Named after an ancient acreage in the rural area of Castellaneta, in southern Italy, Le Ferre is a reknown extra virgin olive oil producer. Rich in flavour with fine spice and bitter notes, the Coratina is an Apulian olive variety that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a perfect match with full flavoured dishes such as red meats, roasts, baked seafood, focaccia and pies.
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The Agro Sarnese-Nocerino and Acerrano-Nolan region of Italy, is known for its climate and particularly fertile soil made by volcanic debris. It is also home to the San Marzano tomato grown in this area from seeds dating back to the original cultivar in accordance to the Denominazione d’Origine Protetta (D.O.P.) standard. Picked at the point of perfection, the distinctive bitter-sweet taste, low acidity, rich flesh and bright red color of this tomato variety are preserved for your culinary enjoyment.
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The Thornloe Cheese Company has produced outstanding cheddar cheese for nearly 70 years. Our secret is old fashioned cheese-making techniques and fresh milk produced in the unique agricultural area of Temiskaming, Ontario. Our heritage cheddars are available in a wide variety of ages and are a perfect snack or on cheese trays.
Sealed in a black wax casing it is creamy and slightly sharp in taste, but not as strong as some traditional Blue Cheeses. It is ideal for salads, soups, sauce and pastas, and on a gourmet cheese tray. Wine Pairing: Savour with Syrah, Chardonnay, Sherry or dessert wine such as a Sauternes, or sweet flavoured beers like the Blueberry or Raspberry ales. Ingredients: Milk, Salt, Bacterial Culture, Microbial Enzyme, Penicillium Roqueforti, Calcium Chloride.
One of Mountain Oak Cheese Company’s most popular varieties, the Wild Nettle provides an herbal, earthy flavour. When combined with the creamy farmstead gouda, these combinations create an exceptional taste experience. Ingredients: Whole milk, wild nettle, bacterial culture, calcium chloride, rennet.
This multiple award winner made by the Mountain Oak Cheese company of Wilmot Township, continues the tradition of great-tasting, high-quality, full flavoured farmstead gouda that exudes hints of butterscotch and caramel. made with high-quality, fresh milk from their own dairy cows. Ingredients: Whole milk, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, rennet.
Uniquely aromatic and often thought of as a cheese to be saved for special occasions. This cheese has a flavour that separates it from all others. A gourmet product for connoisseurs of fine food. Ingredients: Whole milk, black truffle, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, rennet.
If you’re not sure about the difference between Parmigiano Regianno and Grano Padano, here is our primer. Parmigiano is aged for at least 12 months versus 9 months for Padano. The Parmigiano is made with whole and skim milk instead of partially skimmed milk which Padano uses. Both Cheeses are D,.O.P. (Denominazione Origine Protetta) that come from specific regions in Italy (Parma, Modena and Reggio, vs Lombardy, Piedmont, Trentino and Veneto regions). Finally, as a result of the differences in aging the colour of the cheese will also be affected. The Parmigiano is a golden straw color, which deepens with age, while the Padano ranges from white to straw, with more white spots or crystals appearing [appropriately] with age. Whichever one you choose, they are both highly nutritious and full of flavour.
|GRANO PADANO PURCHASE GUIDE|
|Average Weight||$ / Kg||Approx. Cost|
|0.25 - 0.35 kg||$36.95||$6.79|
|0.35 - 0.5 kg||$13.58|
|0.5 - 1 kg||$20.37|
|1 - 1.25 kg||$27.16|
|1.25 - 1.5 kg||$33.95|
|PARMIGIANO REGIANNO PURCHASE GUIDE|
|Average Weight||$ / Kg||Approx. Cost|
|0.25 - 0.35 kg||$36.95||$7.39|
|0.35 - 0.5 kg||$14.78|
|0.5 - 1 kg||$22.17|
|1 - 1.25 kg||29.56|
|1.25 - 1.5 kg||$36.95|
With a particular attention to the flour blend, and carefully selected in collaboration with approved millers, to obtain a crispness, and flavour, Mario Fongo Bread Sticks use only the best ingredients. The leavened dough is rolled out by hand, shaping the bread-sticks and creating their unique aroma.