Learn more about the food and drink producers found throughout Italy, responsible for the country's incredible culinary heritage.

Producers

13 features

Fermentation in Friuli: the grape vinegar of La Subida
Fermentation in Friuli: the grape vinegar of La Su...
Fermentation in Friuli: the grape vinegar of La Subida
by Great Italian Chefs
24 April 2017
Josko Sirk’s vinegar is like no other, taking years to mature and develop in flavour until it’s finally ready to be used in cooking. We take a closer look at this incredible example of Italy’s devotion to slow food.
Food Fragrances: adding aroma to your cooking
Food Fragrances: adding aroma to your cooking
Food Fragrances: adding aroma to your cooking
by Tom Riby
07 December 2016
Tom Riby sits down with Antonella Bondi to learn more about her simple-to-use, food-flavoured sprays that add entirely natural scents to dishes and are becoming an invaluable tool for the world’s top chefs.
Making panforte at Marabissi
Making panforte at Marabissi
Making panforte at Marabissi
by Great Italian Chefs
06 December 2016
We visit the Marabissi bakery in Siena to see how one of Tuscany's most famous festive treats is made from start to finish.
Menabrea: the beer from Biella
Menabrea: the beer from Biella
Menabrea: the beer from Biella
by Tom Riby
01 September 2016
Tom Riby visits the historical Menabrea brewery, which has been supplying Italy with craft beer for 150 years.
Smeg: crafted under an Italian sky
Smeg: crafted under an Italian sky
Smeg: crafted under an Italian sky
by Ollie Lloyd
19 July 2016
Ollie Lloyd heads to Smeg HQ in Emilia-Romagna and discovers a company obsessed with design, the arts and a quintessentially Italian way of working.
Zafferano glass: Italian creativity on the dining table
Zafferano glass: Italian creativity on the dining ...
Zafferano glass: Italian creativity on the dining table
by Tom Riby
13 June 2016
The Venetian island of Murano is home to some of the best glassblowers in Europe, and many of the world's top restaurants serve wine and water in their beautiful glassware. Tom Riby talks to designer Federico de Majo to discover how he keeps this artisan industry alive.
In pictures: Pantelleria – the island of capers
In pictures: Pantelleria – the island of capers
In pictures: Pantelleria – the island of capers
by Great Italian Chefs
07 April 2016
The best capers in the world come from Pantelleria, a small, remote Italian island far off the Sicilian coast. Find out why and see the beauty of the island for yourself in our photo story.
Cream of the crop: the risotto rice fields of Vercelli
Cream of the crop: the risotto rice fields of Verc...
Cream of the crop: the risotto rice fields of Vercelli
by Tom Riby
08 March 2016
Tom Riby talks to Gabriele Conte of gliAironi, an artisan Carnaroli rice producer based in Vercelli, Piedmont, and discovers a product that's much more than a staple ingredient.
Family, the future and farfalle: talking pasta with Paolo Barilla
Family, the future and farfalle: talking pasta wit...
Family, the future and farfalle: talking pasta with Paolo Barilla
by Ollie Lloyd
24 February 2016
Ollie Lloyd visits Parma to sit down with the vice president of Barilla and learns all about the world's largest pasta producer.
Pasta power: a brief history of Barilla
Pasta power: a brief history of Barilla
Pasta power: a brief history of Barilla
by Great Italian Chefs
07 January 2016
We take a look at the biggest pasta producer in the world, charting its humble beginnings right through to how it became a globally-known name.
Ale in a world of wine: the Italian craft beer scene
Ale in a world of wine: the Italian craft beer sce...
Ale in a world of wine: the Italian craft beer scene
by Jacopo Mazzeo
27 November 2015
Jacopo Mazzeo uncovers the new wave of Italian brewers, with their own styles, attitude and even special tasting glasses.
Parmiagiano Reggiano
Parmigiano Reggiano
Parmigiano Reggiano
by Russell Brown
30 October 2015
British chef Russell Brown was inducted into the fascinating world of Parmesan production while on a recent holiday in Italy.
Parma ham
Parma's crowning glory - Prosciutto di Parma from ...
Parma's crowning glory - Prosciutto di Parma from start to finish
by Ella Timney
07 October 2015
Ella Timney visits renowned Parma ham producer Pio Tosini to see how this iconic prosciutto is made, from the first salting to the final firebranding.