If you haven’t been to Verdello Olive Oils & Fine Foods, you are missing out on a wide range of worldly goods! In 2017 Kathy and Mark Bede opened the store on Grinnell Plaza and offer an array of products from pasta and sauces, spices, rubs, cocktail mixers, and fine cheeses to locally sourced olive oil and vinegar from Olivlle Bozeman in Montana. There are many various wines and a few unique spirits to choose from. According to Kathy, Verdello carries quality food products that you can’t get anywhere else in the local area, including gluten-free pasta made in Italy! Kathy’s goal at Verdello is to bring the world’s flavors to Wyoming and you can expect to be exposed to different ways of cooking.
The wine selection in the store is impressive. Kathy stated “The thing with wine is that we’re a step above other places. I’m at my second level of WSET (The Wine & Spirit Education Trust) training. We’re not just here to sell, we’re here to be educated in what we’re selling our customers to help guide them to the right product”. Nikkita Miller, Verdello’s store manager, spoke highly of the wine selection and wanted to educate people about the fact that Verdello offers a range of wines on tap and has growlers to fill. Nikki encourages people to come down and unwind with a glass of wine while enjoying the recently renovated back patio. Kathy added that having wine on tap just goes well with oil and vinegar on tap too, “It just makes sense” she said.
After being with Verdello for several months, Nikkita said she has learned that “Olive oil is a completely overlooked key to cooking. I was raised in a Japanese household and the oils from Verdello translate well to the recipes and style of cooking I do.” So, there you have it, head downtown and try some new oils, choose your new favorite wine, and check out the oil and vinegar selection as well as various glassware and gift items. You won’t be disappointed.
Parking is a piece of cake at Verdello with multiple private parking spots available next to the building and public parking on Grinnell Street, you can’t miss them.