Things You Can Find in an Italian Deli

What’s the one thing you miss from your trips to Italy? Bet there are lots of things on your mind right now- such as your visit to the coliseum, the fashion shows & boutiques, the opera, the beaches etc. - but the number one on your list will likely be all those delicious Italian meals.

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The good news is that you don’t need to take a trip to Italy whenever your taste buds are begging for those sumptuous dishes, when you need unique gift items, or when you are organising an Italian-themed party. You can simply count on your local Italian deli to bring the authentic flavour of Italy to your backyard.

But what can you actually find in an Italian deli? The following list is not exhaustive and its items are not arranged in order of importance.

Italian Deli- Top 7 Items to Buy

1. Mozzarella

You definitely won’t miss this when going to an Italian deli. This is a traditional Italian cheese made from water buffalo milk or whole milk. Your favourite pizzas or pasta dishes won’t be the same without some mozzarella.

2. Other cheeses

We all know that Italy has some of the world’s best cheeses, from asiago and robiola to pecorino. You can be sure to find some of them in an Italian delicatessen.

3. Pasta

Pasta is an Italian classic you really need in your kitchen because it is so delicious, simple to make and nutritious. Did we mention you are going to enjoy a wide variety of options? Gnocchi, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli and pappardelle, just to name a few. There are also options for those who are sensitive to gluten or just prefer gluten-free pasta- gluten-free penne garofalo, gluten-free spaghetti garofalo, gluten-free gnocchi sardi garofalo etc.

4. Sauces

Don’t worry if you can’t make it yourself at home, you can simply head straight to an Italian delicatessen and you will be surprised at the different options you will find such as; peeled plum tomatoes, passata di Pomodoro and boscaiola sauce la torrente.

5. Wine

Did you know Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine in the world? Saying you will be spoilt for choice is an understatement. You really need an Italian wine to complete any occasion, from a barbecue with friends during the weekend to your family dinners, and you already know where to find the finest.

6. Charcuterie

Are you planning a get together with your friends this weekend? You don’t need to worry, all you need is an Italian charcuterie and a few bottles of wine. Again, you should be able to find a wide variety of options in an Italian deli from the fresh bresaola punta d’anca to the tasty salame napoli

7. Bakery

Italy is also famous for its delicious pastries and every region is often associated with its own speciality. You can start your morning with some coffee and brioche and snack during the day with savoiardi (lady fingers) or handmade taralli.
No need to travel long distances any more as Italian delis like Gastronomica help bring a little piece of Italy to your backyard. Get in touch with us for more information.

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