Not all pestos are green. Pesto comes from the Italian word Pestare, meaning to grind. In Sicily, the most famous pesto is pesto allá trapanese, from the Mediterranean town of Trapani, Sicily. Adding tomatoes and swapping pine nuts for almonds, Sicilians took the pesto alla genovese and made a dish that's uniquely their own.
SICILIAN OLIVE OIL
Discover why Bona Furtuna has received 25 olive oil tasting awards in 2022 with this month’s organic subscription. Enjoy our flagship Sicilian Heritage Blend EVOO or spice it up with some Chili Infused Olive Oil. Find out why Sicily makes the best pasta and discover native Sicilian Genco Almonds. Or try our new Pinzimonio Herb Blend dipped with some oil & bread. Includes delicious recipes for Sicilian pasta salad and grilled branzino.
A True Taste of Sicilian Heritage
Grown and bottled on La Furtuna Estate in the Sicani Mountain region, our Heritage Blend Sicilian extra virgin olive oil is one to remember. Persistent and harmonious, it hosts a soft flavor of fruity, golden notes with a nose of artichoke, green tomato and almond.
On the palate, this cold-extracted, high-quality olive oil is incredibly smooth and balanced with a medium spice. Take a teaspoon right out of the bottle, drizzle on a leafy salad, or pair with a Bona Furtuna Salt and Herb blend for an electrifying meat rub.
Tickle Your Senses
Coating your lips with the soft, rounded characteristics of our signature extra virgin olive oil, this chili infused oil quickly peppers the back of your throat and tickles your tongue, before gently caressing your senses once more with the familiar flavors of grass, sun, and soil. Enjoy with soft boiled eggs or freshly baked rosemary focaccia.
Grandma Rosalio’s Minty Secret
The secret to our stunningly balanced blend lies in Grandma Rosaria’s mint, found only on La Furtuna’s estate. Bold red garlic carries this Pinzimonio blend, lightened quickly by the freshly sweet presence of mint, and given character by the pleasant sting of black pepper and chili. Add this to your favorite olive oil and sop up with freshly baked bread or sprinkle over top of a bistecca alla Fiorentina.
The Snacking Spread
Known as the snacking olive, Sicilian green olives are distinctly pleasant with their smooth, buttery, and subtle flavoring. Spread this tapenade on crusty bread, bake onto a white fish, and serve alongside a crisp glass of white wine.
Made by rolling a square of pasta around a ferretto pin, the sauce clings in the creases of the pasta for a flavorful bite every time. Enjoy our Casarecce pasta like the Sicilians do: doused with the sun-sweetened flavors of Sicily, such as luscious eggplant, juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, spicy garlic and fresh fish. With the taste of the sun on your lips, Casarecce will transport you to the turquoise shores of the Mediterranean.
About Società Bona Furtuna
What is Società Bona Furtuna?
It’s a monthly food subscription box featuring Bona Furtuna products. It's also an exclusive Bona Furtuna club membership that gets you early access to new items, harvests, and special discounts.
How does the subscription program work?
Once you sign up, you will receive a box of Bona Furtuna premium Italian fare (usually 4-7 items) every month and can cancel at any time. Each box also has recipes featuring some of the products included that month.
Do you ship the fresh items needed for the recipes?
We do not ship any of the fresh items, only the Bona Furtuna products and farm-exclusive items that each monthly recipe is centered around.
I don’t have a lot of time, how long do the recipes take?
All of our recipes are targeted to be ready in 30 minutes, but there is an occasional recipe that may take longer. Our priority is to have beautiful Sicilian recipes that are simply delicious.
Can I give a subscription to someone as a gift?
Of course! Check out our Gift Subscription options here. Remember to include a gift message on the Shopping Cart page before you checkout!
Do I have to get a box every month?
We offer our recurring subscription in three options: every month, every other month, and every three months (quarterly).
How do gift subscriptions work?
The gift recipient will receive a box of Bona Furtuna premium Sicilian fare (3-5 items) for 1, 3, or 6 months depending on which gift option you select. Each box will also have a recipe that uses all of the products included.
What if I want to continue my subscription after the gift period ends?
Order our Monthly Subscription after the gift subscription ends to continue to enjoy all of the Sicilian deliciousness and Bona Furtuna elite status you've grown accustomed to.
How do I order more than one subscription?
Our system currently only allows one shipping address per order.
