Fudgy Chocolate-Hazelnut Brownies

This brownie recipe celebrates the chocolate creations of Marco Colzani. These are fantastically fudgy brownies made with his dark chocolate and chocolate hazelnut spread. This recipe also uses real hazelnuts from Piemonte, the same hazelnuts that Marco uses in his chocolate hazelnut spread.

Raw Almond Spread Sofi Award

Our winning dessert topping! Raw Almond Spread. Do you know the Sofi Awards? They’re probably the most followed food awards in the USA. The award results are just coming in now. We won for Marco Colzani‘s Raw Almond Spread, which ranked in the top two for the category of Dessert Sauce or Topping. Winners are chosen based on two factors: –…

Valentine’s Day Turns Green

Preparing for Valentine’s Day? Let Grub Street’ Chris Crowley tell you. Gustiamo’s got your back! Our Pistachio Spread from chocolatier Marco Colzani was featured on Grub Street’s awesome list: “18 Valentine’s Day Sweets That Are Way Better Than Those Heart-Shaped Chocolate You Always Get.” We couldn’t agree more. This pistachio spread is the perfect sweet…

Celebrating The Year And Buon Anno Nuovo!

The Flavor of 2015! This year you all fell in love with the masterpieces of two Italian artisans, one from the North and one from the South. These were unequivocally our best sellers in 2015. From Lombardia, Marco Colzani’s spreads. This year we did an experiment, everyone who stepped foot in our warehouse, tasted these…

Your Newest Almond Obsession

It’s here. Almond fans and Marco Colzani fans alike have been asking for this product for months. This is Marco’s almond spread and it is the most delicious and almondy tasting product available in the USA, imho. Why does it taste so almondy? Because it is full of real almonds and little else. The only…

Grub Street’s Next Level Breakfast with Pistachio Spread

When Grub Street released its “Next-Level Breakfast” food list. We were expecting to see astronaut space food and liquid nitrogen. Instead, they went old school with a Sicilian classic, Pistachio Spread by Marco Colzani. As signore Crowley says: “Everyone loves Nutella, even if it’s the poster child of industrial sweets, so Grub happily suggests checking out…

C-Amaro Spreads in the WSJ

Marco Colzani’s amazing spreads are charming the USA! So much so that they were just featured in the Wall Street Journal! These Pistachio and Chocolate Hazelnut spreads are really getting popular; they’re spreadin’ like a wildfire (ah-hem!). Kelly Guerotto, the article’s author, called our Pistachio Spread “a vibrant green spread that captures the essence of salted Sicilian pistachios…

The Culinest’s Insights from Master Chocolatier Marco Colzani

Our friend Terry aka Culinest went to Lombardia to talk chocolate with Marco Colzani! Marco, of course, is our master chocolate maker. He makes bean to bar chocolate as well as sweet spreads (have you tried his pistachio yet?!). She had a beautiful visit with Marco. Here are some of the highlights of their conversation: ” [Marco…

Pistachio Spread & Chocolate+Hazelnut Spread. New Products! Irresistible!

We know, your first thought when you saw these fantastic spreads was “pass me a spoon.” Don’t worry, you are not alone. We just caught Beatrice red handed (or perhaps “green handed”) with a jar of pistachio spread. These spreads are made by Marco Colzani, our marvelous chocolatier near Lake Como. Marco is one of…

C-Amaro: New Italian Chocolate, first time in the USA

It’s time for the USA to meet Marco Colzani! Marco is a wonderful chocolate artisan! He produces C-Amaro chocolate, south of Lake Como. Marco is totally dedicated to the natural flavors of the cocoa bean. He is among the world’s few true “bean to bar” chocolate makers. In fact, he describes his chocolate as “freshly…