La Cueva del Abuelo Manchego Cheese

La Cueva del Abuelo Manchego Cheese

Manchego is a classic unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese that comes from the Spanish region of La Mancha, Don Quixote’s homeland. This is an authentic, well matured Manchego and it shows. Its robust and tangy taste, typical of sheep’s milk cheeses, brings the full favour of the countryside to your palate. A beautiful and classic cheese. Highly… Continue Reading La Cueva del Abuelo Manchego Cheese

Gustofino Salamis

Gustofino Salamis

Based in the Italian city of Parma renowned for it’s cured meats, Gustofino proposes a series of salamis that are all beautifully made and supremely tasty.  Names such as ‘l’Ungherese’, ‘Il Piccante’, ‘Il Campagnolo’, ‘Il Milano’ suggest the sources of inspiration for each variety. The slices are paper thin and are meant to be savoured one at… Continue Reading Gustofino Salamis

Saint Albray Cheese

Saint Albray Cheese

Created in 1976 and originating in the Jurançon region of France, the flower-shaped Saint Albray is a very aromatic, creamy and robust cheese. When young, the soft ripened cheese is moist, rich and mellow, intensifying with age. At its peak, Saint Albray advances to a more robust, hearty flavour typical of washed rind cheeses. We love it’s rich… Continue Reading Saint Albray Cheese

Lindt Excellence Chocolate Range

Lindt Excellence Chocolate Range

Lindt is a household name in the chocolate universe but they are still innovating and trying to surprise your taste buds with their Excellence range. For instance, by adding sea salt grains to a smooth milk chocolate. It shouldn’t work but it does and amazingly well too, beyond all logic. The salt effectively bringing out the… Continue Reading Lindt Excellence Chocolate Range

Baci Perugina Chocolates

Baci Perugina Chocolates

Perugina is an Italian confectionary company based in Perugia, Italy, formed in 1907 by Giovanni Buitoni  and Luisa Spagnoli. As the legend would have it, Spagnoli created a unique chocolate confection to express her love for a special someone. It was called Baci, the Italian word for kisses, and around each she would wrap a love note. She realized the confection… Continue Reading Baci Perugina Chocolates

Antésite Liquorice Concentrate

Antésite Liquorice Concentrate

Now here’s an interesting one. Antésite was created in 1898 by a French pharmacist Noël Perrot-Berton as an antidote to the problem of alcoholism amongst railway workers, who, especially during the hot summer months, drank copious amounts of ‘Anisette’ (of which ‘Antésite’ is an anagram). Just a few drops, diluted in water, make the perfect natural ‘thirst killer’. The… Continue Reading Antésite Liquorice Concentrate

Caseificio Villa Ricotta Cheese

Caseificio Villa Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta is quite a thick, saltless Italian cream cheese that is usually found mixed in with other ingredients or as part of a dish, like the filling in Ravioli and Cannelloni pasta. The Caseificio Villa, based near the northern Italian lake region, make a particularly good quality Ricotta with a beautiful moist freshness to it.… Continue Reading Caseificio Villa Ricotta Cheese

Klades Holmen Herrings

Klades Holmen Herrings

No Jewish gathering would be complete without the presence of sliced herring with toothpicks and crackers. The question is where does one find something that’s a cut above the rest? Klades Holmen is a well-established Swedish company that have found the perfect balance between tradition and trendiness. They provide an adventurous range of salted, spiced and… Continue Reading Klades Holmen Herrings

Amaretti del Chiostro Biscuits

Amaretti del Chiostro Biscuits

The stylish old-fashioned tin says it all. Amaretti are classic biscuits, symbolic of ancient Italian artisan food traditions. The recipe includes apricot kernels which impart the characteristic slightly bitter taste to the biscuits, hence the name which comes from amaro meaning ‘bitter’ in Italian. They are very light and crumbly with tiny sugar nuggets on… Continue Reading Amaretti del Chiostro Biscuits