Fresca Italia – Profile

Established 2001


Michele Lanza

Michele moved to the U.S. in 1998. He saw an opportunity in the Bay Area market for the cheeses he had grown up with in Italy. Fresca Italia is currently a four person company who all have a passion for great cheese. Michele goes back to Italy a few times a year to find new products and foster already established connections.

Future plans

To work with small-scale producers who keep tradition alive and provide unusual, excellent products. And to continue to find more products representative of Italian culture and make them available in the bay area while retaining a commitment to personal service.

Length of relationship with Oliveto

Since 2002


Brisbane, San Francisco County


Imported cheese. Secondary products: import olives, vinegar, olive oils, pastas, truffles, cured meats, and pastry


Restaurants and specialty food stores