Parmigiano Reggiano: the Most Awarded Cheese in the World

Parmigiano Reggiano: the Most Awarded Cheese in the World

Parmigiano Reggiano wins 126 medals and hits a never-before-seen result at the World Cheese Awards, the world’s most important cheese competition that took place this year in Oviedo, Spain, from 3 to 6 November: the international jury made up of 250 experts...
Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Auction

Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Auction

Parmigiano Reggiano has just sponsored at the World Cheese Awards, taking place as part of the International Cheese Festival in Oviedo, Spain from 3rd – 6th November 2021. During this event Parmigiano Reggiano auctioned a 21-year-old wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano...
World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day is celebrated on 25 October and the international anniversary was conceived by pasta producers to promote its consumption. How Was It Born On the 25th October 26 years ago, their first world congress was held in Rome. It was a time when the...
Made Green in Italy for Balsamic Vinegar

Made Green in Italy for Balsamic Vinegar

In Italy the proposal that the Consortium formulated to the Ministry of Ecological Transition regarding the Category Rule (RCP) was officially accepted and published in June. This made possible to start an important study and improvement work on the environmental...
Roman Olive Oil Officially Became IGP

Roman Olive Oil Officially Became IGP

With great pleasure we welcome the news of the registration of the Roman Olive Oil IGP trademark by Europe. This certifies the recognition of a denomination that is the emblem of the historicity of a territory and of the agricultural wisdom of Roman olive growers....
Alba White Truffle Fair

Alba White Truffle Fair

It’s official: from the 9th of October to the 5th of December 2021 it’ll take place the International Alba White Truffle Fair. The ideal place to appreciate and buy the best of truffles from the woods of Langhe Roero and Monferrato.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Balsamic vinegar of Modena, thanks to its unmistakable bitter-sweet flavor that lend itself to the most varied combinations in the kitchen, to its velvety density, which is a real pleasure for the palate, has distinguished itself all over the world, soon becoming...

Tagliatelle

Many types of pasta exist and today we are going to talk about tagliatelle! According to legend, tagliatelle was invented in 1487 by Mastro Zafirano, on the occasion of the marriage of Lucrezia Borgia with the Duke of Ferrara. Allegedly the cook was inspired by the...
Tuscan Olive Oil

Tuscan Olive Oil

So what’s the difference between PDO and PGI Tuscan olive oil? The distinction lies in the production process. The acronym PDO stands for Protected Designation of Origin, while IGP stands for Protected Geographical Indication. In the case of DOP products, all...
Oil Digital Fingerprint

Oil Digital Fingerprint

Oil Digital Fingerprint…what is it? It is one of the objectives of the Violin inter-university project, “Enhancement of Italian products derived from olive oil through innovative analytical techniques”, which studies the characteristics of Italian...
What Does EVO Mean?

What Does EVO Mean?

So what does EVO mean? The term EVO, referring to olive oil, is the abbreviation for extra virgin olive oil. This type of oil is obtained, as required by a specific regulation, it’s obtained through mechanical cold extraction or cold pressing. Both are...
The Cultivation of Capers

The Cultivation of Capers

The cultivation of capers has ancient origins: it was born between North Africa and the Middle East and there are traces of it in the Bible, but also in the writings of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pliny the Elder. Photo Credit: Wikipedia It is a resistant plant, able...
Capperi and its meaning

Capperi and its meaning

  Cappero is a small flower with a prostrate-drooping habit. The buds, called capers, and more rarely the fruits, known as cucunci, are consumed from the plant. Both are preserved in oil, vinegar or salt. So capperi means capers, but in Italy, we use this word as...
Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon is a classic Italian dish and an all-time perfect summer antipasto. Yet not many know its creator was a Greek doctor that wanted to combine all earth’s four elements in order to create a balanced dish…

PGI – Protected Geographical Indication

PGI – Protected Geographical Indication

  The PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) mark certifies that a product comes from a specific place or region. It tell you  that the product can is guaranteed by the quality, reputation or by other characteristic related to this geographical area and at that...
Extra virgin olive oil mask

Extra virgin olive oil mask

During the summer period due to the constant changes in temperature and the sun, the skin is more easily stressed and needs more hydration. It needs a lot of water, but also oils and compresses based on natural products that nourish in depth, restoring softness and...
Extra Virgin Olive Oil reduces cancer

Extra Virgin Olive Oil reduces cancer

From a study by the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome and the University of Teramo, in collaboration with the University of Camerino and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, it emerged that extra virgin olive oil, one of the most famous and typical condiments of...
Fiorentina steak: part of the UNESCO heritage

Fiorentina steak: part of the UNESCO heritage

The city of Florence is a very important city, both linguistically, historically and enogastronomically. The Fiorentina (type of meat), which took the name of the city itself, could soon be included in the very restricted elite of the Unesco heritage. Despite the long...
Bolognese Ragù Day: October 21st

Bolognese Ragù Day: October 21st

October 21st will be the Bolognese Ragù Day, created to promote the ancient and authentic Italian recipe in the world Next October 21st at Villa Ranuzzi Cospi in Bagnarola di Budrio, in the province of Bologna will be held the first World Day of Bolognese Ragù, with...
The numbers of pasta and bread in Italy

The numbers of pasta and bread in Italy

“Wheat is the basis of the diet of Western civilization and is a pillar of the Italian one because we consume 24 kg per capita per year of pasta and about 60 kg per capita of bread, cakes, and pizzas from artisan ovens. In total, Italians consume more than 100...
Rice: excellence and Italian treasure

Rice: excellence and Italian treasure

  Rice, characterized by a thousand-year history and from distant origins, with the years has managed to make its way into the Italian culinary tradition becoming a cornerstone of our diet, bringing Italian production worldwide   THE CULTIVATION OF RICE:...
How to recognize the authentic Grana Padano?

How to recognize the authentic Grana Padano?

How recognize the authentic Grana Padano? Unfortunately, it couldn’t be easy to understand if something we’re eating it’s “authentical” or not. A famous Italian phrasal verb tells “Tell me where you are from and I will tell you who you are”: this could be useful and...