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Authentic Sources For the Best Italian Ingredients

At the Italian Culinary Foundation, we believe authentic Italian ingredients are the key to great, authentic Italian cuisine. We strive to teach our students how to source and utilize only the best ingredients, so they can create successfully the best Italian dishes. To do that, they need to know the companies, regions, and producers with the best reputation for providing quality products. The following information includes several links to some of the country's finest food items available for import.


Members Since 2017

Gustoso
Gustoso

Italian imports:

Buon Italia
Buon Italia


Members Since 2006

Olive Oil:

Buon Italia2
Buon Italia

Raineri
Raineri

Barbera
Barbera

Mancianti
Mancianti

Frantoi Oleari Umbri
Frantoi Oleari Umbri

Rice:

Riso Gallo
Riso Gallo

Riso Aquerello
Riso Aquerello

Cheese:

Consorzio Formaggio Asiago
Consorzio Formaggio Asiago

Consorzio Grana Padano
Consorzio Grana Padano

Pasta:

Rummo
Rummo

Delverde
Delverde

Wine Vinegars:

Ponti
Ponti

Tomatoes:

La Carmela
La Carmela

Legumes:

Cufrol
Cufrol

Prosciutto:

     Consorzio del Prosciutto San Daniele
Consorzio del Prosciutto San Daniele

Antica Salumeria Rosi
Antica Salumeria Rosi

Speck:

Alto Adige
Consorzio Alto Adige

Mineral Water:

San Benedetto
San Benedetto

Appliances:

Electrolux
Electrolux

Rice and polenta:

Beretta
Beretta

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Glossary of Italian Food Items


In Italy, the language of food incorporates dozens of regional dialects, which may or may not conform to standard Italian grammar, spelling, and usage. A single food term may take more than one regional name. Fettuccine, for example, is the word used in Rome to describe the flat noodles known more commonly as tagliatelle in the rest of Italy. We teach our students about this terminology and encourage them to discover resources on their own for accurately labeling authentic Italian foods. This information is especially important when placing orders from the companies listed above, because placing an incorrect order can be an expensive mistake.