Imported and Specialty Foods for Retailers

From Grocery Retail Chains to Independent Retailers.

Specialty Foods Importer and Distributor for Retailers

Cheese shops, gourmet markets, and specialty retailers large and small are among Great Ciao’s customers all across the United States.

Become a customer

Expand your assortment of high quality imported and specialty foods and ingredients.  Join our family of specialty retailers, bakeries, confectioners, grocers and restaurants.


As direct importers, we offer artisan and farmstead cheeses from producers and affineurs around the world.  Our most persihable cheeses are air-shipped to us weekly for best flavor, condition, and shelf-life. 

Packaged Vegetables

From field to jar or can within hours of harvesting, we choose our vegetables for their fresh flavor, texture, and balance. Our variety of preserved vegetables are the perfect foundation or addition to any dish.


Pasta crafted with carefully grown and selected grains, cut with traditional bronze dies, then slowly air-dried over days, not hours, in retail packaging or bulk for re-pack.


Whether chocolate couverture for baking classes or chocolate bars, we offer a variety of retail options in a variety of retail packaging. 

Oil and Vinegar

Authentic aged Balsamic Vinegars of Modena, including our own Great Ciao proprietary blend, Wine and Fruit vinegars, Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Nut and Cooking oils are available packaged for retail. Some products are also available in bulk to fill a fusti or repackage.

Fish and Seafood

Conservas from the Cantabrian sea, Bonito Tuna, retail packaged Boquerones, and top-shelf anchovies offer a full set for any retailer.

Beans and Grains

A variety of dried beans, legumes, and grains, estate grown where possible for the best flavor and texture.


Preserved meats from around the globe using quality, heritage breed meats from small producers.  Charcuterie is available in retail packaged chubs or larger formats for slicing, pre-sliced Spanish meats in shelf-stable packaging, and retail or bulk pates.

Specialty Foods

Some of our house favorites reside in this category from beautiful and delicious confections, specialty jams, nut butters, honeys, and savory olives.