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2017 LA International Olive Oil Competition Winners Announced

Manicaretti producers take home 11 awards, including a "Best of Show" award!

2017 LA International Olive Oil Competition Winners Announced

Now in its 18th year of competition, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition received 600 submissions from 369 producers. Judges participated in blind tastings over the course of 3 days, and the Manicaretti portfolio of extra virgin olive oils came out exceptionally...

Carnaroli Cacio e Pepe

Crispy, melted cheese, with bursts of pepper here and there. Yes, please! Carnaroli has the perfect texture and chew to give structure to this addictive dish, living up to the title: "king of Italian rice”. Rolando raves: “The right pecorino has to be ‘nasty’, with a...

Arborio Insalata Caprese

Arborio rice cooks to pillowy perfection for this delicate salad. Rolando raves: “The earlier you make it the more flavor you’ll get; make it ahead. It’s really delicious the next day too, just garnish with fresh basil.”

Vialone Nano Riso alle Vongole

The short, pebbly, grains of Vialone Nano are perfectly paired with flavors from the sea. It is no wonder its a favorite of coastal Veneto, usually served with squid ink. Rolando raves: “Try this as if making a fast brodetto di pesce, or a new twist to any seafood stew.”