Pandolio was founded in the late 90s as an off-shoot of the Franco Falvio & Andrea F.lli snc company, which was in the food industry since the 1960. Pandolio’s Vision begins with the research, recovery and enhancement of traditional recipes.
Beginning and Evolution
The Brand begins with the Pandolio cake, a contemporary evolution of the ancient Stroscia, a sweet which, tradition has it, must be broken with your hands; a symbol of absolute conviviality.
This Ligurian sweet represents the rediscovery of the harmony, not just flavors, of the typical rituals of poor cultures in the everyday life of peasants, sailors, artisans.
Creative evolution and our ongoing research led us to the production of the Pandolietti biscuits, offered in 5 different flavors that can be eaten any time of the day, one right after the other.
They form part of our other products such as the previously mentioned Torta Pandolio (Pandolio Cake) or Torta Biscotto (Biscuit Cake), the Sfogliatine (Puff Pastry) – the only product made with butter – and the world famous Pan del Pescatore (Fisherman’s Bread), also known as Pane Genovese (Genoese Sweat Bread).
Pandolio’s latest products are the Salatini (Savory appetizers): these too are handmade with olive oil. The Salati Pandolietti are fantastic when paired with meats and cheeses and unparalleled if eaten alone.
The savory appetizers line, like the cake or the lemon pandolietti, do not contain milk or milk derivatives, thus allowing sweet and savory moments as well to those who are lactose intolerant.
Mission and Partnership
Our mission is to offer Ligurian products, while respecting the younger generation’s changing tastes, with a keen eye to healthy nutrition. Our aim is to revitalize an old sweet from the Ligurian hinterland, which has become a novelty on the national and international markets, by using olive oil: a key element in the Mediterranean diet.
Our code of ethics is based on three fundamental cornerstones:
- Raw material of the highest quality
- Handmade artisan products
- Oven cooked using traditional methods
Pandolio and Eataly
After our success was confirmed locally and regionally, both the domestic market and the international market began appreciating and loving this traditional Ligurian product right away. The collaboration undertaken with Eataly has been invaluable. Eataly is an extraordinary company founded by the visionary intuition of Oscar Farinetti. Working with Eataly allows us to follow Farinetti in his path of global expansion.
You can find us at Eataly’s main points of sale in Italy and in New York and Chicago.