Bertolli Tastes of Italy
I am a huge lover of Italian food – and cheese. To me, the combination of both is just plain comforting. Sometimes when I don’t feel like going out to a restaurant though, I enjoy cooking a nice Italian meal at home. One of my best dishes is Chicken Marsala – yum! Of course there are nights that I just don’t feel like cooking, and on night’s like that I turn to Bertolli. Bertolli’s frozen entrees are just delicious, and I always keep a supply of them in my freezer. I am also enjoying Bertolli “Tastes of Italy”!
Bertolli’s is doing something really fun right now – Bertolli Tastes of Italy, where you can join other Italian food lovers on a culinary tour of Italy! There is a fun and interactive map on the Bertolli Facebook page, and you can click on a region to learn favorite food, wine and ingredient tips and traditions-or share your own! I was excited to see this, as I vacationed in Italy with my mom when I was 18. Touring Italy virtually brought back some pretty special memories for me, and it also made me quite hungry.
I had a blast reading the comments from others who have participated, and hearing their stories. I also learned quite a few things about the different regions. I just added my experience in “Rome”, if you want to check it out. I hope you will add your story, tip or thoughts on Italy (even if you have never been there), on the Tastes of Italy map too.
If you haven’t checked out the Bertolli website before (or recently), you might be surprised how much helpful information is there. I just spent a little bit of time looking around and was fascinated. I learned about cheeses (I had no idea there was so much to learn), how to read labels, what different terms mean, etc. For instance, I learned that:
- Dolce means a sweet and often young cheese.
- Pastorizzato means a cheese has been pasteurized.
- Piccante means the cheese has a sharp, bold taste. Often seen on aged or hard cheeses.
- Stagionato means a cheese is aged; vecchio means it is an old cheese, and stravecchio means the cheese is very old.
From the Bertolli website:
The antipasto di formaggio platter is perfect for enjoying a variety of fine Italian artisan cheeses before you prepare your favorite Bertolli Frozen Meal. From pungent asiago to buttery fontina, Italian cheeses provide an abundance of culinary possibilities and are just as delectable on their own, or simply paired with a lovely glass of wine. Bertolli frozen meals are also made with many delicious Italian cheeses, such as fresh parmesan and versatile ricotta, bringing you true authentic Italian flavor.
You can find fabulous recipes, tips, and meal ideas on the Bertolli website – there is a wealth of information available, and I know that I will be referring to it often! You too can celebrate the Bertolli Tastes of Italy!
*I received the set above from Bertolli for posting this giveaway.