Yorkshire’s DeliVita impresses BBC presenters

Yorkshire based DeliVita impressed a plethora of BBC Presenters and celebrity chefs including Yorkshire’s Brian Turner and James Martin as they hosted the bespoke Countryfile Pizzeria Restaurant at this year’s BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace Historic House and Gardens in Oxfordshire.

This year marked the show’s 30th anniversary with organisers going bigger than ever as the self-styled ‘world’s biggest country fair’ returned to Woodstock for the third successive year.

The Award Winning DeliVita oven is one of the lightest, traditional clay, wood fired ovens on the market.  The Countryfile Pizzeria had over 10 of the ovens fired up to served daily. The four-day event hosted an estimated 120,000 people.

As temperatures once again soared, many looked for places for shade and the Countryfile Pizzeria by Delivita was a popular place for brunch, lunch and dinner under their cool huge canopy. Over the four days Delivita served over 7,000 pizzas in their pop-up Pizzeria.

Inspired by Italian heritage, DeliVita use the finest organic vegan friendly dough to create authentic Neapolitan Pizzas bursting with wood-fired aromas.  Yorkshire based DeliVita served up delicious antipasti and authentic Neapolitan style Italian pizzas in the Countryfile Pizzeria.  Diners were able to choose from a range of pizzas (including vegan and vegetarian options).  For early visitors to BBC Countryfile Live needing fortification for the day ahead, DeliVita served a breakfast of bacon rolls, pastries and of course proper Italian coffee each morning.

Especially for Countryfile Live, Delivita named a few of their tasty pizzas after some of the much-loved BBC Countryfile Presenters…  and many of the presenters, celebrity chefs and other VIPs came to try…

  • The Tom Heap – Naked Garlic – simple but tasty
  • The Ellie Harrison – Vegan Vegetariana – bursting with flavour
  • The Charlotte Smith – Garlic and Cheese – cheesy loveliness
  • The Anita Rani Vegetariana – pure botanical goodness
  • The Adam Henson – Diavolo – for those who like it hot…
  • or The Matt Baker – Affettato – Italian cured meat platter with delicious DeliVita rosemary and onion bread.

Joe Formisano, Founder of DeliVita says;DeliVita was born through pizza passion, inspired to create perfect wood-fired feasts. We were delighted to host the Countryfile Pizzeria – the only pop up restaurant at this year’s Countryfile live. Our restaurant was situated next to the main stage and we were visited by; many diners, celebrity chefs and many of the presenters themselves came to try out their very own namesake pizza. This was a great opportunity for us to showcase the efficiency of our ovens. At this event we celebrated our love of the great outdoors with a love of fabulous food, all our pizzas use the best artisan ingredients with organic vegan dough and were cooked in the award-winning DeliVita wood-fired ovens, hand-crafted in Britain… Yorkshire!”

Supporting CountryFile Live and the National Trust’s aim to engage, entertain and educate younger visitors to the show, DeliVita also offered Children’s Pizza Classes Younger Countryfile Live visitors created their perfect pizza and had a go at hand stretching dough. Joe continues; “We are thrilled to have the opportunity help instill a love of cooking and eating great tasting, healthy food in young people that they can share with their friends and families.”

These versatile ovens, whilst compact, feature a traditional clay interior and rapidly reach the perfect pizza temperature to deliver the perfect flavour and crunch. At only 30 kgs, it is portable whilst being simple to operate and a pleasure to use.

Taking just 25 minutes to reach a temperature of 450 degrees centigrade, it is a fast, fun and healthier way of cooking than the traditional BBQ, with less harmful carbonisation, but will provide delicious food infused with fantastic wood-fired aromas.

The DeliVita oven is not just for pizzas -it can be used to roast, bake and steam a wide range of delectable dishes – think sizzling steaks, salted whole sea-bass and crispy rosemary potatoes!

DeliVita also offer a ‘Dough to go’ subscription service where the organic vegan dough can be delivered to the consumer and can be frozen for up to 12months.