Buon Appetito, Y'all
It is a blessing for the meal to come
It can be said that Italians and Southerners share a love of food that is unadorned. Both native cuisines have a tradition of turning humble ingredients – ground corn, bitter greens, cured pork – into poetry on the plate. Coming together splendidly, this collection is a celebration of artisan who bring the best of Italy to the South.
OLLI SALUMERIA Napoli (applewood-smoked salame with Sangiovese wine)
OLLI SALUMERIA Molisana (pepper and garlic salame with Sangiovese wine)
BELLA CUCINA Artichoke Lemon Pesto
BELLA CUCINA Vidalia Onion Pesto
BELLA CUCINA Dipping Crackers
MEADOW CREEK DAIRY Virgina Grayson
SEMIKOLON Gift Boxes (2)
Method of production:
Locally farm-grown produce
The Southern Pantry Company is devoted to offering product that best capture the flavor, history, farm-based freshness, seasonality and handmade comfort that represents southern cuisine.
Meet the Artisans
OLLI Salumeria Americana
What do you get when you combine 160-year-old family recipes handed down to a 4th generation Italian salumiere, with pasture-raised heritage pigs on family-owned sustainable farms? Olli Salumeria. Artisanal, slow-cured salumi made in Virginia, USA. Good salumi is directly affected by the quality of the pork, and they go to great lengths to obtain the best heritage-breed (Berkshire and Mangalitsa) pigs available in the USA. The pigs are humanely pasture-raised on family farms (never confined to pens or crates), and are fed all-vegetarian feeds (antibiotic-free and never fed animal by-products). The pigs are grown to mature age and weight for increased flavor (about 8 months vs. industry standard 5-6 months). Their farmer partners take a lot of pride in the way they raise their pigs. Their master salumiere, Oliviero "Olli" Colmignoli, preserves the superior quality of their heritage-breed pork by using the most gentle curing techniques possible. Nothing ever leaves our facility in Virginia without being carefully checked and approved by Olli.
Virginia Highland, Georgia
Bella Cucina combines innovative flavors and artful presentations that make the most of seasonal, local, and artisanal ingredients—all with a sensibility that is distinctly Italian. Bella Cucina is not only about what you eat, but also how you eat. It is the experience of the beautiful packaging – the labels, the hangtags, the jars from Italy, the hand-tied ribbon, and then once you open a jar, you can eat it right away or you can use it as an ingredient in other dishes. Bella Cucina is more about the art of food than mere eating. With the pace of life, this is one way you can slow down everyday and enjoy a simple luxury that is oh, so good. And good for you – no preservatives, all natural. They make all of their products by hand in small batches using the highest quality farm-grown produce honoring the ancient Italian tradition which celebrates of the art of food.
Meadow Creek Dairy
Meadow Creek Dairy is a family farm in the mountains of southwest Virginia. At an elevation of 2800ft, the combination of pure water, clean air and deep soils produce an ideal environment for growing diverse, mineral-rich pastures. Since 1980, farming has been their craft. They have worked closely with their Jersey herd to give them the best care, develop the genetics best adapted to their farm, and in the process produce the highest quality milk. Now they take their craft to its next level, providing us with a full flavored, healthy, ecologically friendly cheese. Reminiscent of the Italian Taleggio or French Livarot, but with their rich Jersey milk and a longer aging time. A soft, finely textured cheese, very rich and beefy with a pungent aroma and a nutty, sweet overtone.