Adventure Package: Italy
Use your exclusively-imported Italian foods from Tuscan Farm and D. Barbero for a special and truly authentic Italian experience
Resting in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, it is no surprise that Italy’s food culture has largely been developed and influenced by centuries of trade with nearby regions. But with political turbulence, the discovery of the New World, and every other twist and turn along the way, Italy has kept many of its original dishes tracing back to the ancient Greeks, Etruscans and, of course, the Romans.
Today, Italian cuisine is mostly associated with its array of freshly made pasta, exquisite olive oil and tasty pizza. But like any other country, each region has their specialty! This diversity in Italian food began after the fall of the Roman Empire when individual city states began to uphold separate identities and traditions. Each region began to display its own unique way of cooking, right down to the formation of a meatball and to the characteristic cheeses and wines produced in a locale. The north developed Tuscan beef, while black truffles were very popular in Marches. Provolone and mozzarella cheeses developed in the south, as well as a host of interesting citrus fruits. Various types of breads, pastas, specialties and food preparation techniques can be seen throughout the country - Milan is known for their risotto, while Bologna has a deep history regarding tortellini, and Naples is famous for their pizzas.
Italy’s food culture and regional diversity reflects the deep history of the country. The cuisine offers an abundance of taste and is one of the most popular and copied in the world - and for good reason! Its influence can be seen in other world cuisines, especially that of the United States. Please enjoy these classic Italian recipes paired with your featured Italian wines!
The International Gourmet Adventure Package from Italy includes the following items:
• Pomodori Secchi Sottolio - Sun Dried Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Olio Extravergine di Oliva Allegro - Allegro Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Sugo ai Funghi Porcini - Porcini Mushroom Sauce
• Marmellata di Mandarino - Mandarin Jam
• Gigli Tricolore Fiorentini Pasta - Tricolored Gigli Pasta
• Tartufi Misti con Granella di Torrone e Grue'di Cacao - Truffles with Cocoa and Torrone
Enjoy these authentic Italian products with the featured wines from Fattoria Montecchio and Santa Lucia Winery for the full experience of Italy! Read more about the Products and Artisan below.
International wines sold separately.
Map of the area
D. Barbero Torroneira & Cioccolateria
With specialty chocolate and nougat production dating back to 1833, the historic D. Barbero Torroneria and Cioccolateria is currently owned by third generation toronne and chocolate maker Davide Barbero. He makes both hard and soft torrone, following his family’s original recipes from 1833.
He also roasts local Piedmont hazelnuts on site, then adds the hand-selected golden nuts to the mixture to gently combine before being shaped into bars. These traditional processes take time, but ensure a high quality, premium product. D. Barbero currently crafts chocolate covered torrone, chocolate covered bread sticks, and a variety of elegant chocolate confections blended with local oranges, pistachios, and almonds.
A hidden gem in the famed region of Tuscany, Italy the Leoncini family has taken their family’s 400-years of experience in agriculture and farming to create exclusive products that cannot be found anywhere else.
Thanks to their extensive background knowledge of farming, acquired over such a long period of time, Tuscan Farm is proud to offer a range of products that are real gourmet works of art. Not only do they already have an impressive collection of unique foods and wines, but they’re also dedicated to crafting about 20 new products each year - a tremendous effort for such a small company! All of their creations are made from local, Italian ingredients that reflect their company’s philosophy of preserving tradition and respect for the past with distinct flavors of the region.
Since production takes a very long time, the quantities available for each item is very limited. Patience is also key, especially since Tuscan Farm packages everything by hand using beautiful and natural materials.
Tuscan Farm is the epitome of a family business prospering from a shared passion of making one-of-a-kind pastas, jams, sauces, olive oils, and so much more. We are thrilled to highlight their products and share the charm of Tuscany with our members.