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5 Facts About The Favorite Italian Ingredient: Garlic

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Garlic

Garlic: you know it, you love it, and it’s an essential element in Italian cooking. Brush up on some facts about garlic with us here at Giolitti Deli!

Garlic is a key ingredient in delicious recipes associated with countless cuisines, but none quite so much as Italian foods. The unique flavor adds an interesting zing to many traditional and contemporary Italian favorites. Read on for five fascinating facts about garlic that you can use to impress your dinner guests the next time you have pasta.

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Giolitti Deli’s Featured Cheese Of The Week: Gorgonzola Cheese

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
 Learn about Gorgonzola cheese from Giolitti Deli!

Learn about Gorgonzola cheese from Giolitti Deli!

At Giolitti Deli, we sell both imported dolce gorgonzola as well as bufala gorgonzola. The cheese is perfect to put on a steak just off the grill, to spread on a piece of grilled bread, or to melt with some heavy cream and toss with your favorite pasta or gnocchi! Continue reading to learn more about delicious Gorgonzola cheese.  (more…)

Capers Vs. Caperberries

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Learn about the differences between capers and caperberries.

Learn about the differences between capers and caperberries.

Capers and caperberries both come from the same Mediterranean plant called Capparis spinosa, or caper bush, but they have many differences. While capers are pickled and often used as a seasoning on food, caperberries are typically served with cocktails. At Giolitti Deli, we carry Cento Capers in sea salt (2oz jars for $2.99,) Cento Capers in brine (2oz jars for $2.99,) and Bel Aria caperberries (15.75oz jars for $6.99.) Continue reading to learn more about capers and caperberries, and a few recipes that use each ingredient! (more…)

Giolitti Deli Featured Cheese Of The Week: Beemster Cheese

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Learn about our featured cheese of the week: Beemster cheese!

Learn about our featured cheese of the week: Beemster cheese!

This week’s featured cheese from Giolitti Deli is Beemster cheese! It is a North Holland Dutch Gouda that is crafted exclusively in a single region in Holland, the Beemster Polder. This type of cheese is another great charcuterie addition, and we are offering it in our store for $16.99/lb. Continue reading to learn more about Beemster cheese and what food and drinks to pair it with! (more…)

A Short History Of Spaghetti and Meatballs

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Learn about the history of spaghetti and meatballs!

Learn about the history of spaghetti and meatballs!

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic dish found all over the world and is considered a staple dinner menu item. While we believe that most pasta dishes are considered to be Italian, you likely won’t find the dish anywhere in Italy. Continue reading for a short history on spaghetti and meatballs, and find a special recipe from owner Mary Giolitti on how to make her favorite meatballs at home! (more…)

Enjoy National Salad Month At Giolitti Deli!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Come into Giolitti Deli for National Salad Month!

Come into Giolitti Deli for National Salad Month!

Did you know that May is National Salad Month? As the weather starts to warm up, more people are craving a light and tasty meal with plenty of vegetables and natural ingredients. While salads can seem boring, a quality salad with creamy dressing, cheese, and crisp lettuce and vegetables is the perfect meal! Come into Giolitti Deli to try our lunch and dinner salads made with homemade dressing- and don’t forget to ask about our weekly salad special! (more…)

All About Colomba, The Italian Easter Cake

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Learn about Colomba di Pasqua, the Italian Easter cake.

Learn about Colomba di Pasqua, the Italian Easter cake.

La Colomba di Pasqua, or “the Easter dove,” is a sweet Italian cake that is served on Easter and represents the start of spring. The cake can be thought of as the counterpart of the classic Christmas cakes panettone and pandoro, and is found on every Italian family’s table on Easter. As the holiday is just around the corner, Giolitti Deli will start selling Colomba this week up until Easter, as supplies last. Continue reading to learn more about the delicious Italian Easter cake! (more…)

A Brief History Of The Calzone

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Learn about the history of the calzone.

Learn about the history of the calzone.

The calzone is one of the most convenient ways to eat Italian food, as the half-pizza, half-sandwich is meant to be eaten with one hand. Calzones originated in Naples, and while they are not as popular as pizza, they are a great alternative! At Giolitti Deli, we serve calzones including Spinach and Cheese, Sausage, Peppers, and Cheese, and Pepperoni and Fresh Mozzarella for $8.95 each. Continue reading to learn more about the history of the calzone, then come into Giolitti Deli to try one for yourself! (more…)

Giolitti Deli’s Featured Cheese Of The Week: Cotswold Double Gloucester

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Learn about Giolitti Deli’s featured cheese of the week, Cotswold Double Gloucester. Photo from https://somerdale.com

Learn about Giolitti Deli’s featured cheese of the week, Cotswold Double Gloucester. Photo from https://somerdale.com

This week’s featured cheese from Giolitti Deli is the Cotswold Double Gloucester blended with onion and chives. Double Gloucester is a pale orange, cheddar-type cheese that can be found in its pure state, but it’s best known in the U.S. as the orange stripes layered with blue Stilton in Huntsman cheese, or blended with dehydrated onion and chives to make pub cheese, known as Cotswold. In our store, you can find Cooper’s Hill brand of the cheese. Continue reading to learn more about Cotswold Double Gloucester cheese! (more…)

Muffuletta: The Bread and The Famous Sandwich

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Learn more about the muffuletta!

Learn more about the muffuletta!

As we are nearing this year’s Mardi Gras festivities, now is the perfect time to talk about the Muffuletta! The muffuletta is both a type of Sicilian bread and a popular sandwich that originated in New Orleans. At Giolitti Deli, we sell our version of the classic sandwich, made with Genoa salami, Capicola, provolone, house dressing, and homemade olive mix in the end of a scooped out Italian Tuscan loaf for $9.95. We also sell the mix itself for $8.99/lb, as well as the meats, cheese, bread needed to make your own! Continue reading to learn more about the muffuletta and its origin. (more…)