Cerignola is a beautiful city near Foggia, its name is believed to be derived from Cerere - the Roman goddess Ceres - goddess of the harvest and agriculture, presiding over grains and the fertility of the earth.
Puglia, in the south of Italy, is a region blessed with an exceptional climate making it a perfect ecosystem to grow all kinds of vegetables. So it is not a coincidence if Domenico founded La Cerignola di una Volta here.
In this Blog Post, we will bring you with us to Italy, where our friends from Le Ife are expert truffles hunters. We will follow them in the woods at dawn with their dogs searching for this precious product and discover how they preserve these delicate culinary gems to create the amazing Truffle jars you can find on Bella Italia.
In our journey to bring the best Italian food anywhere in the world we were lucky to meet Acetaia Malpighi and their amazing products!
We met them near Modena, where the Estate “Del Cigno”, owned by the Malpighi family, is located.
This magic place, visited by 22 thousand people every year to discover the vineyards and the Ancient “Acetaia”, is still the heart of the brand and the place where the Malpighi family produces its precious vinegar.
While many families are divided between those who love Panettone and those who love Pandoro, there is no doubt that Torrone - Nougat - will be on every Italian table for Christmas.
The origins of Torrone are debated, some say it was the Arabs that imported this recipe to Sicily and that it was so loved by Roman Emperors that they made it popular all over the Italian peninsula and the rest of Europe.
What is undoubtedly true is that for such a simple recipe to turn out so good best quality ingredients and the experience of the “mastro dolciario” are the two things that matter most.
When we first set up or shop we knew that we needed to find the perfectPanettone and Pandoroto bring with us to the USA. We tasted all kinds - It’s a hard job, we know! - but finally fell in love withBorsari’s!