Why we love it
Our DOP pesto follow the authentic and original recipe of the Ligurian pesto, the only DOP (Protected Designation Origin) protected pesto. Made only with the best ingredients, it uses plenty of DOP Genoese basil together with extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts and cheeses and not only it is perfect for a quick, tasty pasta, but pesto is also a very versatile ingredient that can be used in plenty of other recipes, to add colour or flavour, from fish to meat. Our pesto is gluten and wheat free, no need to pay extra for a gluten free version, its recipe do not include any gluten derivatives, used in cheap, industrial versions and uses only pine nuts, for their delicate flavour.
Supermarket's shelves are full of jars with written "pesto" on the label of different prices, but the difference is in the ingredients, from replacing pine nuts with cheaper nuts, to use peas or other green substitute instead of the more expensive basil to give that bright green colour, or adding gluten derivatives to give consistency to the final product. Always check the ingredients.
When preparing pasta with pesto, in a small bowl, add a couple of tea spoon of pesto per person, pour some boiling water from the pasta sauce pan and add some more extra virgin olive oil and mix. Once the pasta is ready, pour the pesto and toss adding plenty more cheese. Buonissimo
The artisan who made it
Italyabroad.com was founded in 2003 in response to a lack of quality Italian wine and food. As soon as Andrea (the founder) landed in the UK noticed that Italian products available were not the ones he was used to when grwoing up in Italy.
From wine to food, Andrea could not find the quality he was used to and coming from a wine making family, he decided to embark in a journey to source quality Italian wine and food from small Italian, artisan producers: Italyabroad.com’s mission is to discover and import Italian gems from small, little known, yet dedicated, Italian wineries and artisans.
All our products are authentic and of the highest quality and made using the best, natural ingredients and respecting the environment; none of our product contains palm oil or preservatives, we believe in a healthy living and eating and drinking well is essential for a long and healthy life. We do not import industrially made products or so called "Italian sounding" food.
Since starting in 2003, Italyabroad.com has been the recipient of several awards.
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