Charcuterie and cheeses

Dried, cured meats and cheeses are integral elements of Italian cuisine: so simple to serve and so many different options to choose from!

For your charcuterie board, we suggest the following classics: Parma ham, coppa, pancetta, salami, dried sausage, speck and prosciutto.

With over 300 different varieties to choose from, let your creativity and taste buds run wild when it comes to putting together your cheese platter! Or, stick to the classics: Parmigiano Reggiano, mozzarella, provolone, burrata, pecorino, fontina and gorgonzola.

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Vegetables and condiments

Italian cuisine is all about quality ingredients and simple, delicious dishes. Put together your aperitif spread in no time by keeping these staples on hand: quality cold-pressed olive oil, Modena balsamic vinegar, tapenades, fresh ciabetta bread, and fresh aromatic herbs such as basil and oregano. Of course, olives are a must, and you can also serve marinated peppers and artichoke hearts.

A few recipes to get you started

Here are a few suggestions for transforming your next 5 à 7 into an Italian feast:

While Italy is known for its red, white, and sparkling wines, its cocktails are pretty good too… and they’re perfect for happy hour! If you want to try your hand at a few, check out these recipes: 6 cocktails Italian aperitifs.