Welcome to L'Aquila
Sourcing, importing and supplying quality Italian ingredients.
At L’Aquila we source and develop the best Italian ingredients to import and package for UK food retail, catering wholesalers and food manufacturing customers.
Our specialities - mushrooms, truffles and Mediterranean vegetables
We offer a wide variety of wild and exotic cultivated mushrooms – porcini (ceps), chanterelles, morels, shiitake, oyster, and slippery jack as well as truffles (black and white). Our selection of Mediterranean vegetables includes sun-dried tomatoes, aubergines, artichokes, onions, courgettes, olives, rocket, beetroot, peppers, antipasto and aubergines.
Other classic Italian ingredients in our range include basil, pesto, Arborio rice, and selected pulses with provenance. We also supply quality Spanish ingredients like smoked paprika and saffron.
You can browse our full product catalogue here.
A range of preparations, packaging and branding options
We work closely with the food trade (retail, food manufacturing and food service) to deliver what today’s discerning consumer wants - from sandwich and pizza toppings, to larder staples on the shelves of specialist delicatessens - and as the ingredient of choice in many UK supermarket food brands. We even supply luxury gift hampers.
We offer a range of preparations for most of our products - dried, semi-dried, marinated, roasted, char-grilled, pureed, sauced, chilled and ambient - and in a variety of packaging including jars, pails, trays, polybags, pouches and gift boxes.
Alongside our own brands - Sorriso™, Fungi Foray™, Truffoil™, La Truffata™ and Shake O’Cini™ - we are happy to create bespoke ingredients, and supply customers’ own-label products. We love the challenge of working with development chefs on a new recipe.
Whether you’re looking for a new ingredient supplier, a food wholesaler or a gourmet food distributor, get in touch to discuss your needs.
Why choose L’Aquila? Quality and service
Established in 1987, we are a small privately run business, run by foodies for foodies. We have been sourcing, creating and distributing the best Mediterranean foods in the UK for the past 25 years. Find out more about us.
Call us today, you won’t be disappointed.