Berchicci Importing was first established in 1960 by Mr. Berchicci and then subsequently acquired by Mr. Occhiuto in 1965. Mr. Occhiuto has been one of the pioneers in importing cheeses and specialty foods from Italy. In 1967 he was the first to import the famous Nutella in Canada.


Throughout the years, Berchicci Importing continued to expand in the field of Italian specialty foods and ultimately took pride in distributing these products throughout Canada.

In 2014, Berchicci Importing put all those years of experience into opening a new concept in Montreal’s St Leonard neighbourhood. This warehouse-concept store filled with Italian specialty foods and is open to the public where people can find many food products imported directly from Italy at wholesale prices.

Berchicci is one of Montreal’s largest Italian food importers, importing famous Italian products such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella di Bufala, Rana Pasta, Chocolat Papa and numerous other exclusive Italian specialties. Berchicci prides itself in offering the best quality at the best price and constantly growing their product offerings to meet the needs of their clientele.

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.