Ever wondered where the most famous Italian products come from? Who invented them and what was the sparkle that gave birth to a specific brand? Behind each and every traditional Italian food product there is an history of passion, courage and innovation, there are entrepreneurial foresight and belief, love for quality and Italianity. Browse through this section and discover the families and the stories behind the brands that represent the Italian culture all over the World.


Ambrosoli is one of the most famous Italian sweets company, producing honey and honey candies. It was founded in 1923 in the province of Como by Giovan Battista Ambrosoli.


Barilla S.p.A. was founded in 1877 in Ponte Taro, near Parma, by Pietro Barilla. The group produces several kinds of pasta and is the World's leading pasta maker. It is also the leading seller of bakery products in Italy.


Founded in 1956 in Bologna, the company CANNAMELA is the most highly recognised, distributed and purchased brand on the Italian market of spices and aromatic herbs.


Delicius was founded in Parma back in 1974. Ever since, it has been developing, producing and marketing preserved fish. Delicius  is now the Italian leader on the markets of anchovies, mackerels, pilchards and shrimps.

Giovanni Rana

Pastificio Rana SpA was founded 1962 in San Giovanni Lupatoto, by Giovanni Rana. The brand is now the unchallenged leader in the European fresh pasta market, thanks to its continuous innovation and to a real obsession for quality.


Negroni is the most well-known brand of charcuterie in Italy. It has been a leader in the market of premium delicatessen meats for over a century, and is still a landmark to consumers.


Parmalat is a multinational Italian dairy and food corporation, founded in 1961 in Parma. Specialised in UHT milk and milk derivatives, the group also has a widespread offer of fruit juices.  

Polenta Valsugana

Launched on the Italian market in the ‘50s, Polenta Valsugana is the leading brand in the Polenta sector and a synonym of quality, reliability, convenience, tradition and convivial pleasure.

Riso Gallo

Riso Gallo is one of the oldest rice-growing companies in Italy. The company started out back in 1856 with a factory in Genoa that processed imported paddy rice and exported it to South America. 

Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita Wine Group, founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr., includes eight wineries operating in five regions of Italy. Its product portfolio is an amazingly diverse mosaic of Italy‘s finest wine areas.

Vecchia Romagna

It was 1939 when the brand Vecchia Romagna was created to consacrate a brandy whose story dates back to the 13th century. The label depicting the Roman god Bacchus is now known throughout the World as a mark of distinction.

Amica Chips

Amica Chips is an Italian food company, founded in 1990 in Castiglione delle Stiviere (Mantua), specialised in the production of chips, breadsticks, croutons, snacks, breads and appetisers.


Bauli, founded in Verona in 1922 by the pastry chef Ruggero Bauli, is a leader in the market of seasonal and everyday baked products in both sweet and savoury categories.


Founded in Turin in 1856 by the 20-years-old Francesco Cirio, the company is specialised in the production of vegetable preserves, in particular in the processing of tomatoes. Since 2004 Cirio is part of the Conserve Italia Group.

Elah Dufour Group

The group Elah Dufour was founded 1982 in Genoa by Flavio Repetto and brings together four brands of the candy making industry: Elah, founded 1909; Dufour, founded 1926; Novi, founded 1903 and Baratti & Milano, founded in 1858.


Lavazza is the icon of Italian coffee in the world. A story of engagement, passion and creativity, drawing on an unswerving commitment to the planet and the world of coffee.


Noberasco is the Italian leader in the dry and dried fruit industry. A long entrepreneurial adventure is the result of the work of the Noberasco family, who has cultivated a passion for high quality dried fruit for over a century. 


Parmareggio, founded in 1983 in Montecavolo di Quattro Castella, on the hills around the area of origin of Parmigiano Reggiano, is a World leader in the production and sale of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.


Ponti SpA, founded in Sizzano in 1867 by Giovanni Ponti, is a World leader in the production of vinegar, pickles, vegetable preserves in oil, condiment and ready-made sauces. It mission is to make these products available anywhere in the World.


The story of the company began in 1867 in Lucca, when the young Filippo Berio began crafting olive oils worthy of his family and friends. Today Filippo Berio Olive Oil is renowned worldwide for its outstanding quality and flavor.

Santa Rosa

Since 1968, Santa Rosa has been making its jams keeping unchanged the genuineness and naturalness of fruit, thanks to conservation and production processes that respect and preserve the goodness and nutritional values of fruit. 


ZONIN1821 is one of the most important Italian wine producer and also one of the foremost worldwide. It distributes and markets still and sparkling wines under the Zonin label as well as those of the family’s nine estates.  


Gennaro Auricchio SpA, founded in 1877 in San Giuseppe Vesuviano (Naples), is a leader Italian company in the dairy sector, specialised in the production of provolone cheese and other cheeses made of ovine milk. 


Founded in 1908 in Milan, Bonomelli is a market leader in the production of chamomile infusions in filter bags and of Instant chamomile infusions with a range of unique products in a hich process content market segment.


Colussi was founded in Venice in 1911 by Angelo Colussi, coming from a family of entrepreneurs who had a passion for bakery and pastry-making. Nowadays, the Colussi Group owns some of the most important trademarks in the history and culture of Italian food.

Fabbri 1905

Quality, innovation, enthusiasm and ability to anticipate tastes and trends: Fabbri has featured these values for more than 100 years.


Ever since 1861, Regnoli & Figlio has been faithful to its mission: to offer the market high quality fish products. Since 1882 the company has been producing the Specialities making up its historical range under the “Medusa” trademark. 


Formed in 1967, Orogel is a consortium of Italian vegetable and fruit producers that has now grown to become Italy's leading brand of fresh frozen products.

Pizza Catarì

Pizza Catarì is a market-leading brand of instant pizza mix, the most well-known and loved by Italian families.


The Rio Mare brand was founded in 1965 for the production of its famous canned tuna in olive oil. The Worldwide well-known brand combines taste, wellbeing, reliability, safety and innovation.

San Benedetto

In 1956 the San Benedetto Group’s first factory was built in the heart of Sile Park. The Company took its name from the spring of the same name. An well-known spring already in Roman times, it was subsequently appreciated by 18th-century aristocrats. They regarded it as 'acqua della salute' (water of health) thanks to its balanced organoleptic composition.


Founded in 1990 in Bologna by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi, Valsoia is Italy's leading health food company. Its meat and dairy-free products have been developed with equal attention to the healthy ingredients as well as to the culinary delights.