Italian Cooking Guide


Hy-Vee Cooking Guide
Italian Cooking Guide

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

Say Ciao!

Say Ciao to Italia is back at Hy-Vee. We're proud to offer even more Italian-crafted Gustare Vita products, in addition to specialty Italian foods you can only find at Hy-Vee.

A Full Italian Menu

Bring a taste of Italy to your table with an authentic dish for each course. Start with a savory charcuterie board or appetizer before your main entrée, and finish your meal with decadent desserts and red wine.

The Makings of Charcuterie

  • Cured Meats

  • Specialty Cheese

  • Delicious Extras

Learn How to Build a Charcuterie Board

Meet the Italian Reds

Get to know some of our favorite Italian red wines.

  • Chianti

    Chianti wines have many different classifications ranging from Classico to Superiore, and their flavors often include tart, spicy and herbaceous notes.

  • Brunello di Montalcino

    Often compared to Pinot Noir, this wine contains smooth tannins and has a ripe fruit-forward flavor. Pair with grilled meats, game and aged cheese.

  • Barbera

    Barbera pairs well with just about anything you throw at it. Interestingly enough, this wine drastically changes in flavor the more it's aged.

All Things Italian

Find recommendations for cured meats, charcuterie-worthy cheeses, authentic ingredients, and artisan 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. 

Related Content, Appetizer

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.

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    7 underappreciated Italian foods we should all be using.

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    9 cheeses that will change the way you snack and cook.

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    6 cured meats you're gonna love on your next charcuterie board.

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