We had the pleasure of sitting in on a talk led by Mario who runs Olianas, a business that offers a selection of beautiful cheeses and cured meats.

Mario was born in Vienna in 1982 and he moved to Yorkshire in 2001. He is extremely passionate about cooking which you can really see when he talks so fondly of his produce. The fresh and local produce Mario uses can really be seen and we could see this with the cheese he bought along for us all to try.

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Stacy couldn’t get enough of the mozzarella and blue cheese she kept going back for more! It tasted so fresh you just knew it was made with love and attention.

Cheese Tasting

Mario has started Cena Sarda supper club and a Taste of Italy Nights and you can find the details by clicking here for all the information for these fun nights of tasting delicious and authentic Italian food.

Mario also attends various farmers markets in Yorkshire where you can sample his produce and take home to enjoy in your own time as well. You can find him in Leeds (Briggate) on the first and third Sunday of every month, in Otley on the last Sunday of every month and Harrogate on the second Thursday of the month.

At his stand you will find a wide range of pecorino cheeses and cured meats so they are really worth a visit because from someone that has sampled the cheese, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Mario also runs a one-to-one cookery class every other Monday where he will teach you all his secret Italian cooking tips along with learning about fresh ingredients, methods and how-to the Italian way! After, you are then able to enjoy the food you have made along with a few cheeky glasses of wine.

For details on this check out the website and also visit @gustoitalianouk to follow them on new products, tastings and market times.

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