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The Highest Quality Antipasto Ingredients
Entertaining is about more than what meets the eye, but also the quality of your offerings. DeLallo brings the best antipasto ingredients to your get-togethers—from artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers to handpicked table olives and traditional Italian antipasto salads. Whether you’re creating an elaborate cheese board for a holiday spread or in charge of the nibbles for the office happy hour, set it off with quality antipasto bites featuring their favorite Mediterranean flavors. More than just for snacking, antipasto makes great gourmet recipe ingredients:
- Antipasto Salad
- Ricotta, Goat Cheese and Avocado Oil Antipasti Spread
- Antipasti Burrata Panzanella
- Antipasto Sheet Pan Pizza
An Unforgettable Antipasto Platter To Buy For Your Next Get-Together
No time to create your own antipasto spread? The entertaining experts at DeLallo have put together some incredible gift collections. Featuring best-loved DeLallo goodies—from traditional Italian bruschetta to cured meats and Castelvetrano Olives, each assortment is hand-packed and made to deliver right to your door. Try one of these favorites: Ultimate Antipasto Gift Basket, Antipasto Gift Basket, Classic Antipasto Pairing Gift Basket or Antipasto Bites.
The Best Olives To Know, Love and Devour
With so many olives to choose from, finding the best olives is simply a matter of taste. Don’t be afraid to try something new! In colors ranging from straw green to deep purple and black, olives are an ancient fruit enjoyed as an olive oil, a gourmet ingredient and a delectable antipasto served with meats, cheeses and wine. The Castelvetrano is a popular green olive from Italy. Prized for its irresistible buttery mild flavor, it is known as a beginner olive lover’s choice. Another best-loved olive is the Greek Calamata with its deep purple eggplant hue and bold flavor with tangy red-wine notes. Our green California Sevillano is a meaty olive that is naturally brine-cured for a tart and bright flavor with a crisp bite—great for stuffing! Learn more about eight of our all-time favorite olives.
Delallo Olives And Antipasti: FAQ
What Is Antipasto?
Antipasto refers to the traditional Italian meal made up of small, bite-sized portions that are served up on a self-serve style platter. These small bites were served before the meal to ready the appetite for the meal to come. These days, antipasti (the plural of antipasto) can be served as their own occasion with wine, beer or cocktails—not just a pre-meal offerings.
What Do You Put On An Antipasto Platter?
The true beauty of an antipasto spread is just how creative you can be. The contents of an antipasto platter depends on the number of guests, the occasion itself and whether it’s a before-meal presentation or a grazing board for guests to enjoy with drinks. Olives and antipasti are a natural complement to cured meats, specialty cheeses, gourmet toasts, spreads and jams, fresh vegetables… you name it. The traditional Italian antipasto platter may include mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers—just as an example. But it’s all up to your palate!
Antipasti Vs Antipasto - What Is The Difference?
Antipasto is the singular form of the word, as in “one antipasto.” Antipasti is the plural form, meaning more than one.
Antipasto Vs Charcuterie - What Is The Difference?
The words are often used interchangeably in modern culture. Simply put, antipasti refers to the Italian tradition of small bites that can include cured meats, cheeses, olives, pickled vegetables and more. The word charcuterie is a French term that refers to mainly meats, or pork products—everything from patê to sausages. These days, though, both words seem to define the artful presentations made for entertaining known by many names: cheese boards, antipasto platters, charcuterie plates, etc. These curated masterpieces come alive with eye-catching colors and big flavors, worthy of the most elegant occasions.
Are Olives A Fruit?
Olives are, indeed, a fruit. They are grown on olive trees and classified as a stone fruit, or drupe fruit, like peaches, pistachios, almonds, cherries and plums.
Are Eating Olives Good For You?
Olives are good for you! Olives and olive oil are part of the famed Mediterranean diet, an eating style inspired by those living near to the Mediterranean Sea (France, Italy, Greece and Spain). Olives are high in antioxidants, like Vitamin E, and studies show they are beneficial for prevention of heart disease, bone disease and cancer. While olives contain fat, it is the healthy fat (mono-unsaturated fat), which helps to regulate cholesterol. In addition, olives are classified as fermented foods, which have their own benefits to maintaining a healthy gut.