Melegatti - Mastercraft Bakers of Fine Foods for Over 100 Years
History: Founded by Domenico Melegatti in 1894 in the outskirts of Verona, Italy, Melegatti was first inspired by the sweet breads of the Christmas season and he received the Industrial Property Certificate for inventing the recipe, name and shape of the now-famous Pandoro. Ancient custom started with woman gathering in the Venetian court kitchens on Christmas Eve to make the "levà", a mixture of flour, milk and yeast. Melegatti’s recipe comes from an enrichment this traditional bread with butter and eggs and eliminating sugar and almonds from the crust so as not to reduce leavening. His new creation would allow the dough to rise for over 10 hours with 6-7 cycles of the dough. It takes about 36 hours to produce the beautiful and delicate Pandoro bread. Today: As one of the leading companies in the confectionary field, Melegatti has always valued high quality and tradition. Master bakers continue to achieve excellent craftsmanship by sourcing of the very best ingredients and taking great care with the processes. While being able to utilise new technologies and innovations as well continuing with the creativity of the bakers, the company has never lost touch with its roots and traditions. From the original classical Pandoro to the wide range of delicious desserts, Melegatti offers scrumptious treats for any occasion. From its inception, Melegatti has enjoyed steady successes and acclaimed recognition with prize-winning milestones and high praise from industry experts.
Posted on December 23, 2020
5 Easy Back-to-School Snack Box Ideas!
Summer vacation has ended, and it is time for all the little munchkins to return to school. As difficult as it is for them to finally get out of the summer mode and get into the regular schedule, we also understand how busy and chaotic the prepping time can get every morning for all you moms & dads out there! To ease your load (just by a little bit), we have put together a few simple snack options to pick from for your Li'l one's lunch/snack box that is fun and healthy! | Classic Pancakes | You cannot go wrong with pancakes, no matter how fussy an eater a kid is! An easy peasy breakfast option prepared using simple ingredients + 5 minutes of your time. All you need is some all-purpose flour, add in eggs, milk, and salt + whip it up. Butter up that pan and pour in the mix. Layer it and top it up with fresh berries or your favourite fruits with a generous dash of maple syrup. Tada! Breakfast is ready to be served. | Cheese and Turkey Roast Sandwich | A quick lunch fix that is not only delicious but is also easy to prepare. Toast a slice of bread, apply butter, and layer it with fresh lettuce and tomato slices. Top it up with rolled-up turkey roast slices and cheese. Next, add another layer of lettuce with the top layer of buttered bread. A tasty sandwich that is perfect for a lunch break! The fresh veggies bring in a refreshing feel, while the cheese and turkey ham add the required flavour and protein! | A Classic Jam Sandwich | An oldy but for sure a goldy, that has been a favourite snack pick for ages now! Correct us if we are wrong, but no one can beat the classic jam sandwich in the simple and light evening snack department. The time required to prepare it is 5 minutes, the ingredients required are just 3, and the chances of your Li'l one not liking it is zero! Spread some butter on a slice of bread, top it up with the flavourful berry, plum, apricot or any jam flavour of your Lil one’s choice and layer another slice of bread on top. Less messy, more fun! You can even try some chocolate spread along with butter too. | Mixed Fruits | A healthy lunch box is incomplete without at least one fruit, and you know what is even better than one? Adding a variety of slices that it is colourful and make their way into Li'l one's tummy, like some nutrient-rich berries, grapes, kiwi and much more! We recommend picking fruits that are currently in season to make sure they are fresh and delicious. | Pignoli Cookie | There is one thing you will never have to force your Li'l one to eat, any guesses? Yep, you guessed it right. COOKIES it is! Now, have you tried a classic Italian Pignoli Cookie? No? Then you are missing out on something fantastic! An authentic cookie recipe to satisfy every sweet tooth. So delicious, we bet you won't be able to keep your hands off the cookie jar! A quick five ingredients recipe - Pine nuts, almond paste, sugar, egg white and a pinch of salt - mix it up, bake & enjoy the deliciousness in no time. A healthy tummy leads to a healthy mind, and we know you do not want to miss out on any chance to fill up your kid with all the nutrients required. We at Casinetto, put in all our expertise, in sourcing the best products in all of the Italian and European markets, without compromising on the quality. Shop now from our Back to School collection and fill your pantry with all the essentials today! Buon Appetito
Bye Bye Summer, Hello Barbeque Season!
