The Tomato Pantry

Good Italian tomatoes are the foundation of Italian cooking. With all its particular microclimates and unique terroirs, the geographical Italian peninsula is practically designed for growing gloriously flavorful tomatoes. All Gustiamo tomatoes are harvested at their peak ripeness and preserved at their maximum flavor potential. When you buy a Gustiamo tomato, you know you are getting your…

The Gustiamo Cheese Board

Presenting the Gusti Cheese Board! This cheese board offers Italian vibes from south to north: featuring the Sicilian sun of Pantelleria, the pastures and vineyards of the Emilia Romagna food valley, and the breezy hills of Alta Langa. The star of the spread is a glorious yellow-tinged wedge of Vacche Rosse Cheese. With this Red Cow…

Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It’s time for some real talk about Italian EVOO. When you buy olive oil, be aware that:  ✗ PRODUCT OF ITALY does not mean that the actual oil is made with Italian olives or that the olives were milled in Italy. ✗ HARVEST DATE, don’t see one on the bottle? That could mean the oil is a mixture of…

In Italy, there’s no Spring without Colomba

Our final batch of Biasetto Colomba just arrived from Padova. From the first warming signs of spring all the way to Easter Sunday, no Italian kitchen is complete without Colomba. This heavenly, dove shaped cake is the quintessential symbol of goodwill, hope, and cheer. Our Colomba is handmade in Padova by Master Pastry Chef Luigi Biasetto…

The Queen of Hazelnuts

Piemontese Hazelnuts. Their aroma is unmistakable and their sweet nutty flavor is intoxicating. Piemonte’s unique Alta Langa Hazelnut holds the title of QUEEN of the Hazelnuts. These hazelnuts have changed the food world. The gianduja dessert and the entire Italian hazelnut/chocolate tradition was invented to highlight these inspiring hazelnuts that grow on a small piece…

We Have Colomba

In Italy Colomba is one of the first signs of spring bursting forth. Also known as Panettone of the Easter season, Colomba is a traditional cake that can be found on Italian tables from the first days of spring until after Pasqua. Our Colomba comes from Biasetto in Padova and has just arrived here at the Gustiamo warehouse. Master…

San Marzano on TV

Yes! That’s Stanley Tucci and Zio Vincenzo together eating San Marzano tomatoes fresh off the vine in the Gustarosso fields in Sarno. It’s the premiere of CNN’s new show Searching for Italy, aired last Sunday. For the first episode, Tucci chose to explore Campania and dive into the world of real San Marzano tomatoes. If you’re…

Gustarosso Tomatoes

Gustiamo’s canned tomatoes come from DaniCoop, a cooperative of farmers based in Campania. Chefs, pizzaioli, homecooks, and tomato experts all agree: nothing compares to the tomatoes canned by Danicoop. Paolo (in the pic!) and his team at DaniCoop pack 2 types of tomatoes for Gustiamo: REAL San Marzano tomatoes and 100% Italian tomatoes. 100% ITALIAN…

Food DIRECTLY from Italy

Gustiamo is NOT another online grocery store. We are your direct to consumer Italian importer. We bring in the best damn foods and ingredients from Italy and we sell them directly to you. We like to say that when Gustiamo chooses to work with a farmer or a foodmaker, it’s similar to a marriage. We…

Sicilian Kitchen

New harvest Pianogrillo EVOO is here. The 2020/2021 olive harvest in Sicilia was stunning! Farmer Lorenzo couldn’t be happier with the year’s production, and not just olive oil. On his farm in Ragusa (that’s at the Southern tip of Sicily), Lorenzo grows olives and tomatoes and produces cherry tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil made with…