- Producer + Region
Producer: Il Mongetto
In the early 1980s, Roberto Santopietro stumbled upon a book of his grandmother "Nonna's" favorite recipes. Soon Roberto's kitchen was full to the brim with grape chutney, prunes, apricots and peaches in syrup and marmalades. Word of his wonderful creations soon spread throughout the Alessandria and beyond — and before long, Roberto was receiving calls from restauranteurs in Turin, Milan and Venice. Today Il Mongetto products are enjoyed throughout Italy, all distinguished by grandma Nonna's special touch.
The Piedmont region sits at the foot of the alps, bordering France and Switzerland. Its soaring mountains and rolling plains are home to some of Italy's most beloved cuisine, from egg-rich pastas to rich, salty cured meats. While food culture here is rooted in tradition, new and exciting variations are always just around the corner.