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acquerello7year.jpg Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 7 years)
Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 7 years)
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"Acquerello is the Rolls Royce of rice." - Alain Ducasse

"Acquerello is one of the very last authentic products." - Frédy Girardet

We are the only direct to consumer retailer of the 7 year aged Acquerello Carnaroli rice. All the rest of this rare and fabulous product goes straight to prestigious restaurants around the world!

One of the key points to perfection is the aging process. To age properly, the freshly harvested crop must be stored, as long as possible, in unique steel silos at a constant controlled temperature, because during this period the starch, combined with the oxygen, optimizes its culinary characteristics.

Acquerello is the rice grown, aged, whitened, and packed in Italy on the Colombara farm by the Rondolino family.

It is the ultimate rice: first the unhusked rough rice is aged to perfection for at least seven years, then it is whitened slowly using "The Helix" where grains rub gently one against the other, and finally it is restored with its most precious element, the embryo or germ. The re-enrichment of the refined rice with its germ restores the most valuable nutrients of brown rice.

Known as the "king" or the "caviar" of Italian rices, Carnaroli is the preferred risotto rice in most regions of Italy. Acquerello Carnaroli rice is classified as "Extra rice" for its quality. In order to preserve its characteristics perfectly, Acquerello rice is vacuum sealed in unique enameled tins.

Carnaroli rice keeps its shape better than other forms of rice during the slow cooking required for making risotto. For instance, Arborio rice is widely available, and sometimes suggested, for risotto. We are not fans of Arborio for risotto. Compared to Arborio, Carnaroli rice has a smaller grain size, and higher starch content. This means Carnaroli can absorb larger amounts of liquid, and thus flavor, from the wine and broth, without overcooking. So your risotto is more flavorful when you use Carnaroli rice. Also, the higher starch content in Carnaroli rice guarantees an ultra-creamy texture that is the hallmark of a superior risotto.

Acquerello's grains stay perfectly intact, absorb flavors exceptionally well, do not bind together, and do not lose starch, proteins, or vitamins. Therefore your risotto is fully consistent, tasty, creamy, and not sticky. Acquerello risotto will always be outstanding.

Acquerello is used in the finest restaurants around the world:

  • The French Laundry, USA (Thomas Keller)
  • Osteria Francescana, Italy (Massimo Bottura)
  • Troisgros, France (Michael Troisgros)
  • The Fat Duck, England (Heston Blumenthal)

The Carnaroli rice cultivated at Colombara, being the only variety sown since 1997, is 100% pure and therefore produces uncontaminated Carnaroli seeds.

Once you have tried it, you will never look back!

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500 gram (1.1 pound) metal tin (about 6 servings)

Price: $29.95 Quantity
Acquerello.jpg Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 1 year)
Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 1 year)
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"Acquerello is the Rolls Royce of rice." - Alain Ducasse

"Acquerello is one of the very last authentic products." - Frédy Girardet

Acquerello is the rice grown, aged, whitened, and packed in Italy on the Colombara farm by the Rondolino family.

It is the ultimate rice: first the unhusked rough rice is aged to perfection for at least one year, then it is whitened slowly using "The Helix" where grains rub gently one against the other, and finally it is restored with its most precious element, the embryo or germ. The re-enrichment of the refined rice with its germ restores the most valuable nutrients of brown rice.

Known as the "king" or the "caviar" of Italian rices, Carnaroli is the preferred risotto rice in most regions of Italy. Acquerello Carnaroli rice is classified as "Extra rice" for its quality. In order to preserve its characteristics perfectly, Acquerello rice is vacuum sealed in unique enameled tins.

Carnaroli rice keeps its shape better than other forms of rice during the slow cooking required for making risotto. For instance, Arborio rice is widely available, and sometimes suggested, for risotto. We are not fans of Arborio for risotto. Compared to Arborio, Carnaroli rice has a smaller grain size, and higher starch content. This means Carnaroli can absorb larger amounts of liquid, and thus flavor, from the wine and broth, without overcooking. So your risotto is more flavorful when you use Carnaroli rice. Also, the higher starch content in Carnaroli rice guarantees an ultra-creamy texture that is the hallmark of a superior risotto.

Acquerello's grains stay perfectly intact, absorb flavors exceptionally well, do not bind together, and do not lose starch, proteins, or vitamins. Therefore your risotto is fully consistent, tasty, creamy, and not sticky. Acquerello risotto will always be outstanding.

Acquerello is used in the finest restaurants around the world:

  • The French Laundry, USA (Thomas Keller)
  • Osteria Francescana, Italy (Massimo Bottura)
  • Troisgros, France (Michael Troisgros)
  • The Fat Duck, England (Heston Blumenthal)

The Carnaroli rice cultivated at Colombara, being the only variety sown since 1997, is 100% pure and therefore produces uncontaminated Carnaroli seeds.

Once you have tried it, you will never look back!

Click here for risotto recipes!

500 gram (1.1 pound) metal tin (about 6 servings)

Price: $16.75 Quantity
acquerello_250gram.png Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 1 year) (250 gram)

"Acquerello is the Rolls Royce of rice." - Alain Ducasse

"Acquerello is one of the very last authentic products." - Frédy Girardet

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Acquerello is the rice grown, aged, whitened, and packed in Italy on the Colombara farm by the Rondolino family.

It is the ultimate rice: first the unhusked rough rice is aged to perfection for at least one year, then it is whitened slowly using "The Helix" where grains rub gently one against the other, and finally it is restored with its most precious element, the embryo or germ. The re-enrichment of the refined rice with its germ restores the most valuable nutrients of brown rice.

