Archive for the ‘ Food ’ Category

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…)

Giolitti Deli Has Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Desserts

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Visit Giolitti Deli for all of your favorite Valentine’s Day desserts!

Visit Giolitti Deli for all of your favorite Valentine’s Day desserts!

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, you need a special and decadent dessert for your romantic dinner. Giolitti Deli has everything you need for the holiday, as we sell many homemade desserts, as well as a delicious line of imported products from Bindi. All of the desserts are offered as single portions in the store unless pre-ordered for full cakes. Continue reading to learn more about the delicious desserts, then visit us at Giolitti Deli to pick out your favorites! (more…)

Iberico Chorizo and Salami At Giolitti Deli

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Learn about Iberico chorizo and salami!

Learn about Iberico chorizo and salami!

Iberico chorizo and salami are delicious cured meats from black Iberian pigs that live in the Dehesa of Spain. A Dehesa is a cultural landscape of southern and central Spain and southern Portugal, and the land is often used to raise free-range domestic pigs. These pigs are used to make the dry-cured sausage. Next time you’re in the area, visit us at Giolitti Deli to try our Iberico chorizo and salami, as well as a variety of other Italian food! (more…)

Panettone and Pandoro: Classic Italian Christmas Cakes

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Learn about the classic Italian Christmas cakes panettone and pandoro.

Learn about the classic Italian Christmas cakes panettone and pandoro.

Italy has a variety of Christmas cakes, but Pandoro and Panettone are the most popular around the world. Unlike other cakes, they can be baked in industrial quantities and will stay fresh for long periods of time to be distributed internationally. In Italy, no Christmas meal is complete without panettone or pandoro- but many homes serve both! Continue reading to learn more about the classic Italian Christmas cakes, and stop by Giolitti Deli for all your holiday favorites! (more…)

Giolitti Deli Has Everything You Need For Entertaining This Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Come into Giolitti Deli for everything you need this holiday season!

Come into Giolitti Deli for everything you need this holiday season!

It’s officially the holiday season, which means you will likely be hosting and entertaining guests soon! Whether you are having family over for a small dinner or inviting all of your friends for a big party, you can get everything you need at Giolitti Deli. We have the ingredients that give a special touch to every recipe, as well as catering options for events of various sizes. Call today to place your order, or come visit us in store! (more…)

How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Made In Italy

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Learn how extra virgin olive oil is made in Italy.

Learn how extra virgin olive oil is made in Italy.

October to December is olive oil season in Italy, as the cool, fall weather is the perfect time to harvest olives. Italy is one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, as it is an essential ingredient in Italian cuisine. Continue reading to learn more about extra virgin olive oil and how it is made in Italy! (more…)

Tips For Cooking With Porcini Mushrooms

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Check out these tips for cooking with porcini mushrooms.

Check out these tips for cooking with porcini mushrooms.

Porcini mushrooms are different than other types of mushrooms, as they have a meaty texture, earthy scent, and pronounced flavor. They are Italy’s favorite wild mushroom, and make a great addition to pastas, sauces, pizzas, soups, and more! Continue reading to learn more about the mushrooms and how to cook with them, then come into Giolitti Deli to purchase some dried porcini mushrooms at our deli! (more…)