Ciao! The magical winter season is right around the corner, and for all of us in UAE, it is finally time to enjoy some fun outdoor activities. Barbeque is our favourite thing to do in the winter season. Is it your favourite too? Well then, take out those grills and sharpen your knives because it's time to barbeque. 'Grigliata' which translates to grill-out, is a century-old Italian tradition that has evolved with time. A fun chance to get together, relax and enjoy some great food with family + friends. To prep you for the same, let us hook you on to some top barbecue essentials so that you do not miss out on all the fun! | Coal | The most basic must-have for a successful Grigliata is excellent quality coal. Don't you agree? This one product has the power to induce the right amount of flavour to the meat and set the tone for the evening! So be extra picky and make sure to select the best quality barbeque coal. | Meat | Now, let's talk about some juicy essentials. The selection of meat is endless, and we feel - the more choice, the merrier. It is a known fact that when entertaining, variety is always the key, and it is always better to make sure all your guests have a host of options to choose from. Choose the seasonal favourites like lamb chops, ribeye, striploin, milk-fed veal french ribs or from seafood selections like salmon/shrimp/squid etc, or just go all out with a platter of Grigliata Mista di Carne along with some flavourful olives, veggies and easy + fabulous DIY spicy mayo dip, which can be prepared using mayonnaise & your fav spicy sauce! | Buns, Butter & Sauce | Time for some simple, yet equally important essentials. Well, who doesn't love a good old classic barbeque burger? We sure do! A burger made using freshly grilled meat + buttered-up buns sounds like a dream. Pro-tip - make sure to keep your pantry stocked with a selection of sauces i.e. from a classic BBQ sauce to red hot sauce & some yellow mustard. | Vegetables & Herbs | Make sure to add a refreshing touch to your meat spread with seasonal vegetables and herbs. Aromatic herbs like rosemary, parsley, and dried oregano with fresh veggies will no doubt bring out a unique taste to your grills. | Cola & Juices | How about some refreshing beverages to enjoy along with the fabulous meat spread? Fizzy cola is an ideal thirst quencher, but if you are a mocktail-kind of person, it would be a great idea to go ahead and prepare yourself and your guest a chilled pitcher of lemon mocktail/fresh fruit juice. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser + a kid-friendly option too. As summer comes to an end, it is time to welcome an exciting all-new season, filled with lots of fun grilling. We at Casinetto, have got you all covered for the same and are ready to help you experience this beautiful winter with a table full of fantastic food. Check out and pick from our ultimate barbeque selection and make sure to share with us your favourite winter food experience in the comment section below! Buon Appetito
Presenting our Halal Favourites!
Ciao! Are you ready to taste something fantastic this weekend? Yes? Well, we are equally excited to share with you what we have in store! Hint - it’s halal. As we believe good food is not just a necessity but a way of life, today we bring to you the best halal meat selection that is fresh and of the highest quality. Get your grills out & kitchen ready cause here comes a set of deliciousness you cannot miss! | 1. Lamb | Lamb is red meat from young sheep and can help you prepare and serve a beautiful feast to your guest. A definite must try recipe: Agnello con le olive! A traditional Italian dish that's prepared using lamb + black olives as the main ingredient along with fresh onions, tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, and olive oil, add in some seasonings and in a few simple steps, Voila! A protein-rich supper is ready. | 2. Veal | Our Milk-fed veal is tender, tasty and available in a host of cuts for every kitchen masterpiece! A culinary favourite that is fresh and of such supreme quality, you will forever cherish the experience. We say it is the perfect meat option to prepare a delicious Italian delicacy, Cotoleta Alla Milanese for dinner and enjoy with family and friends. | 3. Chicken | Planning a dinner for two but want to go fancy too? Well, then you must try the fabulous Chicken Cacciatore! Easy to prepare and loaded with fresh veggies, now that is what we call a healthy meaty dinner! | 4. Beef | With the delightful Bresaola, Salame Milano Beef, and Spicy Salami Spianata in presence, you cannot miss out on an opportunity to prepare a flavourful beef charcuterie. Add in a selection of fresh Italian fruits along with the king of cheese Parmigiano Rigano PDO, and there you have it, a platter so perfect, that everyone is going to enjoy and talk about all night! All this Halal option, need we say more on what you can plan and prepare this weekend? Try our latest collection of halal favourites and experience meat like no other time! Why go out when you can cook restaurant-style dishes loaded with flavour in the comfort of your own?! At Casinetto, we believe in serving the best, and we make sure to bring the products of the highest quality from Italy and the whole of Europe to your dinner table. <<<<< Order Now >>>>> Buon Appetito