Known as the "king" or the "caviar" of Italian rices, Carnaroli is the preferred risotto rice in most regions of Italy. Acquerello Carnaroli rice is classified as "Extra rice" for its quality. In order to preserve its characteristics perfectly, Acquerello rice is vacuum sealed in unique enameled tins.

Carnaroli rice keeps its shape better than other forms of rice during the slow cooking required for making risotto. For instance, Arborio rice is widely available, and sometimes suggested, for risotto. We are not fans of Arborio for risotto. Compared to Arborio, Carnaroli rice has a smaller grain size, and higher starch content. This means Carnaroli can absorb larger amounts of liquid, and thus flavor, from the wine and broth, without overcooking. So your risotto is more flavorful when you use Carnaroli rice. Also, the higher starch content in Carnaroli rice guarantees an ultra-creamy texture that is the hallmark of a superior risotto.

Acquerello's grains stay perfectly intact, absorb flavors exceptionally well, do not bind together, and do not lose starch, proteins, or vitamins. Therefore your risotto is fully consistent, tasty, creamy, and not sticky. Acquerello risotto will always be outstanding.

Acquerello is used in the finest restaurants around the world:

  • The French Laundry, USA (Thomas Keller)
  • Osteria Francescana, Italy (Massimo Bottura)
  • Troisgros, France (Michael Troisgros)
  • The Fat Duck, England (Heston Blumenthal)

The Carnaroli rice cultivated at Colombara, being the only variety sown since 1997, is 100% pure and therefore produces uncontaminated Carnaroli seeds.

Once you have tried it, you will never look back!

Click here for risotto recipes!

250 gram (8.8 ounce) metal tin (about 3 servings)

Price: $10.95 Quantity
villa.manodori.extra.vecchio.jpg Villa Manodori Traditional Balsamico of Modena Extra Vecchio

Villa Manodori's Tradizionale Balsamic of Modena is Extra Vecchio (Gold Seal) and submitted to the Consortium of Modena only after being aged at least 75 years. Each bottle is packaged in Consortium glass that bears the Consortium Seal, to signify authenticity, alongside Villa Manodori‘s logo.

The top balsamic vinegar from Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-star Michelin restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Chef Massimo Bottura‘s booklet of recipes is also included.

Limited annual production, we only get 6 a year, packaged in authentic consortium-approved glass and gift boxed.

Drizzle this Balsamic Vinegar on:

  • grilled or roasted asparagus, vegetables or potatoes
  • hard Italian cheeses
  • strawberries and ice cream
  • Just a few drops to finish a caprese salad really makes this already wonderful dish incredible.

100 milliliter (3.3 fluid ounce) glass bottle in a gift box

Price: $249.95
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belazu.White.balsamic.jpg Belazu White Aged Balsamic Vinegar

One of Modena's most distinguished Balsamic vinegar manufacturers has produced this delicate condiment which blends white grape must with white wine vinegar. A condiment rather than a vinegar because of its low acidity, the White Balsamic follows the standard methods of Balsamic Vinegar production. The white grape must is cooked at low temperatures in a vacuum to avoid darkening the blend before it is matured in a series of wooden oak casks.

Suggested uses:

"It's a great product – gentle, smooth, and well balanced – and makes muddy salads a thing of the past." - Anthony Worrall Thompson, Daily Express

Contains sulfites.

Gluten-free.

250 milliliters (8.5 fluid ounces)

Price: $34.99 Quantity
mannucci-dorandi-evoo.jpg Mannucci Droandi Organic DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)
Mannucci Droandi Organic DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)
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Chianti Classico in the heart of Tuscany is the location for olive oil purists. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Tuscany have been synonymous for centuries.

Mannucci-Droandi is a true visionary, and Tuscan through and through. He is the originator of the organic revolution in this area. He is not only the reigning olive oil champion, but is one of the few truly organic top tier producers. Mannucci-Droandi is the leader in aroma and flavor in this part of the world. This organic extra virgin olive oil is thick and fruity with an intensity unmatched by anyone.

This Mannucci-Droandi Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has an extremely low free oleic acid content and a high level of polyphenols, earning it a place among the best extra virgin oils in Italy. Mannucci-Droandi is one of the few oils in its zone, and the country, to be both organic and have the coveted D.O.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) certification.

It is an extraordinary extra virgin olive oil.

One of the hardest Extra Virgin Olive Oils to obtain, only 1,200 bottles were made, this is Mannucci-Droandi's top of the line.

Vintage Dated

  • Selected as one of the top 3 Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the Chianti Classico zone.
  • Featured in Marco Oreggia’s Guide to Italy's Top Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
  • Featured in the Slow Food Guide to Italian E.V.O.O.
  • USDA Organic.

The olives are grown, hand-harvested, and pressed at Mannucci-Droandi's estate in Italy.

500 milliliter (16.8 ounce) bottles

Price: $39.95
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marino.evoo.jpg Marino Novello Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2013 (Sicily, Italy)

Made in the prestigious Monte Iblei zone of southeastern Sicily, Marino's Novello Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains 100% Tonda Iblea olives. Early harvested, and 100% organic, this hand-harvested EVOO is made in small quantities. We only get 24 bottles a year!

The annual tasting of freshly pressed olive oil is a generations old tradition in Italy. Green olives are harvested in late December, just in time for the holidays. Unlike other olive oils, these novello (meaning new or fresh in Southern Italy; in Northern Italy they use the term nuovo) extra virgin olive oils do not spend any time in a settling tank, yielding an unfiltered and zesty olive oil. One must taste these truly fresh extra virgin olive oils and experience their fabulous vibrancy in order to understand why food loving Italians look forward to the yearly novello release!

This very special EVOO has earned the Marino family an outstanding rating by the 2010 Slow Food Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

The olives are grown and harvested at Marino's estate in Italy.

