Italian Foods introduces organic, vegetarian Bolognese pasta sauce

Italian Foods introduces organic, vegetarian Bolognese pasta sauce

Italian Foods introduces Bolognese pasta sauce. The sauce is USDA-certified organic and substitutes soy crumbles for beef while retaining the dish’s traditional taste and texture.

Consumers who crave an authentic, meaty Bolognese sauce, without the actual meat, now can have a healthier organic, vegetarian version of the classic dish. Italian Foods Corporation is introducing its new La Piana® Vegetarian Bolognese Pasta Sauce at the 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show in July in Booth 2815.

The new vegetarian sauce is USDA-certified organic and is made in Italy, with a traditional recipe and methods, substituting the beef with soy, according to Francesca Lapiana-Krause, sales director. “We have wanted to introduce an organic, vegetarian Bolognese sauce for a long time,” Lapiana-Krause said, “and now we finally have found one that retains the authentic flavor of the traditional sauce. It is so delicious you wouldn’t know it does not have meat in it.”

The new sauce combines organic tomatoes, onion, carrots, celery and extra virgin olive oil with ground-beef-like crumbles of soy to give the sauce its traditional meaty texture. It may be served over pasta and rice or as a meat sauce for lasagna. The sauce also may be used as a condiment in sandwiches and for dipping with crusty bread.

La Piana Vegetarian Bolognese Pasta Sauce is packaged in 19.4-ounce jars with a suggested retail price of $9.49. More information is available at

About Italian Foods Corporation:

Italian Foods Corporation imports traditional regional delicacies from across Italy for American home cooks. Italian Foods’ gourmet products include aged balsamic vinegars from Modena, fruit infused balsamic vinegar, shelf stable stuffed pastas, authentic regional pasta sauces, die-cut artisan egg pasta, rice, grilled Italian vegetables, spreads and bruschetta toppings. Products are available through Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca, The Fresh Market, Central Market and Hiller’s Market as well as hundreds of specialty stores nationwide. Established in 2001 as the North American distribution arm of Alimentitalia of Trento, Italy, Italian Foods’ U.S. headquarters is at 7330 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite 102, Raleigh, N.C., 27607.

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