Each year we submit that year's harvested olive oil into internationally recognized blind tasting competitions. These olive oil tasting competitions determine who has grown, pressed, and bottled the best olive oils that year. We're proud that Bona Furtuna extra virgin olive oil continues to make its mark at these competitions. This year, we received twenty tasting awards, maintaining our position as the best organic olive oil producer in Sicily.
With over 12,000 olive trees of 9 different varieties growing in the foothills of Monte Barrau, it is the combination of the best Sicilian olives, our farm's biodiversity, and our closed-loop production system that produces our award-winning, world-class extra virgin olive oil.
Due to its mild and Mediterranean climate, Sicily's sweet and luscious stone fruits begin to ripen at the beginning of summer and are available through to the start of autumn. Draped in salty prosciutto and creamy burrata, this salad is quite simply addictive.
Sweet and juicy, grilled shrimp and warm sunny days go hand in hand. Dipped into a sunny mixture of our bright, beautiful and aromatic Pinzimonio Herb Blend and vibrant Heritage Blend Olive Oil, this grilled shrimp recipe is quick to assemble, and quick to disappear!
with a crispy crostini serving as the foundation for this delicious Italian appetizer, a bright whipped ricotta provides substance while our Invecchiato Balsamic from Modena adds tang and acidity to warm, caramelized grapes.
Allow the warm, rich scent of crispy chicken skin to fill your home and permeate your senses with nostalgia. Combining the aromatic flavors of our Herbe di Sicilia blend and bright Lemon Blossom Honey to brighten each bite, serve this melt-off-the-bone chicken with crispy potatoes, fresh salad, or lemon-drenched pasta.
For decades, the Mediterranean Diet has been lauded by doctors, scientists, and nutritionists for its evidentiary reduction in cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, type two diabetes, and weight loss for those struggling with obesity. With only small inclusions of lean meats like poultry, fish, and dairy, Extra Virgin Olive Oil serves as the main source of added fat and plays a crucial role in the success of this health-focused way of eating.
Native to the Monti Sicani region of Sicily, the Biancolilla Centinara olive tree species was thought to be extinct until a team of researchers at the University of Palermo, including our Chief Scientist and Master Botanist, Dr. Pasquale "Mimmo" Marino, rediscovered it. Self-pollinating and quick to produce fruit, Mimmo recognized the importance of this varietal and carefully nurtured the species to once again thrive in the soils of its heritage.