500 milliliter (16.8 fluid ounce) glass bottles

Price: $32.95 Quantity
gdevoo.jpg Gourmet Delights Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)
Gourmet Delights Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)
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We are so proud to be able to offer you our own branded extra virgin olive oil. Our goal was simple, to find an amazing extra virgin olive oil from Italy for daily use. We asked for it to be full bodied and delicious. We also asked for a price point below $20.

The wonderful people at Trampetti came through with their leccino/frantoio olive blend. They continued to meet the highest standards, as one would expect from Trampetti, and meet our goals as well.

The Trampetti farm is located in the prestigious Assisi-Spoleto hills of Umbria’s “gold coast” olive zone. There Massimo Sisani, third-generation descendant of Eugenio Trampetti, and Federico Bibi, Umbrian agricultural specialist, dedicate themselves to the production of one of the finest organic extra virgin olive oils in Italy. Same day, state-of-the-art mechanical (vs.chemical extraction which is inferior) processing of early hand picked olives results in an extra virgin olive oil with intense yet harmonious palate.

Trampetti’s high polyphenol levels (indicating quality of fruit) and low free oleic acidity levels (indicating freshness) have perennially put it at the top of all Italian extra virgin oils.

The olives are grown, hand-harvested, and pressed at Trampetti's estate in Italy.

500 milliliter (16.8 fluid ounce) bottle

Price: $19.85 Quantity
evoo.white.truffle.jpg I Peccati di Ciacco Alba White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100mL)
I Peccati di Ciacco Alba White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100mL)
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I Peccati di Ciacco is a first choice for lovers of Piedmontese cuisine at its best! Made in the village of La Morra, outside Alba, world-famous for wine and black & white truffles, each product is made in small lots according to regionally-inspired recipes with careful attention to maintaining freshness and homemade goodness.

This white truffle extra virgin olive oil is both aromatic and finely balanced. Each bottle, using top quality extra virgin olive oil, contains actual pieces of white truffle (Tuber magnatum pico). Spectacular in casseroles, vegetable and potato dishes, soups, gravies, meat sauces/entrées.... this is truly a chef's companion. On hot pizza, and on popcorn, it's perfect! A friend of mine keeps it in her purse for those "emergency" trips to fast food burger joints.... TRUFFLE FRIES :)

No preservatives!!

Do not be fooled by other truffle oils that use grape seed, sunflower, safflower, or even "olive oil"... if they went cheap on the oil you know they went cheap on the truffle. Demand "extra virgin olive oil," the best. Plus those other "truffle oils" do NOT have actual pieces of truffle in them, another cost cutting step which gives their truffle oil a chemically taste. So they went cheap on the truffle too.

Only buy truffle oils, like this one, that use EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL and that have ACTUAL PIECES of REAL TRUFFLE in EVERY bottle. That way you are guaranteed to get real, pure truffle flavor. It is a difference you can taste!

3.3 fluid ounce (100 milliliter) bottle

Price: $16.95 Quantity
savini_white_butter.jpg Savini White Truffle Butter

The Savini family business is world famous for their truffles. Since the 1920s, the family tradition of handcrafted truffle products has passed down over four generations.

The truffles are individually selected by Luciano and Cristiano Savini. They are personally out with the truffle hunters in the heart of Tuscany so they can guarantee the highest quality and ensure the origin of each and every truffle. The production of truffle products, like this exceptional truffle butter, is then carried out using traditional methods and solely at the request of the importer. This guarantees both the freshness of the product and the 'shelf life'. Every jar shows a "best by" date so you know you are getting the freshest butter available. Large visible pieces of real truffle are in every jar.

  • Start your day off with a perfectly cooked egg and some truffle butter.
  • Put it on hot baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and french fries.
  • Place a spoonful on your hot steak and watch it explode with truffle flavor.
  • A little bit with seared or grilled scallops is otherworldly.
  • Truffle butter for lobster? ABSOLUTELY!
  • Add a heaping teaspoon to your risotto 5 minutes before it is done to make truffle risotto!
  • Toast some bread, spread some truffle butter on it, add a touch of grated parmesan cheese, and serve as an appetizer.
  • Mix together an egg yolk, a teaspoon of truffle butter, copious amounts of grated parmesan cheese, and two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil as a sauce for pasta.
  • Rub it on a hot ear of corn on the cob.
  • Use it as your butter for popcorn... Truffle popcorn!
  • A perfect dipping sauce for a freshly cooked artichoke.

Ingredients: butter, white truffles 5% (Tuber borchii Vitt.), sunflower oil, salt, pepper.

Milk fat: 76%; Total fat: 95%

Shelf stable. Refrigerate after opening.

80g glass jar (2.82 ounces)

Price: $28.79
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savini_black_truffle_butter_80g.jpg Savini Black Truffle Butter
Savini Black Truffle Butter
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The Savini family business is world famous for their truffles. Since the 1920s, the family tradition of handcrafted truffle products has passed down over four generations.

The truffles are individually selected by Luciano and Cristiano Savini. They are personally out with the truffle hunters in the heart of Tuscany so they can guarantee the highest quality and ensure the origin of each and every truffle. The production of truffle products, like this exceptional truffle butter, is then carried out using traditional methods and solely at the request of the importer. This guarantees both the freshness of the product and the 'shelf life'. Every jar shows a "best by" date so you know you are getting the freshest butter available. Large visible pieces of real truffle are in every jar.

