The Team Behind Migliore Olive Oil in Coeur d'Alene
After working in the corporate world for more than 30 years, Debbie Pruneri McKeown needed an adventure, and she found it in a business venture that came from both her heart and her dad. "My father, Battista Pruneri, worked literally seven days a week, and he was renowned for the sausages he made. My mother was a fantastic cook," remembers Debbie, "and when she took a job it became my responsibility to make dinners. In later years, as a mother of five, I realized that doing your own cooking isn't just economical, but it keeps the spirit of the big family meal alive. We spend hours at our table - eating and drinking and visiting - it's part of the social nature of being a family."
And with Migliore Gourmet Foods, a specialty grocery in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, you've got everything you need to create an Italian feast to remember - exquisite ultra-premium olive oils from all over the world, barrel-aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy, her father's special seasoning/rubs blended in California, plus jalapeño fig and jalapeño pomegranate jams, also California-grown and made in small batches.
"When you eat a great Italian meal,it's a marathon!" Debbie states. While Debbie and Migliore Gourmet Foods may have all of the charm and flavor of the old country, her approach to business is strictly of this country. "While I always want to be competitive, it's more important to me to keep this a home-grown business offering only the highest quality products available!"
"I've tirelessly searched for the best in quality in products, ingredients, and whenever possible, American-made items, i.e., all of my seasoning tin packaging is manufactured right here in the USA."