If you have 2-3 subscriptions to order, it's easiest to checkout separately for each subscription.
If you have 4 or more subscriptions, send us an email with the following and we can create the orders for you and save you some time.
1) recipient name(s)
2) shipping address
3) subscription type
4) your name & billing address
5) gift messages (optional)
Billing & Shipping
I just joined Società, when will I receive my first box?
Orders placed on the 1st-15th of the month will ship out the next business day. Orders placed on the 16th-31st of the month will ship out on the 1st business day of the following month and should arrive within 3-7 days of shipping (Ex: an order placed on March 20th will ship on April 1st).
When will I be billed?
You are billed the day you place your first order, and then on the 1st of every month you receive an order.
Gift Subscriptions are billed all at once at the time of purchase.
Why doesn't my discount code work on Società Subscriptions?
Società Bona Furtuna Subscriptions are excluded from almost all discount code offers, unless noted otherwise. Our Subscriptions already offer products at a bundled discount and include free shipping.
How much is shipping?
Società Bona Furtuna subscription boxes all have free standard shipping within the continental US. Shipping to HI/AK/Territories is $19.95.
What countries do you ship to?
We are currently shipping our subscription box to the United States only.
Can I buy just one box?
Yes, check out our 1-Month Gift Subscription if you are interested in a single box for yourself or as a gift.
Can I skip a month?
Absolutely. Login to your account at least three days before the 1st of the month and you can select SKIP under the "Order Schedule" tab.
Don't have an account or don't want to create one? No problem. From the same Login page click on the link "Having issues managing your subscriptions?" and you can have a link sent to the email used to order the subscription.
You can also email us at email@example.com and we’ll take care of it for you.
When do boxes ship?
Boxes ship on the first business day of the month.
If it’s your first Società box, it will depend on when you ordered it. Orders placed on the 1st-10th of the month will ship within 24 hours and your second box will be shipped on the 1st of the following month. Orders placed on the 11th-31st of the month will start on the 1st of the following month.
It’s the middle of the month and I just placed an order- do I have to wait until the first of the month?
Eager to get your order right away? Send us an email and we'll do our best to get your first box started early.
Are your subscription sets vegan or vegetarian-friendly?
All of our products are vegan with the exception of our Stuffed Peppers with Tuna. Some of the recipes for the subscription may call for meat or cheese, but these can easily be substituted for a meat or cheese alternative.
Do you offer gluten-free options?
We unfortunately do not have a gluten-free option currently. All of our products except our pasta are free of gluten. About 2/3 our monthly subscription sets will contain a box of pasta.
Are all of the products organic and non-GMO?
Yes, all of the Bona Furtuna products are certified organic and non-GMO with the exception of our 100% Pure Sicilian Sea Salt. Any farm-exclusive products included will also be organic and non-GMO, but they will not be certified as such.
I bought this for my friend and she loves it. She cannot stop talking about it. I would recommend it.
Magnifico, Marylou! We're so pleased to hear that your friend is enjoying everything in her Italian monthly subscription! We like to think of it as a monthly Italian pantry refresh on some unique and delicious items ;)
I ordered the 6-month subscription for my parents and am not disappointed. Each recipe is specifically curated and ingredients are especially sourced and chosen to enhance the dish. Expect to buy all the fresh ingredients yourself - but that is not a detractor for this box. You can substitute for your own dried ingredients, but there really is a difference, so just get the fresh ones. My only comment would be that for smaller dishes, like the risotto, more ingredients should be included. This is a premium box and I did not expect that 70 percent of the ingredients needed to be purchased for a dish like that. All of the olive oils included, in particular, are superlative - fresh, bright, and clean. 4 out of 5 stars and an absolute must buy subscription!!
Ethan, thank you for the honest feedback. We're thrilled you and your parents are enjoying the subscription.
Hooray for Bona Furtuna!!!
Grazie John! We're thrilled to hear that the subscription is being enjoyed!
Best investment ever!
A new surprise and recipe each month! I am doing this over and over - loved it and shared with family and friends. Took my cooking to a new level!
Grazie mille Kathleen! We hope you have as much fun making the monthly recipes as we do creating them!
Love love these products!
My sauces/recipes are getting rave reviews! And my 2- year old granddaughter is learning her Sicilian heritage!
Grazie Kathleen! Wait until you get to try our December recipe of stuffed paccheri pasta- eccellente!