Homemade Pesto from Pesto for All

Try something new with southwest Missouri company Pesto For All’s handmade pesto.

By Michelle Lewis

Jul 2023

Pesto for All's homemade pesto.
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Whether you’re a die-hard pesto fan or you’ve steered clear of pesto in the past, we guarantee you’ve never had anything like Pesto For All’s locally made pesto. Inspired by the authentic taste of Italian street vendors, this pesto combines locally grown basil with the inviting flavors of garlic and olive oil. Owners Will Guldin and Megan Berlin spent years working together to find the perfect way to deliver their homemade pesto to southwest Missouri without losing the flavor that came from grinding the pesto by hand with a mortar and pestle. After a breakthrough, the pair now serves their pesto at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks where you can watch the sauce be made fresh in front of your eyes. Basil leaves are hand-picked and blanched in hot water to ensure the flavor and color is the best of any pesto you can buy. The deal-maker? This pesto is made without any kinds of cheese or nuts—making it the perfect pesto even for folks with some dietary restrictions.