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This pesto is made according to an old traditional recipe with DOP basil and parmigiano which has been aged for 30 months. Unpasteurised, it keeps for 24 months. For the traditional dish of pasta al pesto, some thin potato slices and a handful of green beans are added to the water in which the pasta is being cooked. When serving the pasta, mix with a little of the cooking water and cold pesto. Add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, mix it all together and you have the traditional pasta al pesto.
Extra virgin olive oil 62%, concentrated genovese basil pdo 26%, pine nuts, salt, seasoned parmigiano reggiano cheese (milk, salt, rennet), white wine vinegar. Acidifying: lactic acid, citric acid.
This pesto is an excellent accompaniment to vegetable soups, any type of sauce, cooked potatoes and stuffed eggs. Simple and quick –tomato halves covered with pesto, sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked in the oven for 25 minutes.
The oil mill of Frantoio D'Oneglia is located in the small, picturesque village of Sant`Agata d`Oneglia, in the hilly countryside of Imperia, overlooking the Ligurian coast, where their family has been making typical regional products from our small, highly aromatic Taggiasca olives for over 190 years. The olive trees are pruned and harvested by hand. The rhythm of the seasons revolves around the harvest.
This company's great success lies in the fact that the products are not mass-produced, and their consistently high quality is appreciated by lovers of Mediterranean cuisine from France to Germany, from Japan to North America, as well as by famous chefs and the best delicatessen dealers.
They are are a member of the elite group –“Corporatione dei Master Oliari", which is dedicated to the manufacture of, and research into, olive oil. They have received the highest accolade from the "Ercole Olivario" chamber of commerce, with the classification “fruity” for our oil and the award of COUNTRY FAIR Olive Oil of the World, - the "Oscars for the olive", in L.A.
The history of the olive oil mill of Sant’Agata d’Oneglia and the Mela family is inextricably linked to the history of Taggiasca olive trees: a variety which was introduced to the west coast of Liguria by Benedictine monks in 1600.
In 1827, the Mela family – one of the oldest families in Sant’Agata d’Oneglia – began to dedicate themselves to the production of extra virgin olive oil, pressing the sweet, tasty Taggiasca olives with the help of the village’s small stone press, which was operated by expending great physical effort.
Nowadays, this type of press has been replaced by new technology and more modern methods of production, which are able to ensure the quality and authenticity that customers look for and appreciate.
However, even though more modern equipment has replaced the old methods of production, the principles underlying the production of olive oil, and the passion and ability of the Mela family remain unaltered. These are the very values responsible for the success of the traditional recipes of the Mill and its extra virgin olive oil.
Its specialities are the first choice of chefs working in the most famous restaurants, as well as the most discerning delicatessen shops that promote typical Ligurian flavours, in countries as far apart as France and Germany, the United States and Japan.