Filippo Berio, one of the nation’s top-selling olive oil and pesto brands, introduces two vegan pestos to its sizeable pesto lineup. The 155-year-old Italian brand has launched Basil and Sundried Tomato flavors that feature tofu as a replacement for cheese while retaining the brand’s signature extra virgin olive oil, high-quality ingredients and authentic pesto flavor.
Plant-based and both dairy and gluten free, the two pestos are certified by The Vegan Society. With no heating or cooking required, the new products are convenient and highly versatile for any use, from spreading on sandwiches and pizzas to stirring into vegetables, pastas, grains, dips and more — further enhancing any dish’s flavor.
As a leader in the global olive oil industry, Filippo Berio has long been a favorite of health-conscious consumers, who also reach for its variety of specialty wine vinegars, balsamic vinegars of Modena and glazes. This pesto product release further extends Filippo Berio’s portfolio in the growing plant-based foods market, which is expected to reach $162 billion globally within the next decade, according to a 2021 report by Bloomberg Intelligence. The new Basil pesto and Sundried Tomato pesto expand the options for those looking for quality plant-based products without compromising on taste.
“After ongoing recipe development and countless blind taste tests comparing our Classic pesto and vegan recipes, we are thrilled to launch two flavorful and delicious vegan recipes that live up to the high quality standards of the Filippo Berio brand that consumers have come to know and trust. We are confident our new products will become mainstays for those who are vegan or otherwise looking for plant-based alternatives,” said Dusan Kaljevic, deputy CEO of Filippo Berio USA.
This expansion into the vegan market is widely in response to the increasing number of consumers who are reducing their consumption of animal products for health and environmental benefits. Filippo Berio recognized this shift and, as a brand that’s dedicated to sustainability, health, quality and flavor, wanted to provide the best-tasting option for this consumer segment.