  • Start your day off with a perfectly cooked egg and some truffle butter.
  • Put it on hot baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and french fries.
  • Place a spoonful on your hot steak and watch it explode with truffle flavor.
  • A little bit with seared or grilled scallops is otherwordly.
  • Truffle butter for lobster? ABSOLUTELY!
  • Add a heaping teaspoon to your risotto 5 minutes before it is done to make truffle risotto!
  • Toast some bread, spread some truffle butter on it, add a touch of grated parmesan cheese, and serve as an appetizer.
  • Mix together an egg yolk, a teaspoon of truffle butter, copious amounts of grated parmesan cheese, and two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil as a sauce for pasta.
  • Rub it on a hot ear of corn on the cob.
  • Use it as your butter for popcorn... Truffle popcorn!
  • A perfect dipping sauce for a freshly cooked artichoke.

Ingredients: butter, black truffles 5% (Tuber aestivum Vitt.), sunflower oil, salt, pepper.

Milk fat: 76%; Total fat: 95%

Shelf stable. Refrigerate after opening.

80 gram glass jar (2.82 ounces)

Price: $28.79
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savini_sliced_black_truffle.jpg Savini Sliced Black Truffle

The Savini family business is world famous for their truffles. Starting in the 1920s, and continuing to this day, the family tradition of handcrafted truffle products has spanned over four generations.

During the harvest, the truffle gatherers collect both large and small truffles. The biggest ones are sold fresh to restaurants, while the smaller ones, with equally impressive flavor, are sliced, and through a very special proprietary method, preserved in olive oil. The flavor is identical to the fresh truffles, with the added benefit that you can keep them unopened in your kitchen for more than a year, and thus can have "fresh truffle flavor" anytime on a moment's notice.

These sliced black truffles are of the highest quality, and the Savini family ensures the origin of each and every truffle. This guarantees both the quality and the freshness. Every jar shows a "best by" date so you know you are getting the freshest truffles available.

  • Start your day off with a perfectly cooked egg and some sliced black truffles.
  • Stuff sliced black truffles under the skin of a chicken before roasting.
  • Add some slices to freshly cooked pasta... amazing!
  • A few slices on hot seared or grilled scallops is otherworldly.
  • Mix them into your risotto 15 minutes before it is done to make truffle risotto!
  • Save the olive oil, and you have authentic truffle oil!

Ingredients: 62% Italian black truffle (Tuber aestivum Vitt.), olive oil, salt, aroma, garlic, aromatic herbs, spice.

Shelf stable. Refrigerate after opening.

3.2 ounce glass jar

Price: $74.95
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mushroom.spread.truffles.jpg Mushroom Spread with Truffles
Mushroom Spread with Truffles
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Casina Rossa's Mushroom Spread with Truffles contains champignon and forest mushrooms, black truffles, vinegar, salt, and essence of white truffle. This epicurean blend of flavors adds a touch of class to antipasti, side, and main dishes. Try blending it into melted butter and serving it on top of baked or mashed potatoes for a real treat. It is amazing on top of a grilled steak, or spread on a lovely warm baguette. Of course you can simply apply the spoon method and just eat it straight out of the jar!

3.2 ounce glass jar

Price: $8.95
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ciacco.truffle.honey.jpg I Peccati di Ciacco Black Truffle Honey
I Peccati di Ciacco Black Truffle Honey
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I Peccati di Ciacco is a first choice for lovers of Piedmontese cuisine at its best! Made in the village of La Morra, outside Alba, world-famous for wine, and black and white truffles, each product is made in small lots according to regionally-inspired recipes with careful attention to maintaining freshness and homemade goodness.

I Peccati di Ciacco's Black Truffle Honey is a gorgeous, well-balanced version of the classic condiment. This black truffle-infused honey has a millefiori honey base with a richness to match the subtle infusion of real Italian black truffle - a whole flake is visible in every jar.

  • We love drizzling this on hard Italian cheeses for dessert!
  • Also try drizzling it over Stilton!
  • You can slice figs in 1/2 lengthwise. Scoop out a little crater. Mix some ricotta cheese with a TINY bit of truffle honey. Place the ricotta cheese/honey mixture back into the fig crater. Drizzle a little truffle oil on top.
  • Fabulous when drizzled on pears.
  • Great drizzled on nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc).
  • Have you considered a teaspoon in your tea? YUM!
  • And truffle honey on a white pizza is simply divine!

3.88 ounce (110 gram) net weight jar

Price: $11.95
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OrganicPolenta.jpg Tenuta Castello Organic Polenta

The Vercellone family has cultivated grains in the heart of the Po Delta near Vercelli in the Piedmont region of Italy for over 100 years. Their Tenuta Castello products are certified organic; hand-weeded instead of treated by insecticides and herbicides. Furthermore, Tenuta Castello grains are processed in traditional mills that leave much of each kernel's substance intact without polishing or shining. The result: full flavor, structure and consistency, and a high nutrient content. Tenuta Castello Organic Polenta is the gold standard unrivaled by its peers or by industrial-scale grains. Artisan quality and full flavor are hallmarks of the entire Tenuta Castello line.

Chefs praise Tenuta Castello's organic, stone-ground, corn flour made from local varieties of "red" corn (Marano, Astice, and Quattro File). Its whole grain flavor, and rustic texture, distinguishes it from other non-artisanal polenta flours.

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500 gram (1.1 pound) vacuum packed bag

Price: $11.95 Quantity
marino_organic_fennel_seed.jpg Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
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Two words describe the Sicilian terrain where our producer and friend, the Marino family, has generational roots as far back as they can remember: warm and pure.

The Marino family proudly produces organic food products on their farm in southeast Sicily, Italy, in the province of Siracusa. Their native terroir, enriched by the Sicilian sun, as well as by tradition-bound stewardship, yields deep, pure, amazing flavors.

Grown in the prestigious Monte Iblei zone of southeastern Sicily, this Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed is hand harvested.

