Bresaola della Valtellina IGP is an Italian charcuterie produced by salting and curing of a cut of bovine thigh. Bresaola della Valtellina IGP is produced exclusively in the Sondrio province of the northern Italian region of Lombardia. The meat is characterised by its bright red colour, firm and elastic consistency, mild fragrance and delicate savoury flavour.
It is generally consumed fresh in thin slices, however it is a versatile product and can be used as an ingredient in a variety of recipes including first courses, starters, salads, sandwiches and snacks for aperitifs. Bresaola della Valtellina IGP is typically paired with a red, slightly sour wine such as Rosso di Valtellina DOC.
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.