Olive Oil, Wine & Tastings From The Tuscan Countryside
Gaia's Plate is not just another Italian food importer: I'm a wine and olive oil producer myself and the products I bring to Ontario come directly from my family's farm in Tuscany.
My reasons for starting the company in 2008 were quite simple: when I moved here, it was difficult to find quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil at a reasonable price - so I decided to import my own. Since then the business has evolved, and through partnerships with local agents I now sell my family's wines here in Ontario as well.
But Gaia's Plate is much more than products. It's a platform for pursuing my lifelong passion for Italian cuisine, especially the rural Tuscan food and wine of my roots. From the articles and family recipes I share here on my website, to the lectures, workshops and tastings I host at various Toronto venues, I hope to bring the fascinating story of authentic Italian food to my new homeland of Canada.
Here are some of the subjects I explore in my writing and events:
- Food, wine and olive oil pairing
- The origins and history of typical Italian foods
- Regional differences in Italian cooking - which are seemingly infinite!
- Health, environmental and ethical benefits of authentic traditional foods
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GAIA'S FAMILY RECIPES
Growing up in Italy, these were some of my favourite dishes, recipes passed down from my mother and grandmother.
GAIA'S UPCOMING EVENTS
ALL THINGS OLIVE OIL
Whether you’re a novice or an expert there’s something here for everyone. FAQs, articles, tasting sheets and more.