I have driven pass Salt Meats Cheese (SMC) on numerous occasions, while I was always curious about it I never got the chance to step inside, that is until the Mutti Pasta Bar launch event last week. So on Saturday I decided to venture back and explore.
|I wanted one of everything for my pantry|
The vast warehouse space is filled with olive oil, vinegar, salts, jam, grains, sauces, pasta, cheeses, cured meats, sweet and savoury snacks, the list just goes on and on. If you don't have specific items in mind, you could easily spend a good part of an hour looking through the shelves. I certainly did!
|Sea salts sold by the gram|
Among all the imported products, you'll also find SMC branded items, some of them are made on site, and since these are done by hand there is no mass production, once something is sold out, like their freshly made mozzarella, it is gone for good till the next batch.
|Galeria Del Jamon|
By the way, there is a foosball table too, a great way to keep the kids busy while mum and dad do their shopping. Or, the big kid in some of us might just challenge our mates for a game or two.
|freshly baked bread|
There are certainly a few things to look forward to in the SMC universe in 2014, but for now, you can swing by for all the goodies, catch some live sausage making action on the weekend and get your hands on freshly made mozzarella, courtesy of Stefano himself, which is simply divine.
And if you are feeling inspired after wandering around the warehouse then get your hands on the SMC recipe app (available free from Google Play and App Store). Worry not, all the curated recipes in the app consist of recipes with 10 ingredients or less, so you won't need bags after bags of ingredients, and there are pictures and tips in preparing the dishes too. Happy cooking I say!
Come to think of it, I should add a pasta machine and pasta & ravioli cooking class at SMC to my Christmas wish list!
I have to thank the gorgeous Bridget, a.k.a. the Internet Chef, for introducing me to SMC, I was hooked the moment I walked in. It is a wonderland for home cooks, aspiring chefs and of course, me, a lover of all things Italian, and yes, the accent too!
P.S.: Santa, I have been a very good girl this year!