Il Colle del Gusto
Luscious Dessert Spreads from Rome
If it weren't for their yellow umbrella, we may have never discovered Il Colle del Gusto tucked in the corner of the farmers' market in Rieti, just outside of Rome. The bright, cheerful color drew us over to their little stand, where we encountered these extraordinary nut spreads and learned the company's winsome story.
When they met, Antonio della Corte was creating sweet sauces for gelaterie and pastry shops and Anna Maria Conti was running a farm and bed-and-breakfast. The two combined their talents (they're partners in life as well), producing a line of spreads made with Anna Maria’s own extra virgin olive oil and nuts grown on friends’ farms.
We met them just three months after the launch of their delicious creations, and we loved the spreads so much that we decided right there and then to bring them back for you.