List of products by brand La Gallinara

The company born in 1984 as a small family business producing Ligurian food specialities. Their flagship is the ‘Pesto alla Genovese’ produced with the most important ingredient of the recipe, the Genovese POD Basil certified by the Consortium. Their goal is manufacturing Ligurian and Mediterranean specialities using high-quality raw material coming from the territory, and following the Italian traditional recipes.

The link with the local territory is La Gallinara main feature. For this reason, their name is inspired by the small island Gallinara, placed in front of the Albenga Municipality. In the past, it was inhabited by wild hens, but today it is an important nature reserve, which represents the ideal destination for divers who want to discover suggestive seabed and the statue of ‘Cristo Redentore’, immersed at a depth of 18 meters.

There are 13 products.

Walnut Sauce (130g) - La Gallinara


A traditional Ligurian recipe, with a delicate taste, obtained with carefully selected walnuts, enriched with olive oil, walnuts, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano and a hint of garlic.

Thanks to its versatility, this sauce can be served with every kind of fresh-filled pasta. It is particularly good when used to season ravioli, agnolotti, the typical Ligurian \'pansotti\', but also pasta, gnocchi and risotto. You may just need to add just some cream or some of the boiling water of your pasta.

Sundried Tomato Red Pesto (130g) - La Gallinara


A ready-to-use seasoning for all types of pasta and rice. Equally good as a spread on toast or as a garnish on starters.

This is the version with sundried tomato of the most traditional Genovese pesto. La Gallinara selects high quality tomatoes and DOP basil for this tasty red pesto, one of the indispensable condiments in the kitchen, to allow you to make delicious dishes even for last-minute guests or for those who have little time to devote to cooking.

Porcini Mushroom Cream (130g) - La Gallinara


A traditional Ligurian recipe. Porcini mushroom cream is excellent as a topping to your favourite dishes, including pasta, as well as to be spread on slices of bread or crackers. Tasty and flavoured, this artisan sauce will delight your taste buds.

La Gallinara has been preparing products based on quality ingredients for more than 30 years.

Pitted Taggiasca Olives (180g) - La Gallinara


The small and tasty olives from the west of the Ligurian Riviera add flavour to every dish. Perfect if added to oven baked fish and poultry.

These black olives, grown above the Mediterranean in sunny Liguria, are stored in their own oil, and have a clean, true olive taste that is incomparable. Already pitted, the olives are wonderful to eat as part of an antipasto spread, or to use in pasta sauces, meat, fish or poultry dishes, or on sandwiches.

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Pistachio Pesto Sauce (130g) - La Gallinara

£5.24 £6.99

A simple recipe resulting in a mouthwatering and distinctive product. This specialty pesto is an easy-to-use, ready-made condiment ideal to match any quirky pasta dish, meat or fish based, or simply spread on toasted bread.

The pistachio pesto is a domain with a fresh and aromatic taste that enhances the unique and unmistakable taste of these fruits. Made only with selected high quality ingredients. The pistachio pesto is the perfect condiment for fresh pasta, but can also be served with toasted crusty bread to serve as tasty snacks.

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Pink Pesto (130g) - La Gallinara

£3.63 £5.19

A ready-to-use seasoning for your favourite pasta, sliced bread, croutons, fish, pork or poultry.

This delicious Pink Pesto is an aromatic and delicate pesto made with chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, almonds, Grana Padano cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, a hint of garlic and just a light hint of gentle pink pepper. This pesto is the perfect combination of the traditional Pesto alla Genovese and the iconic Pesto alla Trapanese, a classic of Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Pesto alla Genovese without Garlic (180g) - La Gallinara


Pesto is a must! Here you can find a garlic-free version.

Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa, which is located in the northern region of Italy. Traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with parmesan cheese and olive oil. While one of the most popular uses for Pesto is as a pasta sauce, it can also be used as a spread or dip, salad dressing, or as an accompaniment to steak, poultry or fish.

Pesto alla Genovese (130g) - La Gallinara


A Pesto alla Genovese at its best! As well as an ingredient for the pressed sandwiches, it has many other uses — eat it with vegetables grilled on the barbeque, use it as a spread, or add it to minestrone soup.

The Genovese Pesto is our flagship, prepared following the traditional recipe. During the processing, it does not occur the pasteurisation and this is why their pesto has a bright green colour. The manufacturing involves the only use of Genovese POD Basil, and occurs in a few hours from its harvest in order to preserve all the plant’s properties. The main ingredients are: olive oil, Genovese POD Basil, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano, garlic, salt, pine nuts. Use the Genovese Pesto to season first courses, such as potato gnocchi, trofie with potatoes and green beans, Genovese minestrone soup and other types pasta, like trofiette, bavette, linguine, trenette, tagliatelle, tagliolini and lasagne. It is recommended to use it cold, adding a little cooking water and a trickle of olive oil. It is also good for exalting the flavour of tomato sauce, pasta salads, bruschetta, raw, gratin and grilled vegetables, boiled potatoes, or in combination with fresh and soft cheeses.

Mediterranean Sauce (130g) - La Gallinara


The Mediterranean cream is a tasty sauce made with aubergines, dried tomatoes, olives and capers. It is also excellent on hot and slightly toasted whole-wheat bread croutons or it can be used cold to season pasta, such as spaghetti, tagliatelle, fusilli and scialatielli.

Black Olives spread (130g) - La Gallinara


The Black Olive Spread is one of the most refined Ligurian specialties. The typical black-colored cream is composed by only 3 ingredients: black olives, extra virgin olive oil, salt. Olives are pitted and grinded in order to obtain a scented and homogeneous cream with a delicate taste.

It is ideal to garnish hard-boiled eggs and fresh tomatoes, or to be spread on toasted slices of bread. It can also be used also to season risotto and pasta. Great for vegetarians! To be simply enjoyed as an aperitif or used as an accompaniment to grilled meat or fish.

Aubergine Sauce (130g) - La Gallinara


Delicious dip sauce with aubergine. Perfect for dipping crisps, warm crusty bread, on bruschetta or as pasta sauce.

The Aubergine Sauce of La Gallinara, with its delicate taste, is made with the most tasty aubergine. It is a delicate and natural season obtained by aubergine that are chopped and mixed with capers, chilli pepper, garlic oil and oregano.

Artichoke cream (130g) - La Gallinara


The Artichoke Cream, with its delicate taste, is just made with the most tasty and tender artichokes. It is a delicate and natural season obtained by artichoke hearts that are chopped and mixed with: olive oil, wine vinegar, salt, extra virgin olive oil.

It is perfect for all light dishes, starters and finger food, such as toasted slices of bread, fish or white meat courses, and first dishes with rice. Ideal with boiled meat, roast, baked fish, risotto and spaghetti.