Italian gourmet food and wine in New Zealand

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Rachel Priestley - the prodigal daughter – brings armloads of Italian Gourmet Wine and Food -  artisan-produced Italian tastes to New Zealand after 10 years in Italy as a wine and food consultant, sommelier and chef.

I have good relationships with some of the best artisan food producers and winemakers in Italy and have discovered some of the most amazing products Italy has to offer. To share my passion for Italian food and wine, I offer a specially selected range of quality flavours from some of the top producers in Italy brought especially to New Zealand. Some products I like so much I produce under my own label: The Prodigal Daughter.

Prodigal Daughter products taste so good because of top quality ingredients and the way they are made. Handpicked olives are preserved naturally in salt and water, pastas made only with superior hard durum wheat flour are the best artisan-produced pastas brought into New Zealand, sun-dried tomatoes are hand-picked and cut then dried in the warm southern Italian sun. “As for my truffle products, well, truffles are aphrodisiacal so enjoy!” Truffle oils are synthetic and not made of real truffle, all my truffle products are made with real white truffles, summer truffles, or bianchetto Italian truffles including the famous to New Zealand: TLC: Truffled Lard Cream.

Tasted and selected by industry professionals, with sources ranging from well known producers to lesser-known boutique discoveries, all wines offered are exceptional quality, ranging from the best Tuscan reds to sweet whites from all over Italy - and bubbly Prosecco.

All our products are available to be shipped to your door anywhere in New Zealand.

Buon appetito!