The ‘king’ of Italian cheese, we have long been importing directly from the Minelli family of Modena, Italy. We love this particular cheese and adore the hospitable family that makes it. Only 14 wheels of this heavenly cheese is made each day and it was a favorite pre-performance snack of the late, great Luciano Pavarotti who also lived in Modena.
This Gorgoznola DOP Piccante is ripened for double the normal amount of time with a greater degree of blue marbling. Wonderful paired with wine from Piedmont, such as a Nebbiolo or Barbera.
Aged Italian Provolone is particularly sharp and pairs wonderfully with a Sangiovese wine.
The softest, creamiest member of the Italian Stracchino cheeses, Taleggio is from the province of Bergamo. Its rich, buttery, fruity, and slightly salty flavor gives it individuality.
The original Fontina produced in the Italian Alps. This semisoft, washed-rind cheese is rich and buttery with a touch of earthiness. Amazing for fondues or au gratin dishes. Try with a dry white wine.
We love this olive oil so much that it's named after DLM matriarch Vera Jane Mayne. This Tuscan oil is classic, cloudy, fruity, peppery, and simply an amazing value! Drizzle this flavorful, healthy oil over your winter dishes, meats, steamed greens, in pasta, soups, or simply at the table with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper to dip DLM Artisan Bread into.
Produced by the Boeri family, the Taggiaisca olive it's made from grows on the steep slopes of the mountain village of Badalucco. Its flavor is delicate with a touch of sweet and buttery viscosity. Perfect on freshly baked whole fish for a treat!
From the ancient town of Modena in Emilia-Romagna, we selected this balsamic vinegar ourselves! It has richness, depth, and complexity. Drizzle a touch of this heavenly nectar on a piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano, over strawberries, on a salad, or on one of our amazing steaks!
The diverse cuts of this pasta simply elevate what one might think is a simple meal. This family run business is in the town of Penne in the region of Abruzzo. They start with the finest grains, blending them with pure Apennine Mountains spring water and extruding the pasta through bronze dies. It then slowly air dries to a rustic texture that holds sauce beautifully. At my home, we also like the Fregola Sarda (which is a traditional shape in Sardinia) in homemade soup.
This is a classic, hearty collection of red sauces and each is great with a different shape of pasta so let the adventure begin! Try variations like Sugo Pomodoro Puttanesca, Tartufo, Porcini, Due Formaggi, Balsamico, Vodka Sauce, and Abruzzese (with garden fresh vegetables).
You simply need a few cans of these tomatoes in your pantry and here is why. The true Italian San Marzano tomato is grown in the volcanic soil of Sarnese-Nocerino near Mount Vesuvius in the Campania region just south of Rome. Softer and with a fresher taste than typical canned tomatoes, try in any dish from chili, soup, pizza, or baked ziti and you will taste the difference!
RENZO MASI CHIANTI RISERVA
A traditional-styled blend of Sangiovese and Colorino from the Renzo Masi estate in the heart of Chianti Rufina. It features dry, bold red fruits, a touch of cedar, tobacco, and delicate tannins.
DE STEFANI PROSECCO
Members of our DLM wine team visited this lovely winery recently and we're thrilled by the value to quality ratio of this wine. It's a traditionally styled Prosecco with complexity, fragrant bread and yeasty notes in the nose, and apple and stone fruit throughout. The long finish makes it a great food companion. You also must look for their rosé!
INAMA VIN SOAVE CLASSICO
Made from 100% Garganega in Veneto, this wine is rich and velvety with notes of cherry blossoms and apple fruit. The finish is quite dry and it pairs well with shellfish, delicate fish dishes, or simply as an apéritif.
From Veneto, this wine is medium bodied with lots of strawberries and cherries, herbs, and delicate tannins. A great wine for a cheese plate!
- Mia Evans
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