Bronte Pistachio pesto is a unique blend of pistachio from Bronte in Sicily and extra virgin olive oil from the same area. The fragrant nutty aroma is complemented with the addition of roasted almonds, basil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. This pesto is elegantly crafted with taste so fresh, delicate and refined to the palate, it is little wonder that it is our all time favourite and gem of pride.
Bronte Pistachios are known for their vibrant emerald-green coloration and intense flavor – unlike the more yellowish pistachios that grow in other regions of the world. Bronte pistachios are considered the world’s best and many believe they have 3x the flavor than that of your standard pistachio. Furthermore, Bronte Pistachios represent less than 1% of the world’s pistachio production which makes them extremely prized. Grown in the hilly lands around Bronte, near Mount Etna in eastern Sicily, the fertile soil and climate are what makes them special.
Brontese farmers perceptively noticed that pistachio trees give higher quality nuts, along with a greater yield, if allowed to skip a year of harvesting. They found that if the tree rests one year, it has more vigor to produce the prized fruit. Hence, on the off year the Brontese farmers prune all the buds from the pistachio trees thus eliminating not only the leafing of the tree, but the opportunity to harvest the nuts. They are never fertilized nor irrigated, and only slightly treated. The following year they allow the fruit to grow normally and harvest the world-renowned nuts.
Ingredients: Bronte Pistachio, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, roasted almonds, basil, salt, pepper
Good for: 4~6 pax, so it works out to $3.40/pax. Now you can enjoy restaurant-quality food at a fraction of the price!
Net Weight: 180g
Delicious as a condiment for pasta dishes, fish dishes or to flavor bruschetta.