Francesco Occhiuto first opened the doors to the Montreal landmark, La Baia dei Formaggi, in 1973. La Baia dei Formaggi was founded on a passion for Italian cheese and quality Italian products, and a desire to help the Italian community feel at home. In 1997 Mr. Occhiuto was the first to import Italian Parma Prosciutto in Canada!
La Baia Dei Formaggi, serving fine Italian foods to the Montreal community since 1973!
Boasting more than 400 cheeses, La Baia dei Formaggi is the place to go for PDO Italian cheeses. Besides cheese, you can find a wide variety of food products directly imported from Italy, including; Italian cold cuts, specialty pastas, olive oils and vinegars.
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.