What is this stuff?

Gianetto’s Dip is an indescribably delicious garlic and onion dip made just the way Ma and Nio Gianetto did back in 1957. Excellent with veggies, chips, crackers, on a burger, in lasagna – the possibilities are endless!

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How do you serve it up?  Have a favourite story or dip pic?  Please share them with us by posting and tagging @gianettosdip on Instagram and Facebook. We love to hear from fellow dippers!

What’s the story?

And what a story it is!! After immigrating from Italy to Midland, Ontario Madeline ‘Ma’ Gianetto found herself a widow with 4 young children. In order to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table she, along with the kids, started selling fruits and vegetables from their front lawn in 1924. That business grew big enough to open a storefront on Midland, Ontario’s, main street in 1933 called Gianetto’s Fruit Market. It was 1957 when Ma and her eldest son Nio began tinkering in the kitchen at the back of that store and came up with the recipe which became known as Cottage Cheese Salad. It soon became known simply as Gianetto’s Dip and the rest, as they say, is history.

Gianetto’s Fruit Market remained a fixture on the main street in Midland, passing through the family from Ma to Nio and his younger brother Johnny Sr., and then to Johnny Jr. to carry on the tradition. The 90-year legend that was Gianetto’s closed its doors for the last time in November 2014 and the outcry from the fans and Foodies alike was loud. What about the dip?!

The tradition lives on with Margaret-Ann (Mia) Gianetto, granddaughter of Ma, taking the reins. It’s the same delicious (but secret!) recipe created in the Gianetto’s kitchen over 60 years ago, and is now retailing under the ‘Gianetto’s Dip’ brand.

Remember – if it doesn’t say Gianetto’s Dip it’s not the original!

You need to try it!!  Here’s where to buy it…

 Foodland Midland
795 Balm Beach
Midland, ON

Country Produce
301 Westmount Drive
Orillia, ON

Nicholyn Farms
3088 Horseshoe Valley Road
Phelpston, ON

Foodland Penetanguishene
2 Poyntz Street
Penetanguishene, ON

Fox’s Bakery and Deli
96 Victoria Street
Barrie, ON

  Sobeys Collingwood
39 Huron Street
Collingwood, ON

 Foodland Elmvale
14 Yonge Street
Elmvale, ON

Gibson & Company
93 Hurontario St, Unit 3
Collingwood, ON

Sheldon Creek Dairy
4316 RR#2 5th Concession
Loretto, ON

Foodland Victoria Harbour 
178 John Street
Victoria Harbour, ON

Foodland Coldwater
77 Coldwater Road
Coldwater, ON

Field of Greens
1 Bruce Wilson Drive
Port Carling, ON

Honey Harbour General Store 
2604 Honey Harbour Road
Honey Harbour, ON

Currie’s Farm Market
736 Sixth Street
Collingwood, ON

Goldsmith’s Orchard Market
207600 ON-26
Thornbury, ON

Contact Us

The Original Gianetto’s Dip

212 King Street
Midland, Ontario
L4R 3N6