The aperitivo – a pre-meal cocktail, a time-honored ritual – is an iconic Italian tradition.
As any true Italian will tell you, no aperitivo hour is complete without tasty bites to nibble on alongside it. You bring the cheese and a bottle of wine – with this kit, we’ve got the spreads, dips and tasty bites covered. Mix and match your favorite cheeses with sweet fig jam, deeply flavorful sun-dried tomatoes, Roman artichoke cream, authentic summer truffle spread, and the juiciest olives from Puglia. This is aperitivo hour done right.
Ready for the simplest, most impressive cocktail snack to serve at your next party? Spread a dollop of this artichoke “cream” on warm bruschetta and top with a shaving of parmesan cheese. That’s it! This decadent spread blends tender Roman artichokes with olive oil and a touch of vinegar for brightness, giving it a pure artichoke flavor that’s miles easier than preparing the spiky vegetables yourself. Mix this secret weapon shortcut into pasta, or layer into a sandwich with fresh mozzarella.
Piedmont Black Truffle Spread
In Italy, truffles are a cultural icon of a food – it’s common for people to take off work to engage in truffle hunting, and there are vast festivals celebrating the summer truffle. Luckily, we can join in on the festivities and see what all the fuss is about with this delicious black truffle spread from Tartuflanghe. Perfect on crostini, pizza, eggs, vegetables, seafood and more, this versatile condiment captures the essense of why Italian truffles are so special.
Agnoni is an Italian company with a focus on tradition and preserving the flavors of the past, and their products reflect their dedication. These sun-dried tomatoes all start with local Italian tomatoes, carefully selected and left to dry in the sun, in line with Mediterranean tradition. The result is a deeply flavorful and naturally sweet product that will amp up just about any savory dish. Enjoy on crostini with ricotta and flakey sea salt, or use in an array of pasta dishes, such as Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
Agrimontana are dedicated to creating clean products using traditional methods, without colorants, preservatives or added flavorings. These sweet fig preserves are no exception, with pure chopped fruit, sugar cane and lemon juice. Fig jam is our favorite preserve to feature on cheese and charcuterie boards – the sweet, mild flavor pairs well with a wide variety of accoutrements. Try it on crostini with fresh ricotta, on English muffins, whole grain toast, or anything that could use a hint of high-quality sweetness.