Truffles, or aromatic mushrooms, are often referred to as the “diamonds of the kitchen” and regarded as one of the most celebrated ingredients in authentic Italian cucinas. Since Italy is home to some of the rarest truffle mushrooms, it’s a prized ingredient in many Italian dishes, including gnocchi or tagliarini with truffles. At Giolitti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace, we carry truffle staples that can transform any dish into a gourmet culinary experience within your home. From black truffle salt to rich truffle butter and white truffle oil, distinct truffle cheeses, and porcini/truffle ravioli — we’ve got a wide variety of gourmet specialties available for purchase.
Italian Pantry Staples: Black Truffle Salt, Truffle Butter, and White Truffle Oil
Authentic Italian pantry’s are often home to a variety of truffle ingredients that can be incorporated into pasta dishes, appetizers, and entrees. Truffle mushrooms, also known as tartufi in Italian, grow close to tree roots underground which contributes to their distinct gourmet flavor profile. One of the rarest truffles in Italy is the white truffle, which can only be found in the woods near Alba with an intensely earthy aroma. At Giolitti’s, we have black truffle salt, truffle butter, and white truffle oil available for purchase to complete your authentic Italian pantry.
Sardinian Black Truffle and Caciotta Truffle Cheeses
We also carry a variety of truffle cheeses that are aromatic, distinctive, and flavorful choices paired with any style of charcuterie board. Consider picking up our Sardinian black truffle cheese or Caciotta truffle cheese to pair with thickly-sliced salami, capicola, mixed olives, roasted garlic, various spreads, and entertaining crackers to craft your own gourmet charcuterie board perfect for entertaining.
If you’re looking to make a mouthwatering Italian dish, consider picking up our porcini/truffle ravioli available for purchase within our marketplace. You can prepare our porcini/truffle ravioli boiled in salted water with a splash of extra virgin olive oil, strain with a colander, and top with heapings of freshly-grated parmesan cheese and black pepper. Serve with a freshly baked baguette and a bottle of white wine for an easy weeknight dinner for two. Deliziosa!
Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli
Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!
Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!