Cirio Concentrated Tomato Paste

Cirio Italian Double Concentrated Tomato Paste

A staple ingredient in many dishes, Cirio Italian Double Concentrated Tomato Paste delivers a genuine and delicate taste that is both distinctive and unmistakably authentic. Rich, thick and packed with Cirio’s vivid red tomatoes, its texture is inviting and enriches flavours to stimulate the taste buds and bring the homemade taste of Italy to your home.

Find this paste in our store and available through the warehouse.

Caper berries with Stem

Scarpone’s Caper berries with Stem

Capers are the unopened buds of the caper bush that are pickled and used in recipes or as a garnish.

Caper berries are the fruit of the caper bush, generally found with the stem on and also pickled. Caper berries can be starchier than capers, and are often served with cocktails the way you might serve olives. They have a bite of a sour or tangy bite and go good with feta or stuffed with goat cheese. Other ways to use the caper berries:

  • Garnish smoked salmon
  • Sprinkle on pizza with anchovies and olives
  • Mix chopped caper berries and Parmesan into an aïoli for a delicious dip
  • Add to any charcuterie board or platter
  • Make a salad and sprinkle on top

Scarpone’s Caper berries with Stem can be purchased in the store and available wholesale.

Lavazza Decaffeinated Espresso Beans

Lavazza Decaffeinated Espresso Beans

Lavazza Espresso Decaf is a 100% Arabica blend from Central America with a full-bodied and sweet, fruity flavour. The natural decaffeination process keeps its distinctive characteristics unaltered.

For those wanting the coffee without the caffeine, we are pleased to offer Lavazza Decaffienated Espresso Beans in our store and available through our distribution channels in 500 gram packages.

Lavazza Decaffeinated Espresso

Lavazza Decaffeinated Espresso

Santa Lucia Ricotta

Santa Lucia Ricotta

In Italian, ricotta means “cooked twice”. Santa Lucia Ricotta has a fresh, spreadable texture with a subtle milky flavour. High in protein and calcium, but low in fat, Ricotta is very versatile.

With it’s natural flavour, it can be eaten with every meal daily, even dessert, IE: cannoli. From cheesecakes to ricotta cookies, on pizza, toasted baguette and in pasta, the options are endless.

Available in our retail store, The Italian Store or wholesale through our warehouse.

Ricotta – Fiore di Latte Full Cream
500 gr

Making Ricotta Ravioli

Making Ricotta Ravioli

Rega Italian Crushed and Strained Passata Tomatoes

Rega Italian Crushed and Strained Passata Tomatoes

Rega Italian Crushed and Strained Passata Tomatoes is an uncooked tomato puree that has been strained of skins and seeds originating in Italy. You will notice some passatas are thicker (chunkier) while others can be quite smooth. Typically known as an uncooked sauce, there are a few rare instances the sauce has been cooked.

Tomato passata can be used in any recipe calling for tomatoes including sauce, soup, and stew. It’s fresh tomato flavour makes it the perfect pizza sauce.

Simple ingredients, big flavour: Rega

Available in the store or wholesale.

Tartufo Truffle 15 Minute Risotto

Scotti Tartufo Truffle 15 Minute Risotto

Risotto can be ready in 10 minutes. Scotti Tartufo Truffle 15 Minute Risotto is healthy, with no preservatives or additives and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

It’s as simple as pouring the contents of the envelope and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and stir. Cook for 15 minutes uncovered and stirring occasionally until the water has been completely absorbed. Add a dash of butter and good scoop of grated parmigiano-regiano mixed in to finish.

Available in the store or wholesale 210 gram.

La Molisana Pasta

La Molisana Pasta

We are the only certified (by La Molisana Italy) Distributors of La Molisana Pasta in Western Canada. Feel good knowing if you bought La Molisana Pasta at your local store it’s come through our warehouses and distribution centre to get to you!

If you are interested in purchasing La Molisana Pasta for your business, take a look at our Pasta Products Page and call the office for more information 403-275-8222.

La Molisana Pappardelle No 205

Example of the La Molisana pasta we carry | La Molisana Pappardelle No 205

Great West Importers

For 60 years Great West Importers has been importing and distributing only the best European and Mediterranean products to stores and restaurants all over Western Canada. We sell many of these products in our retail store, The Italian Store.

La Molisana

Founded in 1912 by the Carlone Family, the Molisana Pasta Factory was created as an artisanal workshop. Within a few decades they became a leader in durum wheat pasta production by carefully selecting and grinding only the finest varieties of wheat. La Molisana remains a leader in pasta production today.

La Molisana pasta dough

La Molisana pasta dough | Photo Credit La Molisana

Scarpones Basil Pesto

Scarpone’s Italian Basil Pesto

For those people who do not have the time to make their own pesto, we have created our own traditional Scarpone’s brand Italian Basil Pesto. Pesto is a savory green condiment or sauce made from a combination of olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, basil leaves and Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Our authentic recipe offers a fresh from the garden taste and compliments any pasta shape you are in the mood for. It is especially delicious with our any of our Scarpone’s Brand Gnocchi. Also try it on pizza, on panini or sandwiches, drizzled over roasted or grilled meat and fish or veggies.

Available in the store or wholesale.

Ferrarelle Sparkling Mineral Water

Ferrarelle Sparkling Mineral Water

Ferrarelle SpA is the fourth largest Italian company in the mineral water market and committed to giving back to the environment, supporting scientific research, and the cultural heritage of Italy through sponsorship.

The quality of Ferrarelle water is certified each year through many certifications issued by authoritative and universally recognized third party organizations.

Ferrarelle’s vivacious, distinctive taste emerges through its natural effervescence (meaning created by nature) that you can see in its countless, long-lasting bubbles. For this reason, Ferrarelle suggests you drink their sparkling water from a tall, narrow glass.

Now available in our retail store, The Italian Store or wholesale through our warehouse.

Ferrarelle Sparkling Mineral Water

Ferrarelle Sparkling Mineral Water

Flour 00 – LA NAPOLETANA

La Napoletana Pizza Flour 00

We now have La Napoletana Pizza Flour 00 available in a smaller size: 2.2lb (1kg).

This pizza flour creates a soft, bubbly outer crust exposing the flavours of the finest ingredients in the world as required by the original recipe and real tradition of Naples. It’s the perfect flour for the authentic Neapolitan pizza.

The flour has been studied and developed by technical experts, together with the best Neapolitan Pizza Chefs and it been officially approved and certified by the famous national Verace Pizza Napoletana Association (AVPN).

Ideal for direct working with a medium rising time (at room temperature up to 12 hours).