THE SECRET OF CONFETTURA EXTRA

Al Ninen presents a range of eight artisanal made confettura by coopagritur. The Cooperative is located in the municipality of Lizzano in Belvedere in the province of Bologna within the Regional Park of Corno alle Scale. It is an agricultural society founded in 1989 by a group of young people driven by a strong love… Read More

THE SECRET OF CONFETTURA EXTRA

THE SECRET OF PASTA ANDALINI

THE SECRET OF PASTA ANDALINI The story of Andalini Pasta goes back to the fifties of the last century when a young couple Andalini and Aleoti found each other at a pasta company. They married and making pasta became a part of their lives. So they started a small artisan pasta workshop in the center… Read More

THE SECRET OF BALSAMICO

If there’s one product next to Parmigiano that’s connected to Emilia Romagna is balsamic vinegar. Originated from Modena it’s traditional vinegar made from the most of late harvested trebbiano grapes. You can buy the balsamico in many varieties but only the over twelve year old vinegar is called aceto balsamico tradizionale At Al Ninen we… Read More

THE SECRET OF SUA MAESTÀ IL NERO

Maesta Il Nero is the king of Parmigiano. This outstanding cheese comes from Caseificio Pieve Roffeno near the Appennine Mountains just beneath Bologna. The Chiari Family, friends of the family of Manuele, matures this cheese for over 36 months. For this cheese the Chiari Family only uses milk from mountain cows which he mixes with… Read More

THE SECRET OF MORTADELLA

Mortadella’s origin is from Bologna and dated back to the 14th century.The name is based on the preparation of the sausage where a large motar (mortaio) and pestle is used for the making. Not every Mortadella is an Al Ninen Mortadella. The family of Manuele form Al Ninen works for more than three generations with… Read More

THE SECRET OF CICCIOLI FRESCHI

Ciccioli Freschi is a product you can find in many regions of Italy but with slightly others names like cicoli in Napoli and sfrizzoli in Rome. This one is from Emilia Romagna and it’s like the Dutch preskop. After using the second best meat for the mortadella the Leonardi Family uses the best parts of… Read More

THE SECRET OF GALLO RUSPO

Gallo Ruspo is the light sparkling I.G.P. wine from Emilia Romagna. Made from the lambrusco and barbera grapes it is the famous wine from the area. The producer Poderi Delle Rocche is a collaboration of three small wine farmers who join forces to make better wines. Their vineyards are situated on the hills between the… Read More

THE SECRET OF SALSICCIE AL TARTUFO

Truffle or tartufo in Italian is a delicacy from mother nature found in different regions of Italy and also in Emilia Romagna. Leonardi, the producer, who works for more than three generations for the family of Manuele. This small family business is located in the valley between Modena and Bologna and is specialized in the… Read More