Chew one-half teaspoon of fennel seeds after meals to prevent/relieve gas and bloating.

This is a micro-production, we only get 36 jars a year. GRAB SOME for your own kitchen!

1.6 ounce (50 gram) glass jar

Price: $15.95
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truffle.salt.jpg Truffle & Salt
Truffle & Salt
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This wonderful blend of ground Italian black truffle and sea salt is irresistible with eggs, grilled vegetables, baked potatoes, french fries, pizza, in soups, and on popcorn!

Main dishes, such as delicate fishes and light pastas, come alive with a sprinkle of this magical salt. Sprinkle it in chicken soup as you put it in the bowl for an amazing flavor!!

Every dish, every bite, becomes a special mouth-watering occasion.

If you love the taste of truffles, this is a MUST HAVE in your kitchen!

A friend of mine keeps it in her purse for those "emergency" trips to fast food burger joints.... TRUFFLE FRIES :)

Featured on Oprah Winfrey's O List and in the December 2009 issue of Bon Appetit Magazine!

3.5 ounce glass jar

Price: $27.95
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porcini.salt.jpg Porcini & Salt
Porcini & Salt
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Porcini & Salt is a natural blend of sea salt, sun dried porcini mushrooms, onion, garlic, and other spices. With its wonderful aroma and flavor, Porcini & Salt adds remarkable flavor to almost any cuisine.

Porcini & Salt will enhance the flavor of spaghetti, tagliolini, and mushroom filled ravioli. Use Porcini & Salt as a finishing touch to risotto or polenta. As a rub, Porcini & Salt will highlight the flavor of veal, pork, poultry, and fish. Even mashed potatoes will shine with the addition of this aromatic artisanal sea salt.

The unmistakable flavor of porcini combined with sea salt will turn your normal dish into something incredible.

Ingredients: sea salt, dried porcini mushrooms (Boletus Edulis), green onion, garlic, parsley, basil, black pepper, pink peppercorns, bay leaf, sage.

3.5 ounce glass jar

Price: $19.95 Quantity
saffron.salt.jpg Saffron & Salt

Saffron & Salt was inspired by the historical importance of saffron to the traditional rural economy of Abruzzo where producer Casina Rossa is located. Saffron & Salt is beautiful in its vibrant orange color, with whole saffron filaments mixed in, and its captivating flavor is perfect for white meat, seafood, and rice-based dishes.

The unmistakable flavor of saffron combined with sea salt will turn your normal dish into something incredible.

3.5 ounce glass jar

Price: $19.95 Quantity
fennel.salt.jpg Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
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Casina Rossa's Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen is crafted with top quality sea salt, blended with toasted fennel and organic fennel pollen from Tuscany's verdant Arno valley. This salt is an invaluable condiment for salads and vegetables, and is magic on bruschette, pastas, fish, chicken, pork, and grilled meats.

The unmistakable flavor of fennel combined with sea salt will turn your normal dish into something incredible.

Ingredients: Salt 90% (fennel seeds, black pepper, oregano, white pepper, laurel, grass pepper, curry, fennel pollen, thyme, juniper, pimento, mustard) in varying quantity.

3.5 ounce glass jar

Price: $24.00
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trio.jpg Salt Trio (Saffron, Porcini, and Fennel)

One jar each of the Saffron & Salt, Porcini & Salt, and Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen at 10% off the per jar pricing. We're sorry but as this is already special pricing, additional coupons and discounts do not apply.

We do offer FREE shipping on this Salt Trio to USA addresses including AP/AE and US Territories.

3.5 ounces per jar net weight.

Price: $59.85
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grilled.fennel.jpg I Peccati di Ciacco Grilled Fennel
I Peccati di Ciacco Grilled Fennel
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I Peccati di Ciacco is a first choice for lovers of Piedmontese cuisine at its best! Made in the village of La Morra, outside Alba, each product is carefully made in small lots according to regionally-inspired recipes. This artisanal process maintains the vibrant freshness, and homemade goodness, of the beautiful fennel flavor.

This vinaigrette-packed fennel will quickly become your favorite easy appetizer. Thinly-sliced fennel in a delicious white wine vinaigrette, this Grilled Fennel is ready to be paired with blue cheese, sliced meats, or smoked fish.

Some great health benefits:

  • Fennel's naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents provide pain relief.
  • Fennel is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and is a good source of fiber, potassium, and folate.

Ingredients: fennel, olive oil, salt, vinegar, white wine, parsley, garlic.

10 ounce glass jar

Price: $12.95 Quantity
radici_organic_olive_tapenade.jpg Radici Organic Olive Tapenade

In the beautiful Tuscan hamlet of Loro Ciuffenna, Sandra Masi, Viviano Venturi, and their small, skilled crew produce an amazing variety of organic products. Their focus is on regional, traditionally-inspired dishes created from local recipes and containing heirloom cultivars. Their 100% organic product line is internationally acclaimed. All Radici products are known for pure, focused flavors that elevate any home-cooked meal to restaurant quality.

This is the classic black olive spread made from the highest quality ingredients (we expect nothing less from Radici!). This is an amazing spread, and adds wonderful Mediterranean flavors to your cooking.

A must for bruschette, crostini, and pasta sauces!

Shelf stable. Refrigerate after opening.

Ingredients: black olives, extra virgin olive oil, anchovies, capers, lemon juice, brandy.

3 ounce (85 gram) jar

Price: $8.95
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Radici Organic Baby Artichoke Hearts
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In the beautiful Tuscan hamlet of Loro Ciuffenna, Sandra Masi, Viviano Venturi, and their small, skilled crew produce an amazing variety of organic products. Their focus is on regional, traditionally-inspired dishes created from local recipes and containing heirloom cultivars. Their 100% organic product line is internationally acclaimed. All Radici products are known for pure, focused flavors that elevate any home-cooked meal to restaurant quality.

