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, lesser know, outside of Liguria is their classic White Pesto. Also known as Salsa di Noce or Pesto di Noce, Ascheri 1960 makes their white pesto with walnuts (40%), EVOO (30%), cashew nuts and Grana Padano DOP. Simply serve over pansoti, ravioli, gnocchi or pasta - makes a simple bruschetta. Finish with parm or pecorino and fresh marjoram, thyme or oregano.