With familiar warm flavor and a crunchy texture, garlic bread is a must at any Italian meal. Baked garlic has a sweeter flavor, making it the perfect contrast to pastas, salads and soups.
Garlic bread is even better with a real, authentically crafted Italian cheese like Il Villagio Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or Provolone Piccante. Here’s how to enjoy each with just the right Italian dish.
Instead of croutons, try serving a slice of warm, buttery garlic bread with your fresh salads. Dressing can sometimes lead to soggy croutons, but avoid this issue by indulging in a slice of garlic bread instead. Caesar salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano or caprese salad with fresh mozzarella are great pairings for garlic bread.
It doesn’t get more classic than spaghetti and garlic bread, but garlic bread pairs with other pastas too. Try having a side of garlic bread with pappardelle bolognese, but don’t forget to sprinkle on grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Provolone Piccante. Linguine al limone is a pasta dish featuring a buttery lemon sauce, and garlic bread is perfect for soaking up all the leftovers on your plate.
Plain bread is usually served with soup, but for more flavor go with garlic bread! Try serving scrumptious garlic bread with our Asiago minestrone soup. Pasta fagioli is another hearty Italian soup that is destined to be with garlic bread, but don’t forget to grate Provolone Piccante or Parmigiano-Reggiano on top!