Centre Ring Food

"'Every town in America has a coffee roaster, little bakeries and a brewery. Look at all the vegetable growers and cheese-makers,' he says. 'There's a huge amount of pride in physical work. There's no pride in going to an office building and sitting in a cubicle.'"

– Bill Owens, Founder of American Distilling Institute



Artisan Breads

Our handcrafted, hearth-baked artisanal breads contain locally-sourced ingredients. The secret to making these beautiful rustic breads is using very wet dough. All breads will be baked and sold within a 90 mile radius of the city of origin.


According to French law, true French bread may contain only the basic four ingredients and sometimes small amounts of rye flour or ascorbic acid. Some examples are baguettes, which are recognized by their long, thin shape with large, irregularly shaped holes while pain breads are naturally fermented.

Italian bakers also adhere to the basic-four rule but work with a stickier dough that contains more water. Due to the flour-to-water ratio, Italian bread is much flatter than the French version and has a moister texture and a crumb with large, irregularly shaped holes. The crust is chewy yet soft, particularly when it is brushed with olive oil.

Rye breads, which are similar to wheat nutritionally, are actually denser and darker and have a better keeping quality than breads made with all wheat. Whereas sourdough gets its name from the acids that build up during fermentation. Mixed with other ingredients, the sourdough flavor is tempered by other flavors it brings out.




HandCrafted Cheeses

“With artisan cheese, there is a connection between the producer, the retailer, and the consumers, and a story there that links everyone together.”

Johnathan Fancey
Cheese Buyer
Bi-Rite Market, San Fransisco

 “I love how Europeans can have (a) quick glass of wine or piece of cheese and go on their way or linger. I love that idea.”

Kate Leeder, cheesemonger and cheese buyer at Whole Foods Market

Coffee & Chocolate


"This new era of the black stuff, often called third-wave coffee, has initiated a whole slew of small-batch roasters and artisan coffee shops offering fair-trade, wood-roasted and single-varietal beans from every country possible."

““Overhearing clever customers discuss varietals and terroir, as one would in a winery, is almost to be expected at coffee hotspots nowadays”

"The key to getting the most out of a coffee program is finding the right sip, and the right fit. Along with a focus on organic and artisanal-roasted beans, these new producers are uniquely dedicated to their craft...And, in the quickly expanding world of artisan coffees, new roasters and brewers get into the game everyday."

Katherine Sacks
"Caffeine Couture: Can Coffee Get any Haut-er?" Culinarytrends.net/caffeine


"Recent research has revealed the potential health benefits of chocolate to the public.  More and more people are embracing chocolates, some are even incorporating higher-quality treats into their daily routines.  As a result, the premium chocolate market grew at an annual rate of 10.5% during the period between 2001 and 2005 compared to a paltry 1.8% of the overall chocolate candy sales. Premium chocolate is far and away the most exciting category in the confectionery segment."

Son Nguyen and Nickie Coker
"Gourmet Chocolate."

Cured Meats


Beef Jerky

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus would treat audiences to many "first time ever" attractions in the U.S.

One such act was Sara Houke, The Tiger Whisperer, who would work with her Bengal tigers by enticing them with strips of beef.


Olive Oil

Artisan Olive Oil

Our extra virgin artisan olive oil comes from virgin oil production only and is of the highest quality. Choosing a cold-pressed olive oil can be similar to selecting a wine. The flavor of these oils varies considerably and a particular oil may be suited for a particular dish.


[Olive oil] infusions have become popular with home cooks because of the number of ways in which they can be used – marinades, sautées, dressings for pasta or salad greens – and the easy way they can be mixed and matched with foods to see which ones they make pop.

Susan Pierce
“Infused oils let cooks mix and match flavors, experiment in seasonings”
Time Free Press

"Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet – an essential nutritional mainstay for the world's longest-living cultures."





Crispy & tangy
preserving the season's best herbs & vegetables


"The market is largely influenced by factors such as health benefits, taste enhancement and demand of food complimentary products. The price variation of raw materials is restricting the market. The rising popularity of non-GMO, organic pickles and the introduction of innovative products with better taste and targeting health concerns are exploitable opportunities."

"Pickles and Pickle Products Market: Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022) from MordorIntelligence.com