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.
This Month's Recipe
BALSAMIC PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO
Few things are as comforting in the depths of winter as a warming bowl of rich Italian risotto. Porcini mushrooms from the Apennine mountain region of northern Italy burst with flavor and a wonderful earthy, mountain forest aroma. This month’s box also includes our floral Oregano Salt, Heritage Blend EVOO, and the elegant 7-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar.
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.
The Taste of Elegance
Inhale the aroma of this powerful vinegar and be greeted with a woodsy, acidic-sweetness. Once it touches your tongue, the taste of sour cherries and freshly picked summer raspberries bursts forward immediately before moving through the sweetly-bitter flavors of darkly caramelized sugar, and leaving you with the most subtle aftertaste of freshly ground coffee. Using only the deftest touch do we craft, age and bottle the smooth, elegant taste of this syrupy elixir for you to enjoy.
Sea Salt with a Floral Infusion
Irrigated with pure spring water, aromatic oregano flowers are hand harvested from the slopes of Monte Barrau and Monte Castro on La Furtuna Estate, air dried by the sweeping Mediterranean breeze and infused into pure 100% Sicilian Sea Salt. This floral oregano salt is perfect for finishing pasta and vegetable dishes alike.
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 (3-5 items) every month and can cancel at any time. Each box also has a recipe that uses all of the products included.
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-10th of the month will ship out the next business day. Orders placed on the 11th-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 15th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Best lemon sauce ever!
We love using all of the BF products that come from the monthly subscription, and the most recent products were for a fish dish with a Greek lemon sauce. Easy to make, but the BF ingredients made a fantastic sauce that my husband raved about, saying it was the best he had ever tasted! The combination of the BF olive oil, sea salt with lemon, dried basil, and amazing salted Sicilian capers was a real winner! Definitely five stars!
Love the lemon salt. A pinch is perfect on so many dishes. Was considering canceling my subscription until I tried the olive oil! Absolutely amazing olive oil. Great for finishing almost anything. Excellent dipping quality bread in it too!
Thank you for the feedback Nancy! The Grand Cru included in this month's box is one of our finest- very glad to hear you enjoyed this month's delivery!
Good but pricey
Olive oils and vinegars are quite good. Pasta is fair. Price for what is provided is a bit on the high side.
Nothing better anywhere...
Wonderful. This is real food as God intended it...pure and made with love and care. The recipe was extraordinary. Please keep doing all you are doing. Thank you.
Grazie mille Bill! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the recent recipe; we've got plenty more delicious plans in the future for our subscriptions so be on the lookout!
Delicious in every way
I ordered a monthly subscription for my husband for his birthday. For his first month, he received Rosemary marinara sauce, olive oil, roasted garlic sea salt and roasted fennel. Every product was delicious as was the recipe included. Although time consuming to prepare, it was easy to follow and so, so good. It was a prepared beef skewered with vegetables, rosemary and bay leaf. We had lots of leftovers. I put the leftover beef on a ciabatta roll toasted and broiled with butter, marinara and some of the pecorino romano and bread crumb beef dredge mixture then topped all that with the rosemary marinara. Yum. Thank you for making excellent products and shipping them so promptly. We look forward to next month and hope to visit your beautiful farm some day. You are preserving the beauty and goodness of this world loaned to us on faith.
Suzanne, grazie mille for your positive review. We're thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the Spiedini recipe with your first subscription! And your use of the leftovers is making us hungry- sounds delicious! We hope you continue to enjoy the upcoming subscriptions- we've got some fun stuff we've been working on :)