Testa Conserve Takes Gold at the SOFI Awards

The word’s out: Testa Conserve makes the best preserved bluefin tuna known to humanity. Their filetti di tonno rosso in extra virgin olive oil took GOLD at the 2024 Specialty Food Association’s Sofi Awards!

With a tradition going back over fifty years, a gold SOFI is one of the most coveted awards in specialty food. The Testa family more than deserves it, congratulazioni tutti! Of course, this won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s tried Testa Conserve’s bluefin tuna fillets, buzzonaglia, or ventresca before. There’s simply nothing like it on planet Earth.

testa conserve bluefin tuna fillets in EVOO Gold Sofi Award

Tuccio, Nino, Giuseppe, and the whole Testa fam are absolutely thrilled. They took to Instagram to announce the news:

“We are proud to announce that our tuna preserved in olive oil was selected by the Specialty Food Association as the best tuna conserva, receiving the Oscar of Food: the Gold!”

Testa Conserve Bluefin Tuna in the US

We’ve worked diligently with the Testas over the past few years to bring this Sicilian delicacy to US shores. We can say with confidence that if you want to enjoy bluefin tuna, this is the most responsible way to do it. We’re so proud to work with such amazing fishermen dedicated to the absolute quality and integrity of their products. That’s a real rarity in the world of preserved fish, where traceability can be suspect. The Testas are a one-of-a-kind business: they catch the fish from the sea AND transform it into an exquisite conserva themselves. We just help them get it to the Bronx. As Tuccio says in our interview with him:

“The fishing of bluefin tuna is a sacred ritual, it’s part of the culture of Sicily and of our family.”

Congratulazioni ancora. We can’t wait to celebrate with you this June at the Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show in New York and share this gem of Sicilian heritage with our community.