At Seggiano we undertake the sourcing, manufacture and distribution of all our products with the highest regard for human, animal and environmental welfare.
real food from real people
We strive to bring you the very best in genuine artisan Mediterranean foods from Italy. The Seggiano range is sourced from the foothills of the Alps to the Calabrian coast and all that lies between .
scruffy yet sensible
In all areas of our business, every effort is made to limit the use of unnecessary packaging. We use FSC sustainable, unbleached, biodegradable and recyclable packaging wherever possible. Our online shop rejoices in re-cycling used cartons whenever possible in the packaging of your purchases.
accept no imitations
We source our products from like-minded, family-run independent food manufacturers, many of whom farm their own primary ingredients. Quality assurance is achieved through regular product and supplier audits.
in seggiano we trust
Seggiano is big on responsibility and transparency. We won't sell you foods with ingredients obtained through methods which we think are disrespectful to the wellbeing of humans, animals or their environment and we promise that the label will tell you exacdy what is in the product. We avoid certain ingredients, such as industrial preservatives and additives, which may have a negative effect on health and if palm oil is a necessary ingredient, we make sure it is sustainably sourced.
the difference is in the detail
Many organic foods are industrially produced and their quality may be compromised with processing factors such as bulk handling, industrial blending, or heat processing, even though they are certified organic. We focus on uncompromised quality in the food we sell. Many of our products are organically certified, or contain organically cultivated ingredients, while a significant amount are pesticide free and use natural fertilizers. Needless to say, our olive farm in Seggiano has organic ertification and we follow the principles of permaculture, from the vegetable garden to the olive grove.
vegetarian & vegan
Apart from our pecorino cheese, all Seggiano food is vegetarian and the majority of our products are dairy free.
preservatives & additives
The shelf life of many of our items could be lengthened through the inclusion of preservatives. Flavour can be enhanced through additives and the quality, texture and longevity of many products such as our seasonal panel-tone and colomba cakes, could be altered through the inclusion of emulsifiers. Seggiano likes to stay true to the traditional roots of the recipe and keep healthy. You wouldn't consider including such additives in your home cooking, so why should we?
We guarantee that all Seggiano products are free from GM ingredients. We work with the US based, Non GMO Project on certification for all products sold in the USA.
gluten free & recipes without flour
For those unfortunate enough to suffer from coeliac disease, a few Seggiano products are certified gluten free. EU legisla-tion means we cannot declare a product wheat or gluten free, unless risk of any cross-contamination has been eliminated. However, for those of us following a wheat-free diet due to a milder intolerance or as a lifestyle choice, flour free and alternative grain products can be found on our website under the title no-wheat or alternative grain.