These Tomatoes, Back in Stock

This is the Monti Lattari mountain range of Mount Vesuvius in Campania, where farmer Sabatino Abagnale grows two very special types of tomatoes: Antichi Pomodori di Napoli and Pomodorini delle Colline dei Monti Lattari. He lovingly calls them Miracolo di San Gennaro Tomatoes and Small Tomatoes. They are heritage tomatoes. As the origin story goes,…

New Year, New EVOO

Pianogrillo is exactly what a Sicilian extra virgin olive oil should be, with its distinctive citrusy smell and bright hints of almond. If we could sum up the taste of the new harvest Pianogrillo in one word, it would be RICH.   On the nose Pianogrillo 2019/2020 is fresh and elegant, with delicate notes of artichoke and green tomato. On the palate it offers an exceptional…

On BronxNet: Winter Open Warehouse + Pizza

Our friends from BronxNet joined us for our annual Winter Open Warehouse Party to celebrate good Italian food. The Winter Open House is the special occasion where we open the doors of the Gustiamo warehouse and welcome all to the Bronx and do some holiday shopping. As our Danielle says: “this party is definitely the…

Serve Cheese with Balsamic

This is the simplest and most iconic cheese pairing: it doesn’t get more Emilia Romagna than this. When the tart and viscous Traditional Balsamic Vinegar meets the savory and nutty Vacche Rosse Cheese, their flavors combine in an explosion of umami notes. These two food icons represent the historic culinary landscape and old food traditions of Emilia…

The signature holiday dish of Napoli

Meet Papaccelle peppers, the newest addition to the collection of Maida vegetables in extra virgin olive oil. Papaccelle is an heirloom pepper variety local to the Cilento area of Campania, south of Napoli. Maida Papaccelle peppers are an agrodolce specialty inspired by the old traditional cuisine of Napoli. Farmer Franco Vastola has recreated his wife’s special recipe: he…

Pandoro, the bread of gold

PANDORO, WHAT IS IT AND WHERE IS IT FROM? Pastry Chef Luigi Biasetto says: “Pandoro is a Christmas bread that was born in Verona. The name means bread of gold. When sliced horizontally, Pandoro becomes a gorgeous star-shaped cake. Its presentation is so festive! For me that’s extremely important because a pastry always signifies a…

Victor Hazan on Vacche Rosse Cheese

We are so thrilled to have finally found a cheese to welcome into the Gusti family, that we can’t help sharing our excitement with the cheese lovers in our lives. Just like us, all of our friends have been waiting for this moment for a long time. As Vacche Rosse Cheese wedges start being shipped from the…

Ruth Reichl pines for our Pine Nuts

In the constellation of food authorities and celebrities Ruth Reichl definitely goes for the title of food hero. The last time that we met Ruth we were so inspired by her philosophy that eating is much more than just feeding yourself and by her integrity in giving the right value to food. So you can…

We have Cheese

Gustiamo has found a cheese so extraordinary that we refuse to live another year without having it in our lives every day here in the USA. Yes, we are importing this cheese despite those pesky new import tariffs that you’ve been hearing about lately, because this cheese is that damn good.  The cheese is Vacche Rosse Cheese,…

In Food and Wine: Tasting the Real Italy with Gustiamo

The talented writer and Gustiamo’s carissimo friend Paul Greenberg just wrote an article for the December issue of Food and Wine to tell the story of “how Beatrice Ughi became America’s most influential importer of the rarest, purest foods Italy has to offer.” Well, that’s a bold statement! We are very honored by the beautiful…