Almond lovers, we've found your holy grail in this Sicilian almond paste from Pariani. It’s made purely from Romana almonds from Val di Noto, an ancient, ultra-flavorful variety that thrives in southeastern Sicily—no sweeteners or preservatives involved. The almonds are peeled, roasted, and ground to make this silky smooth paste with a rich flavor and a velvety texture that's ready to be eaten in a multitude of delicious ways.
Based in Givoletto, just outside of Torino, Pariani’s slogan is “Research and Excellence”—and they mean it! Research is, in fact, the way the company began; the founder, Mattia Pariani, was a student at the University of Torino when his thesis on hazelnut oil won the National Innovation Prize. Not content to stay on the academic side, he decided to turn his prize-winning idea into action. He founded his namesake company in 2010, focusing on oil and other products made from the world-famous nocciola Piemonte.
Over time, Pariani has expanded its focus to the five essential Italian nuts—hazelnut, pistachio, almond, walnut, and pignoli (pine nuts)—and candied fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients. Through it all, they’ve become a world-reknowned artisan producer with a reputation for the highest quality. Their mission: To create unusual ingredients and products, to satisfy even the most demanding palates, and to inspire creative recipes. Those unusual products have found fans in Michelin-starred kitchens around the world, and are truly a chef’s best friend. Pariani partners with select farmers around the country to source their ingredients, and only the best of the best will do.