Nellino's Sauce was born in 2010 in Neal McTighe's kitchen with his now wife Heather by his side. While Nellino might not look Italian, and certainly his name isn't Italian, don't let that fool you.
He's got Italian blood and a deep love of the country. So much so that he lived in Italy for three years, earned a PhD in Italian, and has taught Italian for over a decade.
The idea for Nellino's came to him one morning, "Why not share my love of Italy with as many people as possible?" The rest is history. The first jar was sold online in January 2011 and it first appeared on a store's shelf in June 2011. Since then Nellino's has grown rapidly to become one of the leading premium tomato sauce companies in the southeast, gaining many loyal customers and rave reviews.
The Nellino's mission is to create the world's most outstanding and innovative tomato sauces and to be a better business by fighting hunger through a partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Nellino's offers four main flavors, including one with lavender and thyme, and all products are made from U.S. grown vine-ripened tomatoes from 44-farm cooperative; use 100% cold pressed extra virgin olive oil; are vegan, gluten free, and cholesterol free; have no artificial preservatives, MSG, or high fructose corn syrup, have no added sugar; and are lower in salt than most competition but bigger in flavor!