Eattiamo is a new subscription box that sends an authentic Italian food experience to your doorstep every month.
Each box will feature a selection of 7 gourmet items — all chosen by a team of Italian chefs. You’ll receive all of the supplies to serve a full 3-course meal (appetizers, an entree, & dessert) to 4 people. Eattiamo has an exclusive network of more than 80 producers from whom they select only the best products to bring the authentic Italian flavors to your table. Along with the products, boxes will also include background information on the producers, authentic Italian recipes, and more.
Subscriptions are $69/month for a one time box, or less with multi-month commitments. US shipping is free.
Let’s see what’s in the May 2016 Eattiamo box!
The box was shipped securely inside of a larger box to protect its contents.
A peek inside!
The theme for May’s box was “Dinner in Cinque Terre”. Translated to “Five Lands” in English, Cinque Terre is located in Liguria, Italy. It’s been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and features colorful buildings atop cliffs surrounded by beautiful blue water.
A postcard photo was also provided to give you a glimpse of the incredible location.
Two large info cards provided a closer look at a couple of the producers featured this month.
A few smaller info cards featured details each item in the box including photos, descriptions, and serving ideas.
Roi Artichoke Paste – This unique paste is made using Albenga artichokes, which are grown in the region surrounding the town of Albenga, Italy and selectively harvested from February to March. To make this paste, artichoke hearts are infused with 100% extra virgin olive oil and vinegar.
Pandolietti Rosemary Olive Oil Salt Snack – A perfect accompaniment to the artichoke paste, these rosemary flavored biscuits make for a savory appetizer. They’re handmade with ingredients including wheat flour, olive oil, white wine, and Mediterranean rosemary. I was happily surprised to see a “Vegan Ok” symbol on the box and can’t wait to try them!
Roi Taggiasca Olives Paste – Taggiasca olives are considered “black gold” by Italian culinary connoisseurs. They’re typically grown on terraces built into the cliffs and hillsides of Liguria, Italy and their trees offer only a limited yield per year.
Pandolietti Classic Olive Oil Salt Snack – These crunchy biscuits are made with the same pure ingredients as the rosemary variety, but without the added herbs. This makes them ideal for enjoying with the flavorful taggiasca olive paste.
Trofie Pasta – A traditional Ligurian pasta, this is made using only “100% durum wheat flour, water and passion”. I don’t think I’ve ever had this particular shape, but the info card states that its little “wrinkles” are ideal for holding sauces such as the pesto below.
Roi Pesto – This artisan-crafted pesto is made in the traditional way in which all of the ingredients are crushed into a marble mortar with a wooden pestle. I can’t remember the last time I had pesto, since most recipes include some sort of cheese ingredient. Surprisingly, this one is dairy-free and vegan-friendly! 🙂
Olive Oil Fisherman Cake – A Cinque Terre version of the traditional Italian panettone, this fisherman cake was designed to stay fresh and soft for days while men were at sea. It’s packed with hearty morsels including raisins, candied orange, anise seed, pine nuts, and hazelnuts.
So there you have it. — A full 3-course Italian feast for four, courtesy of Eattiamo! I was pleasantly surprised to find that all of the items (except the cake) were vegan-friendly and am now really looking forward to enjoying an authentic Italian dinner (or two) with my husband. I like that Eattiamo included not only the actual food items, but also some history of the featured region and its producers. Overall, a great subscription box for foodies and fans of Italian cuisine.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.