Gusto Artisan Foods began life in Leith, Edinburgh. Originally known simply as ‘Gusto-Catering’, the business was born when owners Rachael and Steve decided to change their lives and buy a street food truck to feed the masses at festivals and events throughout Scotland.
Rachael’s creativity extended to making sauces, marinades and dressings to accompany the various dishes Gusto was providing, and more and more customers asked if these were available to buy too. This led to some experimental offerings at Stockbridge Market, in Edinburgh, and the launch of Gusto Artisan Foods in Oct 2012.
Since then, Gusto Artisan Foods has built a strong reputation in the premium products market. Gusto dressings, oils and balsamics have had great feedback and have won some prestigious awards, most notably from the BBC Good Food Show as an “exceptional British producer” in 2012, and a Great Taste Gold Award in 2013.
Using Scottish ingredients and suppliers whenever possible, Gusto Artisan Foods aspires to support and explore the wealth of indigenous species native to Scotland.
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Balsamic Blackpepper Dressing
The sweetness of the balsamic, with a gentle kick of pepper, in this Gusto Dressing improves any salad.
Uses: Coat & roast your favourite vegetables for a healthy yet delicious meal. Use instead of butter to make wonderful sandwiches – steak & onions, or hearty sausage – delicious!
Recipe Idea: Tenderise meat or steak [overnight] – pan-fry and, when resting, make a fantastic sauce by adding some dressing to the pan, deglaze, and then add some wine or stock to achieve preferred consistency.