Italian Cooking Guide


Hy-Vee Cooking Guide
Italian Cooking Guide

A tavola non si invecchia mai
"You never grow old at the dinner table."

Our food experts have done it again. After a recent trip to Italy, they brought back dozens of authentic foods and ingredients to share. Say ciao to Hy-Vee's newest brand, Gustare Vita, meaning “enjoy life.”

Each product is crafted by growers, makers, and artisans using methods that honor long-standing traditions. Come see! And taste. Discover what's in store, and enjoy life around the table.

Artisan Pizza Bread

Not sure what to make for dinner? The answer, my friend, is bread. 

Asiago Cheese is one of Hy-Vee’s most popular focaccias, and it’s not hard to taste why. Each loaf is topped with 2 ounces of cheese and baked until the cheese is crisp and golden. 

Bagels for dinner is our new best friend. Think of all the savory ways to top a toasted bagel—with melted cheeses, rich sauces, roasted veggies, and more. Best of all, dinner is done is minutes. 

A 10-inch round artisan bread is great for making bread bowls. Just carve out the center and fill with thick dips, soups, or melted cheese. Oh yeah. 

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Last but not least is the beloved Italian loaf, known for its ability to rescue dinner when you're just not sure to make. Think tuna melts, mini pizzas, open-faced cheesesteaks. We'll get you started with our hot and toasty Pizza Wedges.

The Makings of Charcuterie

  • Prosciutto

    Cured Meats

  • Fontina Cheese with Grater

    Specialty Cheese

  • Stuffed Olives with Olive Oil and Black Pepper

    Delicious Extras

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Meet the Italian Reds

Get to know some of our favorite Italian red wines.

  • Chianti

    It's tart. It's spicy. It's herbacous. And it goes great with prosciutto, red meats, and pasta.

  • Red Wine Pour into Wine Glass


    Consisting of cherry, truffle, fennel, and licorice flavors, this wine is best when aged to let smoky flavors develop.

  • Mantellassi Mentore Red Wine Bottle


    This intense yet fruity red is produced along the hillside of Magliano in Toscana by a small family-run company

Pasta So Good For You

8 tricks to make pasta really good for you.

Pasta Good For You

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