Radici of Tuscany's Organic Artichoke hearts are packed in extra virgin olive oil with a hint of seasonings. Called Carciofi in Italian, these firm and tender organic artichoke hearts are irresistible.

  • Eat them right out of the jar, they are that good!
  • Ideal in vegetarian carpaccio
  • Perfect in a panini
  • Amazing in salads
  • Fabulous in caponata
  • Delicious in paella
  • Incredible on homemade pizza
  • Fantastic in risotto
  • Wonderful alongside pancetta as part of your next gnocchi creation

Everyone who tries these organic artichokes says the same thing, "these are the best artichokes I have ever had!".
We wholeheartedly agree.

And remember to save the extra virgin olive oil for drizzling on bread, or for your favorite salad dressings!

Certified organic.

Ingredients: Artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, spices.

9.9 ounce (280 gram) jar

Price: $15.95 Quantity
radici_white_bean_appetizer.jpg Radici Organic Tuscan White Bean Appetizer
Radici Organic Tuscan White Bean Appetizer
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In the beautiful Tuscan hamlet of Loro Ciuffenna, Sandra Masi, Viviano Venturi, and their small, skilled crew produce an amazing variety of organic products. Their focus is on regional, traditionally-inspired dishes created from local recipes and containing heirloom cultivars. Their 100% organic product line is internationally acclaimed. All Radici products are known for pure, focused flavors that elevate any home-cooked meal to restaurant quality.

This is a traditional Tuscan staple made into an American classic using Heirloom Cannellini beans from the province of Lucca (Cannellini di Lucca). These wonderful, organic white beans are cooked until tender, and then flavored with extra virgin olive oil, sage, and a pinch of salt. It makes for a delicious instant antipasto or side dish.

  • Eat them right out of the jar, they are that good!
  • Ideal in vegetarian dishes
  • Amazing in salads
  • Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil to top bruschetta
  • Mix with fresh tuna chunks for a delicious, protein-rich meal

And remember to save the extra virgin olive oil for drizzling on bread, or for your favorite salad dressings!

  • Ready-to-eat right from the jar!
  • Certified organic.

Ingredients: Cannellini beans, extra virgin olive oil, salt, sage.

12.7 ounce (360 gram) jar

Price: $12.95
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radici_organic_chianti_wine_jelly.jpg Radici Organic Chianti Red Wine Jelly

In the beautiful Tuscan hamlet of Loro Ciuffenna, Sandra Masi, Viviano Venturi, and their small, skilled crew produce an amazing variety of organic products. Their focus is on regional, traditionally-inspired dishes created from local recipes and containing heirloom cultivars. Their 100% organic product line is internationally acclaimed. All Radici products are known for pure, focused flavors that elevate any home-cooked meal to restaurant quality.

This wonderful jelly is created by slow cooking juicy, organic apples from the Arno valley with sweet spices, and Chianti red wine. The delicious result is a dense, 'Chianti-style' chutney, tailor-made as an accompaniment for beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and cheese plates. Great for freshening sauces, and perfect for creating your own exquisite glazes: simply paint it on pork, roasted chicken, or a holiday turkey!

Shelf stable. Refrigerate after opening.

Ingredients: Chianti red wine (alcohol free), raw cane sugar, apples, chili pepper, spices.

8 ounce (227 gram) jar

Price: $14.95
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San Marzano Creamy Vodka Sauce
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True to it's name, the San Marzano Creamy Vodka Sauce is made with real cream and real Vodka. They have also added imported Pecorino Romano cheese for that extra flavor and excitement.

This domestic San Marzano product has been cultivated in the USA using the same variety of seed used in San Marzano, Italy, which produces a tomato that is deep red, firm and meaty, and with very few seeds. They are low in acid and high in fruitiness because they are hand picked when they are fully ripened. They are firm because they have been scalded just long enough to loosen and remove the skin.

Rich, flavorful and creamy. The only way to get something better is to grow your own San Marzano Tomatoes in your backyard.

26oz jar

Price: $12.99 Quantity
arrabiatta.sauce.jpg San Marzano Arrabiatta Sauce

"Arrabiatta" means "fired up" or "very angry". A healthy amount of crushed red pepper seeds, garlic and onions provide that extra "fire" and gives this sauce it's name.

This domestic San Marzano product has been cultivated in the USA using the same variety of seed used in San Marzano, Italy, which produces a tomato that is deep red, firm and meaty, and with very few seeds. They are low in acid and high in fruitiness because they are hand picked when they are fully ripened. They are firm because they have been scalded just long enough to loosen and remove the skin.

Fiery and interesting. The only way to get something better is to grow your own San Marzano Tomatoes in your backyard.

26oz jar

Price: $12.99 Quantity
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San Marzano Marinara Sauce
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This domestic San Marzano product has been cultivated in the USA using the same variety of seed used in San Marzano, Italy, which produces a tomato that is deep red, firm and meaty, and with very few seeds. They are low in acid and high in fruitiness because they are hand picked when they are fully ripened. They are firm because they have been scalded just long enough to loosen and remove the skin.

Smooth, charming and interesting. The only way to get something better is to grow your own San Marzano Tomatoes in your backyard.

26 ounce glass jar

Price: $12.99 Quantity
cambados_squid_ink.jpg Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Jar

In the Mediterranean, squid ink is used in many recipes: Paella, risotto, black rice, soup, pasta, and of course Chipirones en su Tinta (squid in its own ink). It is also regularly included in seafood stews. In Italian cooking, it is used to prepare spaghetti al nero di seppia.

