I had an great time visiting La Factoria, at Wetherill Park (Sydney), an Italian providore next to a large Italian restaurant situated in an unsexy industrial type of area but which managed to make it a Romantic little part of Italy. This is what I bought.
Starting from the top left, clockwise:
Pana Chocolate “Sour Cherry and Vanilla” raw chocolate. It was good, the texture was a bit unusual and floury.
Montecatini’s Prosciutto Crudo, it was a good prosciutto which is lovely cooked. If you want to eat it like this, air it a little as it smells like plastic.
Rinati’s Torrone “Soft nougat with hazelnuts”, this is a fantastic and authentic nougat, there is a huge risk of addiction here…
Montecatini’s Salami with capers, that was very nice. I really like the idea of capers. I wish the taste of plastic wasn’t overweening after opening the packagig. The salami needs to be aired before serving.
Pukka love herbal tea, this is ideal for my evening drink before going to bed, it is not strong in taste, probably even a bit weak but nice if you have had too much to eat and do not want to cope with a heavy flavour.
Val d’Arve Swiss Reblochon cheese. I cannot talk about it unfortunately because the ones I bought were completely overripe due to a staff mistake. I called the store and they offered to replace them or give me a voucher. They took their Reblochon of this batch off the shelf. I cannot wait to try those again.
“About Penny” herbal tea is made of peppermint and aniseed. It’s absolutely delicious. I love it!
“Poetry Almond Buttercrunch toffee” is possibly one of the best chocolate treat I have had in years. It is a layer of crispy toffee but not hard, a layer of Belgian milk chocolate and a layer of toasted slithered almonds.
I encourage you to visit La Factoria in Wetherill Park. It is a gorgeous store (review online soon) with a great choice of products. Its decor is funny, a bit like an old Italian kitchen from the 60ies.
You will find a fantastic choice of pasta and all things Italian, delicious gelato and fresh pastry, savoury or sweet.
Stop by for a coffee and some foodie shopping. Let me know what you thought!
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