Bellavita Expo, the largest Italian food and drink fair in London, brings together a huge range of food and drink experts and world-class chefs to celebrate the quality and diversity of Italian cuisine. The country's culinary history is steeped in regional tradition, with the dishes of each area built around the remarkable natural ingredients and crafted products found in the locality. With over twenty distinct culinary heritages to draw from, Bellavita Expo seeks to showcase this incredible variety.
Small, artisan producers will be telling the stories behind their unique products. Taste their work – the famous cured meats of the country such as pancetta, ‘nduja and Parma ham and well-loved cheeses like Gorgonzola, mozzarella and Parmesan, all perfected over hundreds of years of practice.
There will be ideas for dealing with Italian staples such as polenta and barley, and fresh Mediterranean produce – lemons, tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines, at their sun-drenched best when harvested during the Italian summertime.