Squid ink contains numerous amino acids and polysaccharides, so in addition to being delicious in recipes, it is also known to have many health benefits including treating depression.

Yes this squid ink is the same ink that they squirt at their attackers in order to escape.

Conservas de Cambados is based in Galicia in Northeast Spain. This is the region of the Arousa Ría, which is well-known not just for its size, but also for the richness of its marine life.

Ingredients: cuttlefish ink, water, and salt.

3.2 ounce (90 gram) glass jar.

Price: $21.95 Quantity
cambados_squid_ink_packets.jpg Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Packets

In the Mediterranean, squid ink is used in many recipes: Paella, risotto, black rice, soup, pasta, and of course Chipirones en su Tinta (squid in its own ink). It is also regularly included in seafood stews. In Italian cooking, it is used to prepare spaghetti al nero di seppia.

Squid ink contains numerous amino acids and polysaccharides, so in addition to being delicious in recipes, it is also known to have many health benefits including treating depression.

Yes this squid ink is the same ink that they squirt at their attackers in order to escape.

Conservas de Cambados is based in Galicia in Northeast Spain. This is the region of the Arousa Ría, which is well-known not just for its size, but also for the richness of its marine life.

Ingredients: cuttlefish ink, water, and salt.

4 individual packets (0.14 ounce; 4 gram): 0.56 ounce (16 gram) total weight

Price: $9.95 Quantity
villa.manodori.artigianale.jpg Villa Manodori Aceto Balsamico of Modena “Artigianale”

Back in stock November 2014.

Villa Manodori Aceto Balsamico (authentic balsamic vinegar) “Artigianale” is a carefully crafted labor of love from Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-star Michelin restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Made in the tradizionale style and produced in limited quantities, the condiment is a combination of traditional balsamic and aged red wine vinegars. Maturing for a decade or more in barrels of oak, chestnut and juniper, the vinegar develops a shiny ebony color, pleasant woody aroma, raisin-sweet, tart taste and maple syrup texture. A true original, this versatile condiment is enjoyed as an alternative to precious traditional balsamic.

2001 Award - Winner Outstanding Vinegar at the Fancy Food Show

Drizzle this Balsamic Vinegar on:

  • grilled or roasted asparagus, vegetables or potatoes
  • hard Italian cheeses
  • strawberries and ice cream
  • Just a few drops to finish a caprese salad really makes this already wonderful dish incredible.

250 milliliter (8.5 fluid ounce) glass bottle

Price: $50.00 Quantity
balsamic.jelly.jpg Balsamina Cattani Balsamic Jelly

Back in stock Fall 2014.

Balsamina is a balsamic jelly made from an aged balsamic condiment. The sweetness of this decadent condiment dances on your tongue.

This is one of our favorite products, unique and quite special. It pairs perfectly with creamy cheeses and cured meats. We recently had it on smoked sturgeon as an appetizer, and of course we pull it out over Thanksgiving instead of the traditional cranberry sauce. Spreading it on slices of roasted turkey is simply divine! It has a magical flavor, and great mouth feel, that you don't get anywhere else. Please give it a try and find out why we went all the way to Italy to bring it back for you.

Perfect for your own kitchens, and it makes a beautiful gift in its thick-glass, wide-mouthed jar. Cattani has developed this jam especially for us, upholding our high standards of quality and our commitment to the best flavors the Mediterranean has to offer.

125 gram (4.4 ounce) wide mouth glass jar

Price: $25.00 Quantity
belazu_balsamic_vinegar.jpg Belazu Balsamic Vinegar
Belazu Balsamic Vinegar
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Back in stock late November 2014.

Raymond Blanc, owner of the Michelin 2-Star Restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, says "Belazu's Balsamic Vinegar is a must have ingredient in any kitchen, we wouldn't be without it at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons."

Carefully produced by a small family firm in Modena, Italy, this exceptional vinegar is a blend of cooked Trebbiano grape must (unfermented grape juice) and red wine vinegar. Over time, the blend evaporates in a series of wooden casks and the natural fruit sugars in the must contribute to the viscosity, and sweetness, of this remarkable vinegar.

The Good Housekeeping Institute Taste Test (August 2002, UK Edition) voted Belazu 1st Choice, starting that Belazu was a deep, rich brown vinegar with a thick, treacly consistency, a delicious oak flavour, hints of caramelised sugar and good contrast to the sharp acidity. You cannot imagine how good and mellow this is.

Belazu Balsamic Vinegar is great on:

  • grilled or roasted asparagus, vegetables, and potatoes
  • hard Italian cheeses
  • strawberries and ice cream
  • a caprese salad. It really makes this already wonderful dish incredible.
    • A little bit will do it, but we always tend to put on just a touch more.
  • hot pizza fresh out of the oven. Belazu gives it an outstanding flavor!

Belazu is our favorite Balsamic Vinegar and we highly recommend you try a bottle!

Aceto Balsamico Di Modena IGP

Ingredients: cooked grape must, wine vinegar.

Contains sulphites.

6% acidity

250 milliliter (8.5 fluid ounce)

Buy 2 or more, and get them for only $50 each!

Price: $54.95
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radici_organic_artichoke_spread.jpg Radici Organic Artichoke Pate/Spread
Radici Organic Artichoke Pate/Spread
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Back in stock mid-November 2014.

In the beautiful Tuscan hamlet of Loro Ciuffenna, Sandra Masi, Viviano Venturi, and their small, skilled crew produce an amazing variety of organic products. Their focus is on regional, traditionally-inspired dishes created from local recipes and containing heirloom cultivars. Their 100% organic product line is internationally acclaimed. All Radici products are known for pure, focused flavors that elevate any home-cooked meal to restaurant quality.

