The name piadina (plural: piadine) is a diminutive form of piada (used interchangeably to refer to the same preparation), which originates from the Greek pláthanon: “long dish, baking tray.” Since 2014, ‘piadina’ is registered as Protected Geographical Indication (Indicazione Geografica Protetta, or IGP, in Italian.)
Traditionally, piadina is made of flour, water, salt, and a small amount of lard (strutto in Italian). For a vegetarian recipe, the lard can be substituted with olive oil or margarine. Through the centuries, from a simple bread alternative, piadina has become an iconic symbol of the Romagna region and a widely popular product. Nowadays, it can be enjoyed in special establishments called Piadinerie (plural of Piadineria), which can also be found in big northern Italian cities outside of the Romagna region.
The piadina can be served as a kind of bread to accompany meals, but it’s more commonly enjoyed folded in half and filled with various cheeses, cold cuts, or roasted vegetables. One of the most popular fillings is Squacquerone (a fresh cheese which has a protected designation of origin from Romagna), prosciutto crudo (dry-cured ham), and rocket (arugula).
Having grown up in the province of Verona, I only became familiar with piadina during one of my family’s summer trips to the Adriatic seaside resort of Emilia-Romagna, a popular destination for Italian and north European tourists who are looking for long sandy beaches, shallow Mediterranean waters, amazing food, and exciting nightlife. I remember trying my first piadina in a small theme park, in Rimini. It was filled with prosciutto crudo, and for me, it was a welcome revelation—one of the first of the many kinds of Italian regional food that I went on to discover!
Boneless Parma P.D.O. ham 8,5 kg - aged over 24 months
The best production of Dolceterra selected by to guarantee the quality and the goodness of an excellent product. Parma ham is produced without colourings and preservatives, nitrites and nitrates. It is low in cholesterol and rich in branched chain amino acids, which are important for the efficiency of the immune system. It 'a food particularly rich in high quality protein easy to assimilate. Due to these characteristics Parma ham is recommended in the diet of everyone especially children, athletes, pregnant women, slimming diets or to overcome clinical stressful situations. A great and inimitable product, unique because it is good and nutritious!
The production of genuine Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham) is the story of a special relationship between man and nature. Since Roman times, the unique conditions of the Parma region have made it possible to produce the highest quality hams that have been appreciated by gourmets for centuries. 'Prosciutto' is from the Latin 'perexsuctum' meaning 'dried' - an indication of the purity of Parma Ham production and its ancient roots.
It was in 100 BC that Cato the “Censor” first mentioned the extraordinary flavour of the air cured ham made around the town of Parma in Italy; the legs were left to dry, greased with a little oil and could age without spoiling. A tasty meat was obtained which could be eaten over a period of time while maintaining its pleasant flavour. Even earlier, in 5BC, in the Etruscan Po river valley, salted preserved pork legs were traded with the rest of Italy and with Greece. The similarity between present-day Parma Ham and its “ancestor” is evident and nowadays the tradition of Parma Ham is as strong as ever.
Parma Ham DOP Dolceterra
Weight 1.8 kg approx / 3.8 lb
Hock of Parma Ham: the most tender and sweet part of the ham.
A very delicate Parma ham, sweet and pleasant to the palate. A great and inimitable product, unique because it is good and nutritious. A winning food for its organoleptic characteristics, ideal for a correct balanced diet, with no added preservatives.
A high quality product carefully selected for those looking for the best Parma Ham. Produced with the utmost care, with selected and salted fresh pork legs, then aged in the cellar. All these elements and the experience gained over the years make the ham one of the most appreciated and enjoyed ham in the best delicatessens and restaurants in Italy and abroad.
Parma ham is produced without colourings and preservatives, nitrites and nitrates. It 'a food particularly rich in high quality protein easy to assimilate.
Parma ham is recommended in the diet of everyone especially children, athletes, pregnant women, slimming diets or to overcome clinical stressful situations.
Italian Aperitif Aperol
The name says it all: Aperol is the perfect aperitif. Bright orange in colour, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed, with infusions of selected ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs (including rhubarb) and roots in perfect proportions.
Perfect Starter Pack
Scaligera Delicate Pale Ale Beer is born with a straw colored with ancient gold glares. It is light in its body and with a moderate alcoholic strength and present some traces of bitter sweetly released from the aroma of the English Hops Water, malt, hops, yeast (4,8% Vol)
Traviata American Pale Ale Style beer with final Dry Hopping. The slightly malty body balances the high level of bitter given back an essential freshness to the taste. Water, malt, hops, yeast (5,7% Vol)
Taralli with Chili of Pugliese tradition The typical round shape is accompanied by a great aroma, a delicate flavour and a pleasantly friable texture that makes them irresistible. The Taralli with Chili are one of the most appreciated and well-known products typical of Pugliese tradition. Simple ingredients and a secret: wholemeal durum wheat semolina, which is what gives the Tarallini their characteristic friability. This is a perfect snack any time of the day and are perfectly paired with vegetables in oil and salumi for a rustic Italian Appetiser.
