National Cheese Lover’s Day

January 20th is National Cheese Lover’s Day and it seems like a good reason to celebrate! We take our cheese very seriously and offer a large selection to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a snacking cheese or one for your sandwich, imported from Italy or something local, sharp or mild, soft or hard… we have something for whatever you’re looking for!

With a deli and cheese section full of different varieties to choose from, it can be intimidating to choose your favorite.

Here are 3 cheeses that we think you NEED to try.

Parmigiano Reggiano 

Imported from Italy, parmigiano is a hard Italian cheese. This cheese can only be made from cow’s milk who eats a certain percentage of foods. There are many producers of this cheese,  but all factories are regulated to ensure that any parmigiano reggiano cheese meets certain standards and grades. This cheese is great cut in cubes or even freshly grated on pasta!

Homemade Ricotta 

Our homemade ricotta is one of our top favorites! Available in our deli, ricotta is made from re-cooking the milk whey leftover from the production of other cheese. The result is a soft, creamy, and delicious cheese! There is so much you can do with ricotta. Need some ideas? Check out our ricotta blog here!

Homemade Bocconcini

Another top favorite that has our mouth watering just at the thought of it! We take fresh mozzarella curd and hand stretch it and then tie it. A  secret recipe that has been tweaked to perfection, it is a must try. Bocconcini is great in a sandwich, to use in recipes, to put it in a salad, or just eat it straight from the container.

What’s your favorite cheese? Let us know in the comments!

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4 Comfort Food Recipes

When the weather is so cold, you might be looking for things to do indoors. You want to stay in and cuddle up in the comfort of your own home rather than brace the frigid temps outside. On those days, you’ll probably turn to comfort food! You want food that brings you a sense of nostalgia or joy. A great thing to do on one of your days inside is to make your ultimate comfort foods and enjoy! It’ll bring you a wonderful sense of warmth during these cool times.

Your comfort food may be pasta, something cheesy, pizza, soup… anything that brings you that sense of happiness! If you’re looking for a recipe to try out, we have some ideas!

Here are 4 comfort food recipes you NEED to try!

Chicken Pot Pie

A warm, flaky crust filled with all the good things that will fill you up.This chicken pot pie recipe is a must try

Recipe Here

Baked Gnocchi

This pasta bake has all the good stuff! Homemade tomato sauce, fluffy gnocchi, and plenty of cheese!

Recipe Here

Chicken Noodle Soup

What screams comfort more than chicken noodle soup? Fresh vegetables and chicken in a delicious broth… the ultimate comfort food!

Recipe Here

Cheesesteak Sandwich

Loaded with thinly sliced beef, caramelized onions, meaty mushrooms, and melted pepper jack cheese, all atop a crusty baguette, this iconic sandwich will take your tastebuds on a delightful journey 

Recipe Here

Let us know your comfort foods down below

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National Soup Month

With the weather getting colder, you may be turning to some warm comfort foods! There are many things that can bring you comfort, but for us in the cold weather, soup is a go-to!

January is National Soup Month, so it’s the perfect time to explore recipes and make the perfect winter soup! Need a recipe to follow? We have a variety of recipes for every mood! Chicken tortilla, carrot ginger, white bean chili, and more! Whether you’re looking for a broth or a hearty soup, we have tons of recipes you can follow. Get some recipes on The Recipe Rack here

Not following a recipe and want some shortcuts? Here are 3 for you to use!

Rotisserie Chicken

Many soups call for shredded chicken. A great and quick way to have chicken is to buy our rotisserie chicken! It shreds very easily and it tastes delicious! It’s one less step for you without sacrificing quality

Pastina

If you like a little pasta in your soup, pastina is a great addition! What is pastina? They are mini cuts of pasta and we have a variety of options to choose from! Orzo, ditalini, stelline, and more! All great options for soup!

Use cheese

It’s always tasty to have a little bit of cheese in a soup, especially a melting cheese! For soup that requires a melted cheese on top, gruyere is a great option! It melts easily and is full of flavor. Also adding a little grated parmigiano reggiano is a great way to add flavor and keep your soup the consistency you meant it to be!

La Bella Romana Soups

We know that a soup can take a lot of work and time to make. Don’t feel like cooking, but want a warm, homemade soup? We can help! We have a full line of soups– vegan, vegetarian, broth, cream, hearty, and nostalgic– we have it all! Some of our recipes are original recipes going back over 20 years. You can get the same soup your mom or nonna would make with flavors that will transport you right back to their kitchen. 

Our soups are made in-house. We use all natural ingredients, no preservatives, and no additives so you can feel good about what you’re eating! We use real cream, fresh vegetables, our homemade sausage, and meat prepared by our meat department. 

Here are just a few of some soups we offer:

  • Chili (awarding winning and will make your taste buds do a happy dance)
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Minestrone
  • Vegan Butternut Squash
  • Chicken and Dumpling
  • Clam Chowder
  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Lentil
  • Beef Barley

and so much more! Check out all of our offerings in store in our prepared foods section!

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