The aperitivo – a pre-meal cocktail, a time-honored ritual – an iconic Italian tradition.
As any true Italian will tell you, no aperitivo hour is complete without tasty bites to nibble on alongside it. With this kit, you’re officially covered: we’ve sourced gargantuan olives from the heel of Italy’s boot in Puglia, crisp lingue crackers from Mario Fongo, spicy dried peppers from Calabria (if you dare!), a flavorful spread of prized black summer truffles, and a sweet mustard and herbed salt blend from superstar Italian butcher, Dario Cecchini to make every aperitivo hour the best one yet.
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.
Herb Salt Blend di Chianti
Dario Cecchini is lauded as Tuscany’s “ultimate butcher,” and this masterful salt and spice blend is a testament to it. Sage, lavender, thyme, rosemary, laurel, fennel pollen and juniper – these Italian flavors come together to make a seasoning that’s particularly special. While this blend is especially fantastic on meats of all types, it can be used in a myriad of ways – roasted vegetables, salad dressings, pizza, pasta, cheeses, and beyond.
Sweet Tuscan Mustard
Dario Cecchini hasn’t just created an out-of-this-world salt blend – this sweet Tuscan mustard is a stand-out star, too. This ages-old recipe for mustard is fantastic with cheese, crackers, crostini, or even as a component to make an extra special burger or sausage.