Why mess with perfection? This smooth-textured traditional pesto is packed with pungent garlic and tender basil, drowning in rich olive oil. It's so good, we've been eating it by the spoonful.
Enzo's olive oils are 100% homegrown and homemade, and they're using responsible irrigation practices to protect their farmland.
Why we love it
If your pesto dreams are grass-green and gorgeously garlicky, you’re a fan of what’s known as “Pesto alla Genovese.” Though pesto’s ingredients can vary, this is the basil variety that put it on the map. Enzo’s handcrafted recipe is lightweight, nutty, and totally versatile, so you can mix up your pesto pairings while keeping that fantastic, herb-rich flavor.
How it does good
Shaking up olive oil production for the better
Though olive oil has been around for millennia, modern oil production isn't always great for the environment. Soil erosion, water scarcity, and the use of pesticides are just a few problems, not to mention the fact that most olive oil comes from Europe, which means it has to be transported elsewhere. Enter Enzo Olive Oil Company. For four generations, the Ricchiuti family has been farming in the San Joaquin Valley, which boasts an optimal climate for plants with Mediterranean origins. Enzo grows 100% of their olives and crafts all of their oils onsite. This limits the effects of transportation and allows them to guarantee environmental integrity. They avoid chemicals, use drip irrigation to cut down on water usage, and recycle water waste to help with soil erosion and dust.
responsible sourcingEnzo works with PowWow Energy to monitor and improve its water and energy usage, and with WiseConn to enhance its irrigation procedures. They produce all their olive oil in-house, sourcing balsamic vinegar and pesto via small businesses. All of their bi-produce is reused.
supporting key causesEnzo is dedicated to helping its community, with initiatives supporting education, health care, and legislation of the olive oil industry.
recyclable packagingTheir glass jars and bottles are 100% curbside recyclable.