An overlapping wooden mold, used for centuries to form Parmesan and other cheeses throughout Italy, inspired Lastra’s rustic yet chic shapes. A dusting of brown at the edges suggests the ash that was used to preserve these artisan cheeses and highlights each unique silhouette. Hand formed in Tuscany of Italian stoneware. Microwave, Oven, Freezer, and Dishwasher safe, and highly resistant to chipping.
All Vietri Italian stoneware collections are microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe and highly resistant to chipping. Use the low energy/air dry cycle and don't overload the dishwasher. Hand washing is recommended for decorative and oversized accessories. All dinnerware and serving accessories meet FDA and Prop 65 requirements. All Vietri Italian stoneware collections are microwave safe when noted. The temperature of certain items may vary after microwave use. Please use the following precautions:
- Use a pot holder or oven mitt when handling the product.
- Do not permit children to handle product that has been heated in a microwave.
- Do not put products into a microwave without food or liquid on or inside the piece.
- Allow item to cool before taking it out of the microwave. Oven-To-Table VIETRI casseroles and baking dishes are heat resistant to 400 degrees. Place bakers in a room-temperature oven and bring to cooking temperature just like the Italians do! Hot baking dishes should never be placed on cool, damp or unprotected surfaces or taken directly from the refrigerator or freezer to the oven. Handles are decorative and should not be used for support. Remove from the oven by holding the body of the dish, supporting the base. Do not use casserole lids in the oven.
Vietri (pronounced Vee-ay-tree) is an American importer of Italian handcrafted tableware. Founded 30 years ago by the Gravely sisters Frances and Susan with their mother after becoming enchanted by the colorful ceramics they discovered on a tour of Southern Italy, it has since become one of the most successful importers of Italian handscrafted ceramics, glassware, flatware and table linens in the States. Beginning with a manufacturer in the small Italian fishing village Vietri sul Mare near the Amalfi coast, they now work with more than 40 manufacturers scattered across Italy. The name is a play on "tre vite" - Italian for "three lives." The VIETRI brand combines the richness of European culture with a sophisticated American spirit. Fashion forward, yet classic, Italian home accessories are designed to complement the good life and celebrate Italy and all that it encompasses - a love of life, people, nature, and simply good living. Families of artisans handcraft many of VIETRI's products with 3 or 4 generations of history using centuries-old techniques. The subtle color from a paintbrush and the curving stroke of the artist's hand are never repeated in quite the same way, making each VIETRI piece truly unique.