Frequently Asked Questions
How long after being opened are the Pesto Sauce products good for?
Our Pesto Sauces last for 1 week in the refrigerator after being opened.
Can the Pesto Sauces be frozen?
Yes they can be frozen for up to 6 months.
What does “Made with Organic” mean?
It means that 70 percent of the ingredients are organic.
Are your products vegetarian?
Some of our products do contain cheese, meat, poultry or seafood. If your diet is strictly vegetarian, please be sure to view the Nutritional information on each product label or on our website.
Is the rennet in your products derived from animal or vegetable sources?
The rennet used in our products is derived from vegetable sources.
Are any of your products Vegan?
Our Hearty Garden Marinara, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Olive and Garlic Tapenade, Original Polenta, and Sun Dried Tomato Polenta are all Vegan products.
Can your Pasta products be frozen?
Yes, our pasta products can be frozen (thaw for 1-2 hours). If product is kept frozen past the “Best If Used By” date, still thaw before use and once desired portion has been consumed, any remaining contents should not be refrigerated or refrozen.
Are products that have past the “Best If Used By” date still good to eat?
We can only guarantee products up to the “Best If Used By” date stipulated on the packaging. We do not recommend consumption of products that have past that date unless product has been frozen since date of purchase.
Do your products contain MSG?
All Monterey Gourmet Foods products are MSG free.
Can I purchase your products directly from you online and have them shipped to me?
Unfortunately this option is not available at this time.
Where can I find a specific Monterey Gourmet Foods product?
To find specific products near you, please visit the Where to Buy page. We encourage you to ask your local retailer to start carrying your favorite Monterey Gourmet Foods products if they are not doing so already.
Can the Alfredo Sauce be frozen?
Freezing Alfredo sauce will cause the oils, milk and cheese to separate, making the texture watery and no longer creamy. We do not recommend freezing this product.
Can Gnocchi products be frozen, and if so how long can they be stored?
Gnocchi can be safely frozen for up to three months if done so before the “Use or Freeze by” date listed on the package.