Basil, olive oil, cheese and love — The best pesto in the world

Pesto is one of the most famous sauces in the world. It is traditionally made with garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and hard cheese, all blended with olive oil. It originated in Italy and especially in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria. Therefore, it is also known as Pesto alla Genovese (Genoese Pesto in English).

Liguria, although a relatively small region of Italy, has one of the most unique gastronomic traditions. Centered on Genoa, which is inextricably linked to the tradition of pesto, it is worth discovering the region’s culinary treasures. No walk in the centre of Genoa is complete without the smell and taste of basil.



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