More than 400 Food Lion stores now offer Bertagni fresh filled pastas from Italy. Located in Food Lion's deli-bakery department, Bertagni fresh pastas contain no artificial flavorings or colorings and are filled with only fresh ingredients. Through an exclusive agreement, Food Lion is the first U.S. grocer to offer Bertagni fresh filled pastas.
Food Lion's Bertagni offering includes Porcini Mushroom Tortellini, Spinach Ricotta Ravioli, Tomato Mozzarella Ravioli, Cheese Tortellini, and Gorgonzola and Walnut Ravioli, all priced at $3.69. Preparation is simple -- place in boiling water for a few minutes. Bertagni recommends serving with only olive oil and grated Parmesan to best experience the pastas' rich flavors.
Food Lion has partnered with Sterling Foods Inc. to bring the authentic, fresh filled pastas to Food Lion stores. Each type of pasta comes packaged in a unique paper carton and has a 50-day shelf life.
Bertagni is the oldest manufacturer of tortellini in the world. Luigi Bertagni first made tortellini in his Bologna, Italy, shop in 1882.
"Bertagni fresh filled pastas offer the authentic taste of tortellini from Bologna, handed down from original recipes and the traditional ways of preparation," said Petra Abbeloos, Food Lion category manager. "We think our customers will enjoy the unique taste and superb quality."
Select Food Lion stores in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia now offer the Bertagni fresh filled pastas. Food Lion customers should see their store's deli manager for more details.
Food Lion customers can find their store's specials on fresh produce, Butcher's Brand Premium Beef®, other quality meats, deli-bakery items and more products by logging onto http://www.foodlion.com/ and clicking on weekly specials.
Food Lion LLC is a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Food Lion LLC operates 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys and Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. Food Lion LLC employs approximately 73,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.