I discovered Duso’s one day when I was out shopping at Killarney Market. I was actually looking for the-other-fresh-pasta-maker but it was not there. Duo’s was and it was on sale! I did not know the company at the time so I was excited to check them out.
“The Duso Family Mission is to use the best quality, most natural and local ingredients to offer nutritious and convenient meals to Canadians….” Their pasta is made with 100% Canadian Enriched Durum Wheat, fresh cage-free eggs and filtered water. Super impressive!
I love their back story too. The family moved from Italy to Toronto, then to Vancouver! I can relate to the move across Canada. 🙂 They began on Granville Island and now have a factory in Port Coquitlam.
I love supporting local Canadian businesses so I am thrilled that I happened to pick up their Bacon and Cheddar Tortelloni.
I had these HUGE portobellos mushrooms that I wanted to use for soup so I removed the gills with a spoon. If you leave the gills it will discolour your soup.
I sautéed 1 small chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots and 2 chopped pieces of celery. I seasoned with salt and pepper. After five minutes I added 1 finely minced clove of garlic.
After about a minute I added the 4 roughly chopped portobello mushrooms and sautéed for a few minutes.
I added 1 cup of my shiitake mushroom broth but you can use whatever mushroom broth you have.
I added 2-3 cups of chicken broth, just enough to cover the mushrooms.
For some umami I added 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce. I let this cook for around 20 minutes on simmer.
I was feeling lazy so I tossed the Bacon and Cheddar Tortelloni into the soup and cooked it in the broth according to the package directions.
So earthy and fabulous! The subtle bacon flavour added a slight smokiness to the soup.
I originally topped it with some freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan but it is also very delicious with some grated mozzarella. The pasta was so rich and creamy.
Duso’s Bacon and Cheddar Tortelloni is wonderful. Yes, you can make homemade tortelloni if you have time and energy but there are days you just want to make a pasta meal quickly. Considering the freshness and high quality ingredients they use? You can feel a little less guilty about not making it yourself.
The bacon is quite understated but present and the cheddar is nice and creamy. Was it worth the +$5? Yes, absolutely. I have personally made tortelloni myself and this saved me so much time without skimping on quality.
I give this product five out of five wooden spoons.