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Our Story

Welcome to Nicotera Mediterranean Food, where we invite you to embark on a culinary journey through our local and traditional cuisine. Our passion lies in delivering the true essence of Calabria, allowing you to experience our region's flavors just like the Calabrians themselves.

 

Nestled in the southernmost part of Italy's mainland, Calabria boasts a captivating location between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas, forming the "toe" of Italy's iconic "boot" shape. Each dish in our gastronomy is a vibrant expression of our land, echoing the language of the fishermen, farmers, shepherds, and dairy farmers who have shaped our culinary heritage with authenticity and innovation.

 

For us Italians, eating is pure joy, and our rich culinary heritage is a testament to that. We proudly preserve one of the world's oldest and most renowned culinary traditions. Cooking is sacred to us, and we believe in the importance of eating well. Thanks to our privileged geographical position, along with other Mediterranean countries, we are champions of a nutritional model that is considered one of the most suitable in the world.

 

The Mediterranean diet forms the foundation of our culinary profile. It celebrates whole grains, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, an abundance of vibrant vegetables and fruits, fresh fish, and a mindful reduction in non-fish meats. Beyond food, the Mediterranean diet emphasizes the value of sharing meals with loved ones and engaging in regular physical activity.

 

At Nicotera Mediterranean Food, we invite you to embrace the Mediterranean way of life and savor the harmonious blend of flavors and wellness it offers. Join us on this delightful gastronomic adventure and discover the true meaning of a balanced and joyous dining experience.

            EAT LIKE A LOCAL. 

Delivering typical Calabrian products

You can trust us and our farmers to provide you with delicious, high-quality products and a seamless everyday shopping experience.

We blend traditional retail values – independent businesses, high-quality goods, and excellent service – with a modern online presence. 

 

We import foods and ingredients directly from Nicotera, we want to give people an authentic Italian experience and satisfy people with our products. We want to let people experience our foods and remember our land and our flavors even if they are so far away.

 

You can buy typical Calabrian products online, with free delivery on orders of €80. Order now and get your authentic Italian food delivered to your door.


Support local, do good, live well

Nicotera Mediterranean food is based in southern Italy. Our mission is to allow you to shop online for products you don't usually find at a supermarket. We only offer the best quality, genuine, authentic Calabrian products from the best farmers and handmade products.

 

We’re improving lives through reviving local connections and a passion for products that inspire you to eat well and trust in what you're consuming. We empower you to restore sustainable, local shopping habits, preserve your local communities, and eat real food, with real taste.

 The pleasure of eating Calabrian.

Demographics

From 1957 - 1969, the American government carried out a study on the mortality brought by the so-called diseases of affluence - heart attack, diabetes, and obesity, very widespread in the developed areas of the world.  The results showed that the inhabitants of villages in southern Italy, particularly those in Nicotera, Calabria, had the lowest level of disease because they ate local produce. This gave rise to the name Mediterranean Diet, with plenty of foods of vegetable origin and little meat, sugar, butter, and animal fat. Nutrition based on the Mediterranean diet is healthy, balanced, and thought to be the most complete and correct diet worldwide. It is so well thought out that it has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The traditional dietary model of Nicotera is an effective natural protection for some diseases resulting in the level of mortality being halved and a very low prevalence of coronary heart disease, hypertension, and obesity.


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