Available in 16 varieties, the Lafayette, Colo.-based Piccolo Foods' products are the latest offering from Tellory Inc., the same company that produces the successful Ciolo Foods line of all-natural pestos, spreads and tapenades sold exclusively in Whole Foods Markets.
Combining healthy, high-quality, sustainably produced ingredients in convenient, recyclable packages, some of the tasty combinations include Spinach Feta Dip, Artichoke Pesto, Green Olive and Almond Pesto, Green Chili Smoked Gouda Spread, Santa Fe Pimento Cheese, Kalamata Artichoke Tapenade and "Tzing!" a Roasted Asian Eggplant spread.
All products are handcrafted in the company's modern and comfortable plant just outside the city of Boulder, Colorado.
"These products are designed to help today's time-constrained home cooks create restaurant-quality meals and parties quickly and inexpensively," said Mallory Kates, Piccolo Foods' co-founder. "The current economy means that more people will cook and entertain at home, and our products give them a creative shortcut."
The first retailers to carry the Piccolo Foods line include King Soopers in Colorado; Fairway, Zabar's, Westside Markets, Amish Markets and Zaytuna Market, all in the New York City area; Kings Super Markets in New Jersey and Eldorado Supermarket in New Mexico.
Piccolo's products have a shelf life of 30 to 60 days and a retail price ranging from 4.99 to $5.99.
For more information, visit: www.piccolofoods.com.