Finocchiona IGP’s traditional methods of production are deeply intertwined with Tuscany itself and was even enjoyed by members Medici family and Leonardo Da Vinci. Its origins date back to the Middle Ages, where the farmers decided to replace expensive and rare black pepper with fennel seeds which were perfect to flavour the meat. Wild fennel is a common aromatic herb in Tuscany that gives the typical and unique taste to Finocchiona IGP.
All the steps for the production of Finocchiona IGP are strictly regulated,it is only produced with high quality pork meat, all bred in Italy. Some additional ingredients include salt, black pepper, garlic and eventually red wine. It’s truly in the seasoning where all the unique flavours of Finocchiona IGP develop, creating intense notes of salt, fennel, spices and freshness. For its versatility, Finocchiona IGP is a perfect pairing with lots of dishes, from hors d’oeuvre to main dishes. Finocchiona IGP offers its unique taste for every occasion.
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.