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Mortadella from Bologna: what it is and how it is made

Mortadella from Bologna: what it is and how it is made

Mortadella is cooked cured pork meat that is produced only in central and northern Italy. The original recipe was codified in 1661 in the Bologna area in the Emilia-Romagna region and, since 1998, is protected by the European Union, which has g...

Hazelnut from Piedmont

Hazelnut from Piedmont

The 'Nocciola del Piemonte’ (hazelnut from Piedmont), with its spherical shape, is characterized by a fine and delicate flavour, with a very crisp pulp. Its cultivation has been introduced in the ‘Alta Langa’ area and then has spread across the Piedm...

Pistacchio di Bronte, the emerald of Sicily

Pistacchio di Bronte, the emerald of Sicily

The pistachio is a fruit which boasts a very ancient history. It was already known by Babylonians, Assyrians, Jordanians, Greeks. According to some theories, it comes from Psitacco, a town of Syria. The pistachio tree, twisted, characterized by a red...

Kimbo, the excellent Italian art of espresso coffee

Kimbo, the excellent Italian art of espresso coffee

Kimbo S.p.A. represents one of Italy’s most well-known and popular coffee brands, which embodies the Neapolitan tradition of espresso coffee. Founded in 1963, Kimbo is an exemplar story of “Made in Italy” entrepreneurial success. Starting from Naples...

Roncadin: pizzas and tasty snacks

Roncadin: pizzas and tasty snacks

Roncadin at Meduno, in the province of Pordenone, was founded in 1992 with a precise goal, consisting in producing quality Italian pizza for large-scale retail trade in Germany. So, from an intuition conceived by the brothers Edoardo, Siro and Renzo ...

The ‘Secret of Buttafuoco’

The ‘Secret of Buttafuoco’

Throughout the Millennia, the people of Oltrepò Pavese (Lombardy) have been continuously confronted with new experiences from which they gathered a lot of information, especially in the oenological field, since vine-growing has in Oltrepò Pavese pre-...

Esca Dolciaria: traditional sweets of Sardinia

Esca Dolciaria: traditional sweets of Sardinia

Esca Dolciaria produces typical sweets of Sardinian, respecting tradition and continuing the work established by the founders, Giovanni and Pietrina Esca, almost half a century ago at Dorgali, between the steep mountains of the land of Nuoro, a step ...

The first crystallized grape sugar from Naturalia

The first crystallized grape sugar from Naturalia

In the natural sweetener sector, Naturitalia, a subsidiary of Eridania Sadam, one of the biggest players on the Italian sugar market, has put an international patent on the process of obtaining fructose and crystallized dextrose from grapes. The extr...

Gorgonzola, the cheese that lives

Gorgonzola, the cheese that lives

Gorgonzola is a very ancient cheese. Some say Gorgonzola was first produced in the town of Gorgonzola, near Milan, in the year 879 AD; some other say that it was first produced in Pasturo in the province of Lecco, a great cheese-making area for centu...