Parmesan Cheese and Its Italian Alternatives

Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Blocks

Known as the King of Cheese, Parmesan is famous for its distinct flavour and cooking versatility. With a history over 900 years long, this northern Italian specialty has become one of the most popular cheeses around the world. In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about Parmesan cheese, including the difference between … Read more

How To Eat Italian Breakfast Like A Local

Cappuccino and croissant in Italy

Italy is renowned for its food – pizza, pasta, cheese, gelato, and Italian wines are all staples of the Italian diet. But what isn’t discussed as much is Italian breakfast (colazione in Italian). What do Italians eat for breakfast? And what can you expect to eat in the morning on your trip to Italy? Like … Read more

15 Classic Italian Desserts To Try

classic italian tiarmisu

Last Updated on September 8, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons I think we can all agree that Italian food is definitely one of the best cuisines in the world – pizza, pasta, indulgent lasagna. There really is only one thing that tops it, and that’s Italian dessert. There’s a definite theme to the kinds of sweet … Read more

Italian Aperitivo – Everything You Need To Know

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons I remember the first time I visited Treviso, a city close to Italy’s Prosecco Region. I was in the area exploring some new vineyards and restaurants to add to our Prosecco tours. After a long winter, it was once again warm enough to enjoy the terrace, … Read more

Gelato vs Ice Cream vs Sorbet – What’s the Difference?

Last Updated on September 8, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons Whether you’re wandering the streets of Italy or at the beach on a hot day, there’s nothing better than a blended, frozen dessert. Ice cream, gelato and sorbet are three of the most popular summery treats all across the world. But if you’ve ever found yourself … Read more

15 Fun Drinking Games for Couples

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons If you thought drinking games were a recent invention, you might be surprised to know know that there’s sound evidence that people have been playing drinking games since the fifth century BC. And the underlying purpose of these games has never changed – to ensure that … Read more

How to Ease Your Hangover in 7 Simple Steps

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons You opened a bottle of Prosecco last night with the intention of drinking just a glass over dinner. Next thing you know, the sophisticated at home wine tasting has morphed into cocktails, drinking games and ended up with you dancing on the table in a bar … Read more

15 Best Hangover Foods (and Foods to Avoid)

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons Hangovers are definitely the least fun thing about drinking. You wake up after a few too many Prosecco cocktails or glasses of wine with a pounding head, dry mouth, shaky hands, and a churning stomach. And the worse part is, you now have to attempt to … Read more

7 Simple Steps To Host a Wine Tasting at Home

Merotto Prosecco

Last Updated on December 15, 2023 by Jo Fitzsimons Whether you’re trying to become a wine pro or simply love drinking wine, hosting a wine tasting party at home can be a fun way to entertain friends while discovering your new favourite wine at the same time. Plus, what other opportunity do you get to … Read more

10 Top Italian Wines You Need To Know

Last Updated on July 29, 2022 by Jo Fitzsimons Did you know that Italy produces more types of wine than any other country in the world, with approximately 350 official Italian wine varieties? From the types of grapes used to the production method and how long the wine is aged, each Italian wine is completely unique … Read more