This perfectly balanced, velvety almond coconut spread by Pariani is a baker's dream. Sweet, creamy, and fragrant with Sicilian almonds and coconut, it’s just one of the unique chef-focused creations from this company based in the northern Piedmont region, known as the ultimate artisan producer of Italian nuts and nut products. Just about any confection will be made a little better with this dreamy combination.
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.