My name is Mario. I was born in Vienna to an Italian father and an Austrian mother. From 6 months old I was brought up by the sea in Sardinia. My Papa is a fisherman who has always encouraged my love of good fresh produce.
Having worked in catering both by the coast and in the Italian mountains, ready for a change, I moved to Yorkshire in 2001. The original purpose was to learn the English language. However, having met my partner, Sonia and finding I loved Gods Own County I never went home!
After working as a delivery driver and various jobs in catering I saw an opportunity to start my own business, selling homemade Italian produce at Leeds Farmers Market. This gradually expanded to include more produce at several farmers markets. Where, in pride of place, is always my own award-winning Yorkshire Pecorino.