Specialists in Mediterranean ingredients for both the professional and home chef, London based manufacturer Belazu has been sourcing and supplying olives, oils and vinegars to retailers such as Sainsburys and top chefs in Michelin Star restaurants and high end hotels for over 25 years. Their authentic Mediterranean ingredients are loved and trusted by some of the country's top chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Nigella Lawson and Michel Roux Junior.
Belazu bring the best ingredients together to create a range of innovative olive mixes, pastes, antipasti and snacks, whilst always remembering that the core ingredient is king. They use only quality ingredients, which are handled with care and used only in small batch quantities to maintain the goodness and texture, and they contain absolutely no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The company now produces 100 tonnes of fresh olives a week along with more than 500 product lines including oils, vinegars, Mediterranean vegetables, pestos, nuts and culinary pastes.
We stock a variety of Belazu olives and pestos at Braehead Foods for all your Mediterranean culinary needs. There are dozens of varieties of olives to choose from, each with a different shape, size, and colour. We've outlined some below and described their characteristics so you can decide which variety you require.
Italian Olive Mix
Nocellara, Bella di cerignola, Gaeta & Nostraline - an olive mix of great pedigree. Four classic Italian olives in one bowl, offering an interesting contrast between flavours and textures...
Pitted Harlequin Olives
Pitted Chalkidiki and Uslu olives, with red peppers, garlic and a touch of chilli.
Classic Kalamata olives. Rich and famously fruity.
Stone-free Chalkidiki olives, perfect shaken or stirred in a Martini.
Crisp, lush green Sicilian olives; this singular varietal serves as the strongest reminder that olives are indeed a fruit. A proud winner of two Great Taste stars from the Guild of Fine Foods, Nocellara is the perfect table olive - it pairs wonderfully with all sparkling wines. Hailing from Trapani, Sicily, these early harvest olives are cured for just 10 days using the Castelvetrano method (named after the Sicilian town which developed it). It's a natural process that means that they retain their vivid lush green colour and firm al dente texture. A beautiful olive.
Blended from sun dried and semi-dried tomatoes, with hard cheese and herbs. This red pesto is made from three types of tomatoes, two Italian and one Turkish. Could be used for crostini or savoury flans - its bright colour makes a good base for colour contrasting toppings.
Nut Free Green Pesto
Pesto alla Genovese is the classic pesto from which all others take their name and is made from Genovese PDO basil, which Belazu's basil partner Mario harvests, chops and packs within four hours, to protect that fresh herbaceous taste. Instead of Parmesan, they've used a vegetarian Italian hard cheese.
Broccoli, kale, basil, broad bean, pumpkin & sunflower seeds join forces in a fantastic alternative to your usual pesto. Great for a healthy grain salad, perhaps with some ancient grains.
If you'd like more information on the Belazu products we stock or would like to place an order, get in touch with your local Sales Manager or call our main office on 01563 550008.
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