Pesto Genovese D.O.P.
Pesto is the typical sauce, originating from Genoa, that people throughout Liguria (Italy) use to dress pasta. Traditionally potatoes and string beans are added to the dish, boiled together with the pasta. However, it can be used in a variety of equally delicious ways in the kitchen, such as on pizza, in a dip for crudites and in dressings for vegetables to name a few.
The name pesto comes from the Genoese word pestà meaning to pound or grind referring to the process of crushing the basil, pine nuts and garlic, traditionally in a pestle and mortar.
The secret of our Pesto is in the high percentage of pine nuts and the quality of basil: only Genoese Basil P.D.O. grown in open-air fields under the Ligurian sunshine.
- Basil Pesto is made with Genovese basil D.O.P. Intensely fragrant
- This authentic Italian pesto also contains EVOO, Grana Padano D.O.P, Pecorino Romano D.O.P, pine nuts, garlic and salt
- This famous Italian sauce is served with spaghetti, lasagna, and gnocchi
Pesto is the typical sauce that people from Liguria (Italy) have always used to dress pasta.
Pesto Genoese P.D.O.