Owner of two restaurants on California’s Central Coast, chef Antonio Varia offers this ready-made collection for the perfect antipasti platter with no effort. Your feast will include juniper-kissed salami, an American farmstead cheese, an assortment of olives and crisp Sardinian crackers, all selected to complement each other and delight the palate. Lovely as a gift, this collection also makes for easy entertaining or a spontaneous picnic.
Alle-Pia Cacciatorino Salami: Juniper berries and Italian Chianti wine give this salami its fresh flavor, with a distinctly lighter taste than other varieties. Formed into small pieces approximately 6 to 7 inches long, this salami was a portable snack that could be easily carried in a hunter’s shoulder bag, thus the name, which translates as “hunter’s salami."
Pedrozo Dairy Northern Gold: A grassy, buttery, gouda-style cheese made with raw milk from the Holstein and Jersey cows that graze in California’s Sacramento Valley. 8 oz.
Olives: A mixture of meaty Castelvetrano, Taggiasco and white Gaeca olives, all cured for a short time for a flavor that's fresher and less briny than most olives. 10 oz.
Giulio Bulloni Pane Carasatu: Traditional crisp Sardinian crackers, sometimes called Carta di Musica because they resemble the thin parchment paper used to compose music. 3.5 oz.