Mass Appeal, Oct 19, 2015
Mass Appeal, Oct 19, 2015

Roasted pheasant with marinara sauce

Looking for an alternative to chicken?  Michael Tesoro the Owner and Chef at Ooma Tesoro’s Marinara showed us how to roast a pheasant.

New York Times, AUG. 18, 2010
New York Times, AUG. 18, 2010

In the Berkshires, Dinner’s Not Far Away

By Mark Vanhoenacker

IT’S hard to dismiss the current locavore boom in the Berkshires as mere fashion. In fact, the national enthusiasm for eating farm-to-table has roots in western Massachusetts. The nation’s first agricultural fair was held in Berkshire County in the early 19th century, and in 1986, when the country’s first two community-supported agriculture farms were established, one was in the southern Berkshires.

Family Circle,
Family Circle,

Farm Fresh: Easy Backyard Entertaining

Serve up a festive alfresco party with a bumper crop of fresh ideas.

By Judy Prouty

Summer is prime time for entertaining in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where Robin and Michael Tesoro live with their daughter, Francesca, 8, and son, Nicholas, 6. The couple relishes any opportunity to invite friends over for a meal outside on the patio. "It's all very informal, both the food and the decor," says Robin. Simple dishes, like summer minestrone and a rustic vegetable tart, highlight local produce.

New York Times, JAN. 21, 2014
New York Times, JAN. 21, 2014

A New Outlet, Handy Sauce, Winter Cheese and More

By Florence Fabricant

A variety of cookware for sale at Cucina & Tavola in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.CreditSuzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

 

Connecting Point, Dec. 16, 2013
Connecting Point, Dec. 16, 2013

Making It Here: Ooma Tesoro's

Inspired by making marinara with his grandmother as a child, Michael Tesoro started his own pasta sauce business out of a small kitchen in his home in Windsor, Massachusetts. But what you'll find in that jar on the supermarket shelf is more than just marinara – it's a grandmother's love and a grandson's passion.

iBerkshires, Octo 25, 2012
iBerkshires, Octo 25, 2012

Sauce Maker,Youth Center Interested In Adams School

By Andy McKeever

ADAMS, Mass. — A pasta sauce company and the Youth Center are both inquiring about leasing space in the former Adams Memorial Middle School.

Berkshire Creative, Oct. 25, 2012
Berkshire Creative, Oct. 25, 2012

Ooma Tesoro’s seeks to expand operations in Berkshire County

Michael Tesoro, who founded Ooma Tesoro’s, the  gourmet tomato sauce company named for his beloved grandmother, is looking to grow his business. He currently rents a commercial kitchen and but wants to create his own point of production. While Tesoro makes his marinara sauce himself, he said he would be hiring additional people to help with the jarring and preparing ingredients with the growth of his company.

Momfilter, Dec. 5, 2011
Momfilter, Dec. 5, 2011

We Want To Know More About: Robin Tesoro

Ready for a heart-warming-feel-good story in the middle of a deep recession? We sure were. When Robin emailed an introduction to her family business, Ooma Tesoro’s, we were awed by her and her husband’s resourcefulness and entrepreneurial spirit when the economy hit their family hard. Then we tasted her sauce in various incarnations over the course of three days, and we fell head-over-heels in love. We recently interviewed Robin and we’re pretty sure you’ll be as moved by her story as we are.

Boston Globe, Apr. 25, 2012
Boston Globe, Apr. 25, 2012

Ooma Tesoro’s Marinara sauce

As a child, Michael Tesoro called his Italian grandmother “Ooma.” When Tesoro and his wife, Robin, decided to bottle and sell tomato sauce based on his grandmother’s recipe, they naturally named it for her.