The Tonda Gentile hazelnut of the Langhe region of Italy is regulated by the Italian government—in the same way that Prosciutto di Parma is—to ensure that the quality and reputation of this incredible nut remains intact. The pure flavor of the oil that Mattia Pariani extracts from theses special hazelnuts is absolutely sensational.
Rich and buttery with a strong, toasty flavor and clean finish, this Roasted Hazelnut Oil is gorgeous drizzled over carpaccio of beef or crudo of wild salmon. The bold flavor makes a great complement to bitter greens like endive or radicchio. Try drizzling it over a salad of endive with avocado and orange segments. And we love to grace egg pasta with a few drops along with thin shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano. For the ultimate holiday hors d'oeuvre, serve a slice of seared foie gras atop a round of toasted brioche and finish with fleur de sel and a drizzle of hazelnut oil.
About Pariani: Pariani is world renowned for their top quality nuts and nut products. The founder, Mattia Pariani, began his love affair with Italian D.O.P hazelnuts during his studies at the University of Torino, where his thesis on hazelnut oil won the National Innovation Prize. Not content with scholarly writing and research, Mattia began sourcing the finest hazelnuts, extracting and bottling his own oils from the finest Piemontese hazelnuts and quickly gained a reputation as the ultimate artisan producer of Italian nuts. Mattia’s passion is evident in all of the Pariani products, like his whole Italian Pinenuts and Sicilian Pistachios.