Chef Amy Riolo

We are excited to announce our latest collaboration with Chef Amy Riolo! Chef Amy is an award-winning, best-selling author, chef, tv personality, and Mediterranean diet advocate. We connected with her instantly on her love for food, specifically high-quality, well-made ingredients. With this, we began offering her very own extra virgin olive oil and curated a gift box of her classic Italian favorites! 


Behind The Olive Oil

Chef Amy Riolo’s privately-labelled Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tenute Cristiano– an award-winning, fourth generation family-owned estate in Italy’s Calabria region, where Amy's family is from.

"To me, olive oil is much more than my favorite food product to work with and recommend, it is liquid gold - brimming with tradition, history, lore, and nutrition. It's a common bond that unites the people of the entire Mediterranean region not only to each other, but also to the world at large.

- Chef Amy Riolo

Amy's selection is made from 100% Carolea olives, this exquisite oil is dedicated to the roots of her Calabrian homeland.  This premium extra-virgin olive oil offers a Mediterranean mosaic of aromas including tomatoes and wild vegetables accompanied by sensations of black pepper which characterize the unique and intense flavor. Its texture is very fluid and harmonious while Its taste is round and full ending in notes of almonds and citrus.

Chef Amy is particularly proud of its extremely low acidity and significant polyphenol content which are indicators of the quality and health-boosting bioactive compounds found in the oil. She pairs it with all genuine Mediterranean dishes – from simple tomato sauce and salads to more complex pasta, seafood, and meat recipes. She also swaps it out for butter in her baking recipes. This premium extra-virgin olive oil is a gift for both your health and your palate.

Production area
Giardino Renda – Tenuta Maida
Mono varietal Carolea
Harvest period
Sensory profile
Intense Green Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Medium bitter and intense spicy. Balanced.
Chemical analysis
Acidity – 0.16 %
Peroxide – 5 meq O2/Kg
Polyphenols – 430 mg/Kg

Amy Riolo Italian Primi Essentials Gift Box

“While teaching Mastering Italian Certification Cooking classes, and receiving feedback from my readers, I learned that it was hard to get top quality ingredients in supermarkets. Many of my followers would go from store to store to purchase the products needed to recreate my recipes. When the pandemic hit, shopping became more difficult and limited, so I wanted to create a one-stop solution for classic Italian favorites, and this collection was born.” 

- Chef Amy Riolo

Chef Amy Riolo is proud to introduce her personally curated selection of high-quality, artisan Italian products needed to make classic primi – first courses which are the backbone of the Italian kitchen. Make risotto, pasta, pizza, sauces, and appetizers like a pro with these premium products and Chef Amy’s recipes with step-by-step instructions.  Presented in Ditalia Gift Box.

Shop Amy Riolo Primi Essentials Gift Box 


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