In Italy, we have always considered good food to be the best gift, dating back to our grandparents’ days of hardship when it was much less abundant, and sharing it showed love. Thanks to our nonni, that tradition has held strong among Italians today. At Eataly we have a plethora of food and foodie experiences to show your love, from fresh produce, to dry goods, traditional panettone and much more!
To make choosing the perfect gift easier for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Eatalian market items, experiences and foodie favourites to treat your loved ones with, or add to your wish list this Christmas.
At Eataly we have something for everyone…
The Panettone Lover
Wrapped in festive paper, this sweet and fluffy holiday dessert is a traditional, crowd-pleasing favourite. At Eataly we have over 40 varieties of panettone and pandoro available in store including a 5kg Gran Galup panettone. The only artisan panettone with icing enriched with hazelnuts from Piemonte for an even more intense and crunchy taste. This 5kg large panettone is perfect for sharing… or to enjoy for yourself, we won’t judge.
The Wine Aficionado
Christmas is a time for celebration and what better way to do it than with a bottle of your favourite vino. Pick from our collection of red, white, orange and organic wines from different regions of Italy. We also have vintages and sparkling wines! Our top pick to enjoy alongside Christmas dinner is the ‘King of Wine’, Barolo.
The Sweet Tooth
We all like to indulge a little during Christmas and with our selection of artisanal Italian sweets and chocolates, you’re spoilt for choice. We suggest Leone Giandujotti chocolates for something special. The chocolates have a distinctive shape and are made using only the finest cocoa, sugar and PGI Piemontese hazelnuts, which give them their distinctive flavour and pleasantly creamy and velvety texture.
For those who want a taste of everything, gift them The Ultimate Italian Christmas hamper, filled with the top picks from our market. From extra virgin olive oil to pear & chocolate panettone, wild boar ragù and Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Borgongo, and much more!
The Aspiring Chef
Whether you want to practice your skills, gift a loved one something different or book a team Christmas activity, at La Scuola we have a wide selection of cooking, tasting and hand-on classes alongside our Italian food and wine experts, for beginners or enthusiasts.
In Italy, cotechino con lenticchie or cotechino sausage with lentils is served on New Years Eve as it symbolises wealth and good fortune for the coming year. Whether you want to cook up a traditional Italian feast at home or hint for someone else to make one, be sure to add the famous local lentil from Colfiorito to your list. It is small in size with a beautiful brownish-green colour. When cooked, it remains intact and maintains a good consistency. When tasted, it releases hints of chestnut and wood, with very pleasant herbaceous notes.