Based in Chiusanico, in western Liguria, Italy, Ranise specializes in olive oils, olives (particularly the Taggiasca olive variety which only grows in this area), and other culinary specialties obtained from natural raw ingredients and free of colorings or preservatives. Ranise has named their exclusive line of products Ascheri 1960.
The Italian Riviera is famous worldwide for their Pesto alla Genovese and Pesto di Noce. Ascheri 1960 of Liguria not only make the perfect basil pesto, they have branched out with their take on the classic Sicilian pesto, known also as Pesto Rosso or Pesto alla Siciliana. Contains EVOO (43%), sun-dried tomatoes (25%), Genovese DOP Basil (7.5%), cashew nuts and Grana Padano DOP. Simply serve over pasta or use as a tomato paste to give extra flavour to sauces.