Before I moved to Italy, one of the first things that came to mind was FOOD! Salami, cheese, pizza, pasta oh and all coupled nicely with some wine of course! And of course, Italy didn’t disappoint me.
When it comes to cheese and salami I would recommend a visit to a fabulous jam-packed delicatessen just off the Corso Buenos Aires shopping strip.
Being Australian, my knowledge of Italian cheese was limited to Parmesan (Parmigiano) and Mozzarella and sadly, the only mozzarella I really knew was the copied version we put on our pizzas.
Now I can safely say that I have managed to try a reasonable percentage of the many cheese and cured meats Italy has to offer, but there is always something new to discover. Grab a few servings when you’ve worked up a hunger after shopping or maybe grab a few things for a picnic and relax in the nearby Giardini Publici (Public Gardens) near Porta Venezia. Don’t worry if they don’t speak English, just point at a few things…you’ll be right! They are really friendly and like to joke around with the customers. Avoid Saturday mornings as it’s really chaotic!
Why this place? It’s got a great selection but the prices and quality are much better than any supermarket.
Pop across the road and you’ll also find an excellent bakery and wine shop. What else could you ask for in life?!
MM Metro Lima is the closest stop. They are back from the summer break on the 22nd of August.
Salami & Cheese | Shopping, Snacks
Via Vitruvio 8
Mon 08:00 – 13:00, Tue – Sat 08:00 – 13:00 & 15:30 -19:30