Package: 250 ML - 9 OZ.
Caper Berries - La Nicchia
Caper Berries in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. Ready-to-use caperberries, medium-sized so as to maintain their fleshy texture despite being preserved in oil. Ideal for rice salads and to flavor baked or grilled fish. Perfect for appetizers.
Pantelleria capers Perhaps not everyone knows that... The caper (Capparis spinosa L.) is a characteristic plant of the Mediterranean flora and typically grows on old walls, in the cracks of rocks and on stony ground, particularly in seaside habitats. It has a woody stem base with herbaceous branches growing off the top. Its height can vary from 30 cm to 50 cm; it has succulent, oval-shaped dark green leaves and strikingly beautiful pinky white flowers with delicate purple hues. Its fruit is actually a berry packed with black seeds. The plant begins to flower between late May and early September, which is when the unopened flower buds are harvested. The buds have to be picked as early as possible and before they blossom: they are small, firm and green and taste very strong. The farmers have to work on the same plant every 8 to 10 days, depending on the seasonal trend, and harvest the capers by hand. This is a painstaking task as they need to bend down low over the plant in conditions of intense heat.
Pantelleria capers are preserved in salt and are used in countless ways to make first and second courses, sauces and condiments. Cooking with capers is quite straightforward: all you have to do is take the required quantity, rinse them under running water to wash off the curing salt, if you wish to reduce the saltiness even more you can let them soak in water until the taste suits the dish you are making, after which they are ready to use. If the capers you bought were packaged in a bag, you should transfer them to a glass jar and seal it with a screw-top lid. This will prevent moisture loss and stop them from drying out. Preserved in this way, capers can actually last for years and still retain their excellent organoleptic properties. Always avoid buying capers preserved in vinegar or vinegar-based brine as the ideal and best caper preserver is salt, which keeps the properties of the caper unchanged over time. If a more aggressive preserver such as vinegar was chosen, there must surely be a reason for it, don’t you think?
Odd facts The inhabitants of Pantelleria use an odd method to boost caper cultivation, which consists of “shooting” caper seeds with a blowpipe into the crevices of walls or between the tiles of fully-exposed roofs.
Red Datterino Sauce "Così Com'è"
Red Datterino Sauce is characterized by a sweet and creamily tomatoes with an intense, fresh and fruity tomatoe's flavor. It can also use without cooking. Ideal to prepare aperitif, hot or cold cream and veloutè sauce. It's also Perfect for "crostini" "bruschette", cocktails, juices and sauces.
Tomatoes "Datterini" red (of Italian origin from integrated production), acidity regulator: citric acid - E330 (of European origin).
Olive Bella di Cerignola
This olive, called “La Bella di Cerignola” (the Beautiful from Cerignola), is native of Foggia region and it bears DOP certification. It is a very particular olive thanks to its dimension as it has a large oval shaped, the biggest table olive in the world; its weight can arrive at 18 gr. for each fruit! It has ancient origin, some people tell that it dates back to Roman period, while others assert that it has been imported by Spanish. Anyway, in Cerignola area, this olive began its cultivation in 1400. The first time you will see these olives you’ll remain astonished by their dimension and above all its flavour. It is most often served as a starter, or a snack, with meat and cheese.
Peppers stuffed with capers and anchovies, tasty and appetizing, spicy but not exaggerated.
Special for hors d'oeuvres and aperitifs.
Asparagus Cream - ECCELLENZE DOLCETERRA
The ingredient list says it all: 65% of Italian asparagus preserved in oil. The perfect dressing for Italian asparagus risotto or as refined appetizer for your aperitif. Once opened, store it in your fridge.
Hot Peppers Cream - ECCELLENZE DOLCETERRA
The ingredient list says it all: 70% of Italian hot peppers preserved in oil. If you like hot spicy tastes, you’ll love this fantastic cream. Perfect as appetizer. Once opened, store it in your fridge.
Porcini Mushrooms Cream - ECCELLENZE DOLCETERRA
The ingredient list says it all: 63% of fantastic Italian porcini mushrooms preserved in oil. A flavorsome cream that will make you experience the refined flavor of Italian Alps. Perfect as appetizer. Once opened, store it in your fridge.