Claudio's Specialty Breads
Castroville, CA
Best Breadsticks This Side of Italy
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"Over a century of Italian baking excellence."

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Monterey Herald

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Food
Introduction

Located in the small town of Castroville, in the heart of California’s central coast farm country, Claudio’s has made a big name for itself with one spectacular specialty item: Grissini breadsticks.

Sticks
About The Food

Made in a variety of exceptional flavors and boasting the prefect amount of crispness, Claudio’s traditional Italian breadsticks (aka “grissini” in Italian) conjure the amazing flavors of Torino in Piemonte, Italy, where they originated around the end of the 17th century.

Owner
Meet The Owner

Claudio Cantore was born into a family of bakers in a small town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. By age12 he was assisting his father at his Fratelli Cantore bakery, which today, under his brother’s management, is still going strong after 100 years. When Claudio married and immigrated to San Francisco in 1974 with his wife Gayle, a Northern Californian, he mastered the art of producing exceptional sourdough bread while working at a local bakery. The next 15 years were spent at Monterey Baking Company before founding his bakery with Gayle. Today, Claudio and Gayle’s daughter and son-in-law are also involved in the business.

Accolades
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"Over a century of Italian baking excellence."

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Monterey Herald

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Purveyor of the Year

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American Culinary Federation

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Used in many fine restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula including:

  • The Ventana Inn
  • Quail Lodge
  • Carmel Valley Ranch
  • The Seascape Resort.
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Featured on the Food Network program 'Pitchin' In with Lynn Crawford

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FREE SHIPPING for Claudio's Specialty Breads

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering FREE NATIONWIDE SHIPPING from Claudio's Specialty Breads to any shipping address in the continental U.S.


Upon placing your order you will be presented with FREE SHIPPING upon checkout.

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Expedited service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional fee (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.


Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 4:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day.


Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.


Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:


FREE STANDARD SHIPPING - For any shipping address in the continental U.S., customers will be presented with our FREE GROUND SHIPPING option upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the end of the delivery date selected at checkout. Delivery time can vary based on area, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.


UPS 2-Day - Your package will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 PM to residences and 5:00 PM to businesses. The flat-rate for 2-Day service is only $9.95.


UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $24.95.


UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the following morning, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for Next Day Air service is $29.95.


Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for Next Day Air and 2-Day service levels for an additional charge of $20 per shipment. Deliveries for Next Day Air are made Saturday between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM, depending upon delivery address. Deliveries for 2-Day service are made Saturday by the end of the day, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.


Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.


For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All of the delicious bread sticks from Claudio's Specialty Breads are shipped in recyclable packages with plenty of packing material to ensure they arrive in perfect condition within the max allowable transit time of 7 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Claudio's grissini are all-natural products without any preservatives. They can last for 6-10 weeks when kept in the bag. When placed in the freezer the grissini will last up to 6 months.