San Giuseppe Salami Company by Giacomo

San Giuseppe Salami Company by Giacomo

The San Giuseppe Salami Company is an offshoot of Giacomo’s Italian Market. The market has been selling homemade, authentic Italian products for over nine years in Greensboro, NC. Now the market brings its products direct to your doorstop!

San Giuseppe Salami Company is an offshoot of Giacomo’s Italian Market.

San Giuseppe Salami Company is an offshoot of Giacomo’s Italian Market.

True robust Italian flavors from homemade sausages, salamis and cheeses to other imported Italian treats are what Giacomo’s Italian Market is all about. I had the opportunity to receive some of their specialty products delivered directly to me.

The Italian Dinner Box includes sweet and hot sopressata, Locatelli cheese, sesame breadsticks, cannellini beans and rigatoni pasta. I also received a round chunk of imported Provolone cheese and Milano salami.

The Italian Dinner Box includes sweet and hot sopressata, Locatelli cheese, sesame breadsticks, cannellini beans and rigatoni pasta. I also received a round chunk of imported Provolone cheese and Milano salami.

I received the Italian Dinner Box, which includes sweet and hot sopressata, Locatelli cheese, sesame breadsticks, cannellini beans and rigatoni pasta – all the favorites for a beautiful Italian family meal. Additionally, I received a round chunk of imported Provolone cheese and Milano salami.

San Giuseppe salami, sopresattas and Italian cheeses.

San Giuseppe salami, sopresattas and Italian cheeses.

I split up the items I received and enjoyed them over a few family occasions. First, I cracked open the rigatoni pasta for a weeknight family dinner.

Rigatoni pasta

Rigatoni pasta imported from Italy

I made a batch of my sausage, tomato and cream sauce for the pasta. You can tell it’s high-quality pasta because it had a nice firm texture.

Rigatoni pasta with sausage, tomato and cream sauce - a delicious dinner!

Rigatoni pasta with sausage, tomato and cream sauce – a delicious dinner!

I topped the pasta with some freshly grated Locatelli cheese that also was included in my package. Locatelli is a brand of Pecorino Romano cheese made of 100% pure sheep’s milk that’s then been aged over nine months at a minimum. We’ve been enjoying that cheese on top of many dishes of pasta since!

I decided to save the cheese, salami and sopressatas and serve them as an antipasto on Easter. Everyone loved snacking on these Italian treats before the traditional Easter dinner. My parents, the true Italian critics, commented on the authenticity of these high-quality products.

The cheese, salami and sopressatas made a wonderful antipasto on Easter!

The cheese, salami and sopressatas made a wonderful antipasto on Easter!

I earmarked the breadsticks and cannellini beans for a pot of my Holy Matrimony Minestrone soup. That will be the perfect meal on a cooler day!

I earmarked the breadsticks and cannellini beans for a pot of my Holy Matrimony Minestrone soup.

I earmarked the breadsticks and cannellini beans for a pot of my Holy Matrimony Minestrone soup.

All of the products I received are available for purchase through the San Giuseppe Salami by Giacomo website.

We really enjoyed all the San Giuseppe Salami by Giacomo items!

We really enjoyed all the San Giuseppe Salami by Giacomo items!

The Italian dinner box would make a perfect holiday gift. We really enjoyed all the items!

 

Have you ever tried San Giuseppe salamis or Giacomo’s Italian Market products?

What’s your favorite imported Italian treat?

 

Disclaimer:  While I was provided with a complimentary sample of San Giuseppe salamis and Giacomo’s Italian Dinner box products, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.

Eataly, NYC

Eataly, NYC

Ever since Eataly NYC opened in 2010 I’ve been dying to visit the high-end Italian food market/ mall. Earlier this week, I fulfilled my desire to visit and made the trek to NYC for a food-filled day, with Eataly as one of my stops.

Eataly NYC is located on 23rd street & 5th Avenue.

Eataly NYC is located on 23rd street & 5th Avenue.

In 2007, Oscar Farinetti first founded Eataly in Turin, Italy. It was part of the initial vision to expand locations elsewhere in Italy and New York City. Today there are 31 Eataly locations with two in the United States (NYC and Chicago) and 16 throughout Italy. Among the planned future locations in the United States are Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles and a second in NYC.

Today there are 31 Eataly locations.

Today there are 31 Eataly locations.

The New York City location is owned by a partnership including Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich. And if you didn’t know this beforehand, you would realize it as you walk through the market because Mario, Lidia and Joe’s products proliferate throughout.

Mario Batali, Lidia and Joe Bastianich's products proliferate throughout Eataly NYC.

Mario Batali, Lidia and Joe Bastianich’s products proliferate throughout Eataly NYC.

Eataly consists of two main branches: a high-end Italian food market and seven sit-down restaurants with both table and bar seating all contained within a mall-type atmosphere.

Eataly has seven sit-down restaurants with both table and bar seating serving a variety of foods.

Eataly has seven sit-down restaurants with both table and bar seating serving a variety of foods.

We chose to eat at La Pizza – La Pasta. I’ll be providing you with my full review very soon, but will say it was delicious!

The market is split into two main sections: House made and the Best of Italy and America. In the house made area, there is fresh food made in house. You will find fresh-made bakery items, mozzarella, gelato, pastry and pasta. I was fascinated to see the fresh pasta being made both by machine and by hand.

The fresh pasta is being made by machine - fresh ravioli!

The fresh pasta is being made by machine – fresh ravioli!

The chefs are making fresh gnocchi by hand.

The chefs are making fresh gnocchi by hand.

There is every kind of fresh pasta you can think of available for purchase from the pasta counter.

The fresh pasta counter has so many different varieties.

The fresh pasta counter has so many different varieties.

The Best of Italy and America market offers beauty, books and housewares, beer, beverages, dry pasta and rice, coffee and tea, dolci and chocolate, olive oil, vinegars, preserves and honey, sauces and condiments, dairy, cheese, and salumi.

The dolci and chocolate section was very tempting.

The dolci and chocolate section was very tempting.

I was amazed to find chocolate torrone. You can easily find the vanilla nougat candy, but the chocolate is a rare find. I’ll save this for Christmas Eve dinner.

Chocolate torrone - an amazing find for the Christmas holiday!

Chocolate torrone – an amazing find for the Christmas holiday!

You also can find the freshest products in the seafood and butcher counters.

Eataly's fresh meat counter.

Eataly’s fresh meat counter.

The produce is fresh from local farms.

Produce fresh from the local farms.

Produce fresh from the local farms.

The salumi offers a variety of imported Italian cold cuts and cheese.

The salumi had a wide variety of italian cold cuts and cheeses.

The salumi had a wide variety of italian cold cuts and cheeses.

I was amazed at the size of the whole Parmesan cheese wheels!

"I'd like a little Parmesan cheese, please."

“I’d like a little Parmesan cheese, please.”

The concept behind Eataly is to challenge the predisposition that quality products are only available to a select few. The market/ mall brings good eating and shopping to all – not limited to connoisseurs. Eat Better, Life Better Today. The shirts worn by the staff exemplify this philosophy.

Love this philosophy!

Love this philosophy!

We truly enjoyed our time at Eataly and look forward to returning and trying more of the products and restaurants.

 

Have you ever been to Eataly NYC?

What’s your favorite authentic Italian food product?