E. Formella & Sons, Inc. is a family-owned manufacturer of Italian specialty
foods that has been in operation for over 100 years. We offer a wide variety of
authentic Italian specialties as well as other unique and distinctive gourmet foods.
Formella's prides themselves on their outstanding giardiniera (pepper mix, muffuletta
(olive salad), pizza toppings, relishes and various handstuffed olives along with the
traditional olives such as pimento stuffed queen olives, manzanilla olives, sliced black
and whole black olives in both food service and retail. We also have a full sauce line
along with salsas and olive oils. With our gluten free, all natural products, we are
able to produce tasty, yet healthy Italian condiments that compliment a sandwich,
pizza, tortilla wrap and pasta. New this year is our all natural, fresh giardiniera.
Premium quality, exceptional taste, and outstanding value are the heart of our
business and the keys to our success. In addition, we believe in creating satisfied
customers. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations to earn their loyalty. In
all interactions, we will adhere to the highest level of integrity, honesty and fairness.
What Is Hot Giardinera?
Giardinera brings to mind an image of an Italian mother, artfully pickling
vegetables from the garden to use as an antipasto or salad. As with any great food,
Americans, in this case, Chicagoans, over several generations have found "hot
giardinera" and its less spicy cousin, "mild giardinera" to be so delicious and versatile,
that it is gradually moving from a Chicago staple on Italian Beef sandwiches, to a
nationwide essential for pizza parlors, hot dog stands and even gourmet fine dining --
it's that good! The pickled cauliflower, carrot, celery and hot peppers in oil provides
crunch and texture that takes recipes to the next level.