A raw and unpasteurized pesto made with DOP (protected designation of origin) Riviera Basil from Liguria, grown just east of Genova, where pesto originated in the 1800s. Also made with D.O.P. Grana Padano cheese, this bright and flavorful “fresh” pesto is ideal with Ligurian pasta such as Trofie or Trenette. It is a perfect balance of the sweet basil and savory cheese.
About the maker
The Ranise family lives in the Taggiasca olive-growing area of Liguria, where these small, flavorful olives have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. Taggiasca olives are picked from trees whose roots are tangled in the steep rocky slate walls of the ancient terracing of this seaside valley. They are pressed into a buttery and delicate extra virgin olive oil with a mineral fruitiness that enhances the flavor of delicate Ligurian specialties like pesto, seafood, or vegetables. Check out all our Ranise products on our site – 100% Italian, 100% Ligurian.