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Merenda Reggiana
Il paesaggio tipico

Ci Gusta transports you to the heart of the Italian Food Valley and Reggio Emilia, the city known throughout the world for its culture of great food and the quality of its produce.

Rich, fertile plains around the great river Po, green verdant hills and some of the most beautiful peaks of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines have inspired the creation of delicious ‘Merenda’ of humble origin but with flavours worthy of a king.

Originating in peasant homes, all these are typical dishes, where Rezdore - women known to be very skilled in kitchen and household management - transformed the very freshest ingredients directly from fields cultivated by their husbands into delightful delicacies. Flour, chard and potatoes were ever-present in the humblest of kitchens and thanks to these housewives’ inventiveness they became the staple diet of local farm labourers.

Whilst eating habits and lifestyles have changed over the last few decades, the recipes for these dishes have been handed down through generations and are still enjoyed within the Emilian territory.

With Ci Gusta, these traditional dishes from the Food Valley can now be enjoyed all over the world.

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The wines of Ci Gusta

Alongside Merenda Reggiana snacks, at Ci Gusta we’re proud to offer Emilian wines with such freshness and aroma that your gastronomic journey will be unique.

Here at Ci Gusta you will rediscover Lambrusco, the most famous red wine from this region. Enjoyed far beyond its locale, becoming one of the best-selling wines in Italy and one of the most widely exported around the world, its delicate sparkle and character is much appreciated.

If you prefer white wine, we propose Spergola, an ancient grape variety that has seduced more and more gourmets and vinologists over recent years thanks to its balanced mineral flavour profile and versatility.