Our story starts in Lucca, Tuscany in 1865. Francesco Bertolli and his wife, Caterina, open a small grocery store beneath their home, selling only the best quality regional wines, cheeses, olives and olive oil. Italian emigrants in America find themselves missing the food of their heritage. By 1875, they are asking Francesco Bertolli to send boxes of his famous olive oil, making Bertolli brand the pioneer of olive oil in the USA. In 1890, Francesco and Caterina’s children take over the business, exporting the Bertolli brand to new places. From Australia to South America to Africa, customers around the globe can now enjoy the taste of Tuscany.