Life's little pleasures are meant to be, well, savored! We humans seem to take great delight in having choices. So, perhaps it was the Gods that gave us antipasti! Our savories are the ingredients of enjoyment and happiness, the foundations of a great meal and the art of conversation!
How many different kinds of cheese are there in Italy? There's too many to count, but we've gathered some of the finest styles from coast to coast and North to South for your pleasure. From small, family owned farms, we bring special cheeses that you will never see in the local market. Taste the beautiful Italian countryside in each bite!
Just call us a desserted island! If you are a castaway here, you won't want to be rescued. Candy, cookies, coffee, holiday specialties! They're all here and waiting to be paired with your sweet tooth! The Italian who coined the phrase La Dolce Vita must have just visited the dessert table! Something here for everyone!
Infused with Natural Fruit Juices or the finest White Truffle Aroma. Just reading this statement makes your mouth water.....imagine what these Cream of Balsamic reductions will do for your cheese tray, salad, fruit plate, ice cream and desserts or your favorite meat or fish that has marinated in one of our creams. The perfect balance between sweet and tart, Isola Creams of Balsamic are the first All Natural creams with No Caramel in the U.S. ~ and the White Truffle aroma is the finest infusion to be found. The exquisite harmonies of each of these five varieties will simply dance on your taste buds and leave you wondering what other dishes you might use them in!
Put an Italian at a table full of crisp breads and you have an empty table! These traditional snack foods are wholesome and hearty, just the thing for an afternoon break or your favorite sporting event. Each is made the traditional way for full flavor and a satisfying crunch! Surprise the kids with a natural snack food they'll come back to again and again!
The workhorses of Italian cuisine have to be the grains used as foundations for innumerable dishes! What's a risotto without short, plump Italian rice? What's a cacciatore without some polenta to hold it? And what is cheesecake without fine, soft Italian flour for the crust? We'll tell you: it's just another dish! We bring you the finest grains from the Old World for a new tradition in your own cucina!
Toppings are crucial to Italian food and none are more elegant than balsamicos and olive oils! We offer a range of both for your pastas, salads, desserts, entrees and antipasto. A little drizzle goes a long way with our prized vinegars and olive oils. For a special and unusual treat, try our vincotto, a traditional country topping aged for years and years just so it can adorn your ice cream and fruits!
What can we say? A cupboard without pasta is like the emperor with no clothes! We chose the finest pastas that Italy has to offer, knowing that excellent taste and mouth feel are critical to your gastronomic experience! Our special, artisinal pastas cling to the sauce like there's no tomorrow and once you get a taste, there won't be! Made by small family-owned companies with you in mind!
Sauces of one type or another have adorned your favorite foods for generations. Sauces of many colors; red, brown, white and fresh green basil pesto sauces. In Italy the main intent of sauce is atop pasta.
Beauties from the sea have been table staples for centuries. A delicious source of high quality protein, seafoods do more than just taste great ~ by most accounts they are actually good for us!
Dinon's seafoods are ready-to-eat and present beautifully as antipasti, in salads and numerous recipes. Have you ever checked just how many recipes call for anchovies either in whole or paste forms ~ you may be surprised at just how much flavor they add without really even knowing they are in the dish you are eating.
Callipo Tuna is among the finest tasting jarred or canned tuna in the world! Hand packed large pieces of tuna in oil or water.
They are hunted in secret places along the picturesque Italian hillsides, usually under the cover of dark. The specially trained dogs that find them and dig them up had better not eat them! Wars could be and probably have been started over a handful of these rare, subterranean fungi! While Italians have plotted against one another just for a taste, Americans have largely been left out. But now, thanks to new infusions in an array of products from oils to flour, everyone can enjoy and afford this earthly treasure, the truffle!