For over 100 years they have been specializing in the processing of Fichi di Cosenza and are considered one of the top contributors to Calabrian agribusiness. Today they have reached the fifth family generation, and while they have maintained their family traditions, they have also added innovations with the processing of chocolate and creating new products, both of which remain true to the territory.
Their secret is the quality product that comes only from the best local cultivations and the strictly manual processing, according to the ancient recipes jealously guarded and rigorously preserved. From generation to generation they wanted to leave the various processing stages of these highly prized DOP figs unchanged, such as sun drying, manual selection of the best product, sterilization without the addition of preservatives and the careful selection of all materials. All of this has allowed them to grow more and more and today, as a small artisan laboratory, they can offer a vast range of products ranging from traditional baked figs to stuffed and coated figs, to pralines, filled tablets, spreads, Easter eggs, chocolates and much more.
At their core is the strength of the family management. Together they oversee the product in all its phases, from its selection to the final presentation on the market, always meticulous. Today, they hope to transmit with their products the passion and the centuries-old artisan experience handed down by grandparents, in order to guarantee the genuineness that has always been the fundamental component of their production.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.