A cantina is meant to keep items cool and dry. They are also great for storing many food items and if you or someone you know owns a cantina, (commonly called cellar) then they most likely have some or all of these things! Check out our list of 8 items in every Italian cantina.
1. Jars of Tomato Sauce
After the hardwork you put into making the sauce, you can’t store it anywhere else but the cantina, right?
2. Bottles or barrels of wine
Whether homemade or storebought, the cantina is usually the perfect tempurature to store wine.
These are usually only pulled out for company.
4. Olive Oil
Depending on the way you cook, you can go through a bottle of these every 2-3 days.
5. Salami, Capicola, Pancetta or Soppressata hanging from the ceiling
An Italian cantina is never complete without these.
6. Newspaper spread across the floor
These are placed down after hanging the cured meats to protect the floor maybe?
7. Either oregano or peppers hanging to dry
The taste after these are dried is even better!
8. Packs of paper towel
Or even cases of coke when there is a sale and you buy in bulk. Where else would you store them other than the cantina?
What kinds of things do you have in your cantina? Let us know in the comments!
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