Bona Furtuna Honored With the Seal to Sardinia

The second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea celebrates Bona Furtuna's preservation of their traditions

Seal to the City

Usini Mayor, Antonio Brundu, and Pastaficio owner, Salvatore Piras, presents Bona Furtuna with the Seal to the City; a recognition of Bona Furtuna's elevated business partnership importing rare Sardinian pasta to the United States with ongoing efforts to preserve and educate the island's traditions.

"Receiving this commendation is quite the honor," shares Bona Furtuna's COO, Brian Ralph. "We have been fortunate to work closely with Salvatore and the wonderful people of Usini to bring this exclusive collection to the United States. These products maintain traditional values while promoting the utmost quality of the land and heirloom ingredients. Working closely with such stewards who share these ideals has been, and continues to be, a primary driver for Bona Furtuna's ethos and mission."

Traditionally served at only the most special of occasions, these little-known Sardinian pastas were introduced in the time of Ancient Rome and continue to be a cornerstone for conviviality amongst the small Sardinian communities. Handcrafted by only a few trained hands, these pastas are made with durum wheat, sun dried and crafted into specific shapes to hold in the flavors of traditional recipes. 

Continued Ralph, "We carry the seal to Usini with pride knowing that our efforts in supporting small communities are truly working. To share in this passion and educate others about the power of these exquisite foods is an honor. Bona Furtuna was created for this very purpose and it's amazing to see it all come into fruition." 

Bona Furtuna will be releasing a limited-edition collection of three Sardinian pastas for this holiday season. Each collection comes with an exclusive booklet featuring exclusive recipes and a history of the rare Sardinia pastas. This collection will only be available at

About Bona Furtuna

Co-founded in 2013, by Agatha and Steve Luczo, Bona Furtuna is a harmonious 350-hectare organic farm nestled on La Furtuna Estate mere kilometers outside Corleone, Sicily. Biodiversity, sustainable farming and preservation of heritage foods are the root of the Bona Furtuna brand. The farm is overseen by Chief Scientist Pasquale "Mimmo" Marino, who blends the Sicilian ecosystem and advanced technology to produce premium, industry-leading products. Today, Bona Furtuna offers heirloom olive oil, ancient grain pasta, seasonings, balsamic vinegar, sauces and seasonal products. A winner of numerous prestigious awards, including one from the Speciality Food Association and several industry-leading gold medals in the olive oil category, Bona Furtuna is excited to both create and share flavor that is truly representative of the land. Beyond the products, philanthropy is the brand's mission. A proud member of 1% For The Planet, Bona Furtuna has an active role in protecting the environment and its people. For more information, visit

Press Contact: Margaux Maertens, Marketing Manager, Bona Furtuna,

Source: Bona Furtuna, LLC


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