Breakfast with Via Umbria

Do you find yourself getting stuck in a breakfast rut? Waking up mindlessly to the same thing every morning?

Though breakfast should be a time when you set the tone for your entire day, all too often it becomes an afterthought (or no thought at all).

We want to change that. Just because you don’t have time doesn’t mean your taste buds can’t be treated in the morning.

So we propose a toast, er, just toast, to better mornings. With three spreads sourced from Italy, we guarantee to perk up your morning routine in no time.

Via Umbria Spreads



Gianduia Panini

Our first suggestion is for the chocolate lover in your household. This is for those mornings when you really need some motivation to get out of bed. Gianduia is made of 40% hazelnuts, so you can claim you are getting protein at breakfast like the boring hard boiled egg eater. But lets be honest, this spread is about making you feel delighted in the morning. Gianduia is similar to Nutella in nature, but has a slightly different taste that is instantly recognizable — it is what is swirled into chocolate hazelnut gelato all across Italy. Because of this, it has a very nostalgic and European taste, for those who have travelled to Italy and enjoyed a gelato or two. It’s a wonderful way to wake up in the morning, and is magnificent with an espresso.

Panini breakfast

Gianduia Panini

Gianduia Panini

Nutella and Baguette




For those who prefer a more savory breakfast, we pair salty white cheese (such as feta, goat cheese, or a light sheep’s milk cheese) with plum jam

Pisaroni’s Plum Jam is our choice, as it is all natural and uses the simple ingredients of fresh plums, sugar, and a touch of lemon juice. For generations, the Pisaroni family has been harvesting their own crops using environmentally sustainable methods. The taste will make you feel wonderful, but the knowledge that it comes from small family farms should make you feel even better.

We throw it in the panini press for a minute to get a warm and toasty breakfast that fits in the palm of your hand, and seriously wakes up your mouth.

Pisaroni Plum Jam

Pisaroni Plum Jam

Breakfast Panini

Breakfast Panini


White Chocolate and Raspberry Compote

When we are feeling fruity in the morning, we pair fresh fruit (right now blueberries are in season!) with white chocolate and raspberry compote. 55% raspberries, and 9% white chocolate, this nuanced jam is a treat in the morning, and the white chocolate gives it a very interesting taste.

Breakfast with Via Umbria



We hope your mornings are elevated with these suggestions. Browse Emporio for even more gourmet suggestions to start your morning off right.


Ci Vediamo!

–Via Umbria

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