Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

13 August 2018 || Recipes, Vegan

This is one of the few vegan cookie recipes that doesn’t involve complicated ingredients that are extremely expensive and frustratingly challenging to find in most supermarkets. Despite this they still taste delicious and are perfect for any occasion. After having made different variations we found that the Caputo flour gave the best result- it made […]

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Best Seller Spotlight: Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese

11 September 2021 || Cheese

You may be surprised to hear the words ‘vegetarian’ and ‘parmesan’ in the same sentence but at Vorrei we are always striving to bring customers new taste experiences to enjoy and with our Gran Kinara Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese we hope to do exactly that. So, as it is one of our many exciting and original […]

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10 Italian Essentials for your Student Care Package

11 October 2020 || Food and well being

During these uncertain times a student care package is the ideal way to let your loved one know you are thinking about them. This thoughtful yet practical gift provides a much-needed taste of home comfort combined with a luxury twist. Give yourself peace of mind that they are eating well and enjoying a great selection […]

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Caprese Pasta Salad: The Sunshine In Your Plate

18 July 2018 || Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe This is one of our family’s favourite quick summer meals. Pasta salad it’s really easy to make and the flavours go really well together. You need just three main quality ingredients: some fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, the tastiest tomatoes you can find (a little more challenging in England than in Italy unfortunately) […]

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Modica Chocolate: The Complete Guide

26 February 2018 || Chocolate

At Vorrei, we pride ourselves on sourcing the most authentic, historical and traditional Italian products to share with our customers – and this is no different when it comes to sourcing our favourite Italian chocolate! In fact, we stock a chocolate that is perhaps one of the world’s most best kept secrets: a chocolate that originates […]

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Get Ready for Christmas with Panettone Cake

7 November 2017 || Christmas, Christmas recipes, Desserts

The festive season is just around the corner and our thoughts (and tummies!) are turning to some of our favourite, festive Italian treats. In Italy, the nation’s favourite has to be the Panettone cake; with the average Italian buying five of these delicious treats over the Christmas period! You can learn more about the history […]

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14 Christmas Hamper Ideas for Foodies

29 October 2016 || Christmas

A Christmas hamper packed full of delicious Italian food and wine will delight every person on your list this Christmas! If the way to someone’s heart really is through their stomach, a food and drink present is always a good idea! At Vorrei we love a Christmas hamper and have a brilliant selection to suit […]

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Our Top 5 Pasta and Rice Salads For Summer

14 June 2016 || Recipes, Salads

Dreaming of summer we’ve come up with a list of our favourite quick and easy pasta and rice salads – perfect for lunches, light evening meals, barbeques and picnics with friends and family. Pasta and Rice Salads: Great to share! An easy way to make a healthy, nutritionally balanced and tasty meal without having to […]

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Italian Street Food Tales – Sicily

23 February 2016 || Eat your way around Italy

Welcome to our first post of a new series dedicated to the marvellous world of Italian Street Food! First of all, let’s clarify what Street Food is all about and where the trend started. Street Food is basically an informal type of meal you can buy from a street vendor or at a market. Usually you […]

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Dried Porcini Mushrooms: a Versatile Ingredient

16 February 2015 || Cooking tips

Fresh Porcini mushrooms are a little hard to come by in the UK, they are also rather pricey and don’t keep for more than a few days. Luckily, dried Porcini are a fantastic alternative. With an intense, concentrated flavour and substantial meaty texture, Porcini are wonderful in everything from risotto to antipasti and sauces. A […]

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Vegan and Vegetarian Wines: A Brief Guide

14 March 2015 || Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine and Prosecco

Red, white or cruelty free? If you are vegan or vegetarian, chances are you will know that most wines are not animal friendly. Those not so familiar with a meat and fish free diet may wonder why non-carnivores worry about drinking fermented grape juice!  The problem lies with the fining agents used to filter and clarify the wine. What are fining agents? The fining process is […]

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Risotto alla Milanese Recipe

6 May 2021 || Recipes, Risotto

Risotto alla Milanese is one of those iconic Italian recipes and typifies northern Italian cuisine. It is made following the classic method for risotto, but what makes it special is the beautiful golden yellow colour that comes from the saffron.  Traditionally Risotto alla Milanese is made with a ‘soffritto’ that includes beef marrow – our […]

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Love Panettone? Then Don’t Miss Our Handmade Italian Easter Cakes!

3 April 2019 || Easter

This year we are excited to be bringing you two very special Italian Easter Cakes, made exclusively for Vorrei by our favourite ‘Pasticcieri’ or artisan pastry chefs. 1) Traditional handmade Colomba Easter Cake by Colavolpe The first is a traditional Colomba (0r ‘Dove’ cake), made with the highest quality materials by our friends at Colavolpe in Calabria (producers […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Italian Christmas Party Food

7 December 2017 || Christmas

Christmas would not be Christmas without a delicious spread of food and drink and at Vorrei we’re passionate about bringing the best possible products to the table. To help you put together the ultimate spread this festive season, therefore, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Italian Christmas party food! This guide is perfect for an informal […]

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Going Natural: Why Natural Wines Are The Next Big Thing

19 May 2017 || Wine and Prosecco

From New York to Sydney, the world’s most fashionable eateries are all following the same trend: A move towards serving natural wines. Recntly two more of the Big Apple’s most notable restaurants, Rouge Tomate Chelsea and Four Horseman have decided to go natural with their choice of grape juice, and the reason why is very simple. […]

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Our Favourite Boozy Christmas Hampers!

11 October 2016 || Uncategorised, Wine and Prosecco

Nothing says Christmas like fabulous boozy hampers! And here at Vorrei we have an outstanding selection of indulgent gifts that any adult will love, combining delicious Italian treats and some wonderful organic tipples. Your friends, family and colleages will absolutely love these Boozy Christmas Hampers and you will definitely be crowned best Christmas present donor of the year! […]

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5 Terrific Tiramisù Recipes

30 August 2016 || Desserts, Recipes

Tiramisù: The Classic Italian Dessert  What’s not to love about Italian desserts?…Crème Caramel, Panna cotta, Zabaglione…they are all absolutely delicious and richly flavoured, moreover, each one of them tells a regional story packed-full of traditions and culture. One of the most famous Italian desserts, known both for its amazing, coffee-infused succulence and for the fact […]

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The Top 5 Italian Pasta Recipes Every Fresher Needs to Know!

19 September 2015 || Pasta, Recipes

When it comes to cooking easy, filling and tasty food on a budget you can’t beat pasta! Perfect for Freshers fending for themselves for the first time, a bag of pasta plus a few key quality ingredients can be quickly transformed into a range of satisfying meals that are sure to impress! Once you get your hands on […]

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