Italian Essentials

This is the ultimate box to transport you to sunny Italy, with a combination of pastas, tomato sauce, basil pesto, sweet and savory cookies, and an assortment of chocolate treats. Start with some primi piatti with spaghetti or penne with the pesto or tomato & ricotta sauce. As you wait for the water to boil, we packed a bag of tomato and oregano cookies to whet your appetite. For dessert dive into the handmade vanilla cookies, the coffee and hazelnut Dragées, the decadent Cremino, and the milk chocolate bars with tangerine, coffee or hazelnut filling.

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Spaghetti by pastificio mancini image
Spaghetti by pastificio mancini SIZE: 17.6 oz

Pasta-making in the Marche tradition requires two additional ingredients that aren’t found in the pantry: endless patience and love for the trade. After a forkful of the spaghetti Mancini, you will know this is true. Match it with any sauce you can think of and a tasty affair is guaranteed.

INGREDIENTS: Durum wheat semolina, water.

ALLERGENS: Contains wheat.

Penne by pastificio mancini image
Penne by pastificio mancini SIZE: 17.6 oz

There are days when the wheat, the sun and the earth seem to embrace each other and merge into one color, the signature Mancini orange. The Mancini penne are enthused with the same gorgeous mix of wheat, sun & trade expertise as its vibrant packaging.  One mouthful accompanies by a hearty pesto or a decadent cheese sauce and you will feel transported to those Marche hills basked in the sunset light.

INGREDIENTS: Durum wheat semolina, water.

ALLERGENS: Contains wheat.

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Genovese pesto sauce SIZE: 4.5 oz

A famous, classic pesto recipe from Liguria in northwestern Italy, prepared with basil, pine nuts, pecorino cheese, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. Cascina San Cassiano makes a pesto so delicious that it’s ideal with risotto, pasta, and lasagna, and also as a marinade. Superb with canapés.

INGREDIENTS: Basil paste (basil, sunflower seed oil, salt) olive oil, cashew nuts, cheese and Pecorino PDO cheese, cream powder, vegetable fiber, lactic acid, pine nuts and garlic.

ALLERGENS: Contains milk, tree nuts. May contain fish, eggs, soy, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, almonds.

Tomato sauce with ricotta and pecorino cheese image
Tomato sauce with ricotta and pecorino cheese SIZE: 10.2 oz

Richness through simplicity. This ricotta and pecorino tomato sauce by Cascina San Cassiano is an authentic delicacy that reproduces the best of the traditional Italian kitchen. Tomato is king here, with ricotta and pecorino riding in as knights in shining armor. Serve with a glass of red wine and red chili flake for an extra kick. Gluten free.

INGREDIENTS: Tomato pulp, water, sunflower seed oil, cheese, ricotta cheese, Pecorino Romano PDO cheese, onion, sugar, double tomato concentrate, salt, starch, acid lactic acid, vegetable fiber, spices.

ALLERGENS: Contains milk. May contain fish, eggs, soy, hazelnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews.

Savory cookies with tomato and oregano image
Savory cookies with tomato and oregano SIZE: 2.82 oz

Savory palates have finally found their match! A delicious gourmet snack available in 4 flavors: parmesan cheese, Mediterranean herbs, tomato and oregano, and sesame. Characterized by wholesome ingredients and traditional craftsmanship, these snacks are ideal to nibble with friends or on the go.

INGREDIENTS: Type '00' flour, butter, PDO Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (milk, salt, rennet), maltitol, egg yolk, tomato (6%), oregano (2%), glucose syrup, salt.

ALLERGENS: Contains gluten, egg, and milk. May contain traces of soy, nuts, sesame and peanuts.

"volcano" vanilla cookies image
"volcano" vanilla cookies SIZE: 5.64 oz

A sweet note for every taste and need. As the name suggests, these cookies are an explosion of flavor with lava drops of dark chocolate surrounded by vanilla biscuit. T’a Milano treats are strictly handmade, designed to turn every moment from breakfast to snack time into an experience. Grand Cru cocoa, flour, and mountain butter, combined with carefully selected raw ingredients, make every T’a cookie unique. 

INGREDIENTS: Type '00' flour, butter, dark chocolate (21%), cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla aroma. Cocoa 55% min, icing sugar, (sugar, cornstarch), egg, powdered vanilla (0.04%).

ALLERGENS: Contains gluten, egg, soy and milk. May contain traces of nuts, sesame seed and peanuts.

Coffee bean dragées image
Coffee bean dragées SIZE: 4.23 oz

Coffee beans dipped in 36% milk chocolate. Enough said. Decadent, moreish, and utterly delicious, these T’a Milano coffee and chocolate spheres are a beautiful end to any meal. Accompany with a real coffee, preferably with your eyes closed.

INGREDIENTS: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, powdered whole milk, powdered skim milk, cocoa paste, soy, lecithin, aroma). Cocoa (36% min), Coffee Beans (11%).

ALLERGENS: It may contain traces of gluten and other nuts, egg, sesame and peanuts.

Hazelnuts dipped in milk chocolate image
Hazelnuts dipped in milk chocolate SIZE: 4.23 oz

Piedmont hazelnuts dipped in 36% milk chocolate. Enough said. Decadent, moreish, and utterly delicious, these T’a Milano chocolate spheres are a beautiful end to any meal. Accompany with coffee, preferably with your eyes closed.

INGREDIENTS: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, powdered whole milk, powdered skim milk, cocoa paste, soy, lecithin, flavoring. Cocoa (36% min), Piedmont hazelnut (27%).

ALLERGENS: It may contain traces of gluten and other nuts, egg, sesame and peanuts.

Gianduia “cremino" ingot image
Gianduia “cremino" ingot SIZE: 5.2 oz

Delicate gianduia ingot in three types of chocolate: milk, white, and dark. Perfect combination to enhance all the notes of chocolate. 

 

 

Milk chocolate bar with piedmont hazelnut filling image
Milk chocolate bar with piedmont hazelnut filling SIZE: 1.06 oz

Size doesn’t matter in this flavor-packed punch. Go with T’a Milano on a journey into Italian excellences as they combine the finest chocolate with locally sourced ingredients. Hazelnuts from Piedmont, pistachio and tangerines from Palermo and coffee from Naples. This gourmet bar is a must-have essential in every bag, backpack, or purse for all your energy - or chocolate - emergencies.

Dark chocolate bar with coffee filling image
Dark chocolate bar with coffee filling SIZE: 1.06 oz

Size doesn’t matter in this flavor-packed punch. Go with T’a Milano on a journey into Italian excellence as they combine the finest chocolate with locally sourced coffee from Naples. This gourmet bar is a must-have essential in every bag, backpack, or purse for all your energy - or chocolate - emergencies.

Milk chocolate bar with tangerine filling image
Milk chocolate bar with tangerine filling SIZE: 1.06 oz

Size doesn’t matter in this flavor-packed punch. Go with T’a on a journey into Italian excellences as they combine the finest chocolate with locally sourced ingredients. Hazelnuts from Piedmont, tangerine from Palermo and coffee from Naples. This gourmet bar is a must-have essential in every bag, backpack, or purse for all your energy - or chocolate - emergencies.

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, cocoa paste, non-hydrogenated vegetable fat (palm oil), refined peanut oil, natural tangerine aroma, soy lecithin, aromas, cocoa 36%.

ALLERGENS: Contains milk, peanuts, soy. May contain traces of nuts, gluten, egg, sesame.

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