Liguria, with its sun and sea-kissed climate is the cradle of aromatic herbs and the use of such herbs is an ancient tradition for the local people.
According to legend, a Genoese monk first experimented a basil-based sauce in the Middle Ages. The first recipe for Pesto was mentioned in a written work of the mid 1800s, "La cucineria genovese (Genoese Cooking)".
Since then, thanks to the ships that set sail from the port of Genoa to far flung destinations,
this extraordinary recipe became known and valued almost everywhere,
taking a bit of Liguria all over the world.
As well as being a delicious sauce, Pesto has excellent qualities.
Indeed, Basil is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic,
digestive and antidepressant properties.
This is due to its leaves being rich in
eugenol, a substance that also gives
Basil its characteristic fragrance.
In its Savona factory
Buona Compagnia Gourmet
prepares its Pesto Genovese according to
Ligurian tradition. The ingredients used
are carefully selected; first and foremost
PDO Genoese Basil.
Production is monitored right down to the smallest detail,
in full respect of the artisan tradition
of the original product.
Ingredients of genuine Pesto Ligure:
PDO Genoese basil - Extra-virgin Olive Oil
PDO Parmigiano Reggiano - PDO Pecorino cheese -
PDO Pecorino Romano cheese - Garlic - Pine nuts - Pinch of salt.
And thus, tradition is combined with innovation!
Buona Compagnia Gourmet operates in accordance with tradition
focusing particularly in its production process on performing all the
pesto preparation operations
in full respect of the quality of the product.
For a product that is always tasty and on-trend!