The magic ingredients of this traditional Ligurian delicacy are tomato, basil, garlic, nuts, olive oil, pecorino romano & grana padano PDO cheeses. The delicacy and sweetness of tomatoes is combined with fresh basil, which has a wonderful pungent aroma and an incredible flavor that is a cross between licorice and cloves, to provide along with all other quality ingredients a wonderful harmony of flavors . Pesto, which originated in Genoa, Italy, comes from the Italian word pestare that means to pound or to bruise. The perfume of the sweet tomatoes & fresh basil blended together harmoniously with the other ingredients, keeps the traditions of the Italian cuisine and bring its flavor to all dishes. Pesto is one of the most satisfying raw bases for making sauces in Italian cooking. It is the classic accompaniment to pasta, however can also be served on sliced beef or other meat & poultry dishes.