Discover the passion that drives the flavor!


I grew up in a traditional European home where food was EVERYTHING. My passion began with my grandparents putting a major emphasize on traditional holiday meals. I remember so vividly the moments I spent gathered in the kitchen with my grandmother, smelling her delicious sauces, steeling a taste whenever I could. 

My fondest memories all seem to revolve around the smells and tastes of the kitchen, eating good food, and laughing with good friends and family. I want to continue to live that passion every day and help others create those beautiful memories in the kitchen and around the table.  


As I grew, my passion for quality ingredients grew. Living in, traveling through, and exploring different areas of the globe has evolved my understanding of quality and authenticity through flavors that bring the experiences of different cultures alive. This fusion of high quality ingredients and global cuisines has lead me to opening my own store. 

Come and visit our new store Brovelli, in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina and see for yourself how the beautiful aromas and flavors of quality ingredients can transport your culinary understanding to new heights.

- Barbara Brognano Swavely, Founder


We are committed not only to bringing you the best Olive Oils, Vinegars, Spices, and more! Brovelli Staff wants to help you and create new experiences through tasting. 

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