Take the already famous and delicious Radici organic Tuscan artichokes and puree them with extra virgin olive oil and herbs to create this light, yet intense, artichoke spread. It is superb on bruschetta, or you can use it in risottos, pastas, and vegetable dishes.

Shelf stable. Refrigerate after opening.

Ingredients: artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, salt, herbs, black pepper

3 ounce (85 gram) jar

Price: $8.95
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trampetti.silver.jpg Trampetti Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)
Trampetti Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)
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Back in stock mid-November 2014.

The Trampetti farm is located in the prestigious Assisi-Spoleto hills of Umbria’s "gold coast" olive zone. There Massimo Sisani, third-generation descendant of Eugenio Trampetti, and Federico Bibi, Umbrian agricultural specialist, dedicate themselves to the production of one of the finest organic extra virgin olive oils in Italy. Same day, state-of-the-art processing of early, hand-harvested, 100% Moraiolo olives results in an organic monovarietal extra virgin olive oil with intense yet harmonious notes of freshly-cut grass, fresh herbs, and artichoke.

Trampetti's high polyphenol levels (indicating quality of fruit), and low free oleic acidity levels (indicating freshness), have perennially put it at the top of all Italian extra virgin oils.

Each bottle is silver-wrapped to protect freshness and its back label is harvest-dated.

Featured yearly among Italy's Best Quality Italian Olive Oils.

Only Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Receive Best-In-Category NASFT nomination (2003).

The olives are grown, hand-harvested, and pressed at Trampetti's estate in Italy.

500 milliliter (16.8 fluid ounce) silver foil wrapped bottle

Price: $39.95
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trio.jpg Extra Virgin Olive Oil Trio 2013 (Droandi, Gourmet Delights, Trampetti)

Back in stock mid-November 2014.

This trio includes one of each of the following Extra Virgin Olive Oils (500mL per bottle):

  • Mannucci Droandi Organic DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tuscany, Italy.
  • Gourmet Delights Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Umbria, Italy.
  • Trampetti Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Umbria, Italy.

This Extra Virgin Olive Oil Trio is 10% off our regular price for an instant savings! We're sorry but as this is already special pricing, additional coupons and discounts do not apply.

We only use extra virgin olive oils in our kitchen, so only offer extra virgin olive oils to you. The term "extra" is the highest grade, and you thus know you have the best. To be graded "extra" it must have less than 1% free oleic acid, and must exhibit superior taste, color and aroma.

Price: $85.75
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Back in stock mid-November 2014.

This Casina Rossa extra virgin olive oil with black truffles (Tuber Aestivum) is aromatic yet subtle, extremely versatile, and great on risottos, pastas, pizzas, and popcorn! A real piece of truffle is in every bottle.

Nicola DeLaurentiis and his wife Paola operate Casina Rossa in the Abruzzo region of Italy. They are driven to tirelessly invent, improve, innovate, and refine their products.

Casina Rossa produces this extra virgin olive oil with black truffle by traditionally cultivating and harvesting Gentile, Intosso, and Ghiandaro olives from their family-owned trees. By coupling these traditional methods with modern continuous cycle processing, they produce a first class extra virgin olive oil. Try this extra virgin olive oil with black truffle on antipasti, risottos, and pastas.

Imported from Italy.

Do not be fooled by other truffle oils that use grape seed, sunflower, safflower, or even "olive oil"... if they went cheap on the oil you know they went cheap on the truffle. Demand "extra virgin olive oil," the best. Plus those other "truffle oils" do NOT have actual pieces of truffle in them, another cost cutting step which gives your truffle oil a chemically taste. So they went cheap on the truffle too.

Only buy truffle oils, like this one, that use extra virgin olive oil and that have actual pieces of REAL TRUFFLE in EVERY bottle. That way you can guarantee you will get the pure truffle flavor you expect, and demand.

It is a difference you can taste!

100 milliliter bottle (3.5 fluid ounce)

Price: $16.95 Quantity
madonna_raro_extra_virgin_olive_oil.jpg Madonna Raro Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2013)


The 2014 harvest is in late December, we expect to receive our allocation in March 2015.

Antonino Mennella is a passionate young extra virgin olive oil producer from the Salerno area of Campania, Italy. On his small 2,000-tree farm he produces this limited edition Raro ('rare') extra virgin olive oil by removing the pits of the Ravece and Rotondella olives, and then only pressing the remaining fruit. This process is known as "denocciolate".

This pitting before pressing is unique, and it creates an extraordinary extra virgin olive oil unlike any other you will find.

Antonino uses advanced pressing and processing technology to provide a super extra virgin olive oil with double the average content of polyphenol antioxidants, and an astoundingly low level of free oleic acid. As a result, this extra virgin olive oil has almost the same level of freshness as an olive still on the tree.

La Madonna dell’Olivo has optimal levels of vitamin E tocopherols, and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. This extra virgin olive oil has a remarkably well balanced flavor profile and is thus a ‘double winner’ -- an elixir of good health with amazing flavor.

This is a deep, intensely fruity extra virgin olive oil with irresistible aromas.

"My objective," says Antonino, "is to fight uniformity and exalt differences." Try this Raro Extra Virgin Olive Oil and you will see exactly what he means!

  • 96 out of 100 points in the esteemed Flos Olei 2011 Guide to the World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils by Marco Oreggia
  • Distinguished as "The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blended - Intense Fruity" by Flos Olei 2013 Guide to the World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils
  • Voted one of the Top EVOO Farms and a “Made with Love” Olive Oil

Olives grown and harvested at the La Madonna dell’Olivo estate in Italy.

2012 Vintage Dated

500 milliliter (16.8 ounce) bottles

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