Our olive groves form the beauty of the coasts of the Mediteranian Sea since the times of the old Roman Empire.Sunny and warm winters make the basis for a better growing for olive trees. The monastic order of "St.Bendikt "planted with great effort these olive trees on very steep slopes.They had to built stone-walls to get a platform where to plant the trees.Thousands of those platforms on their stone-walls are typically for this landscape.
In the western part of the RIVIERA , the most pitturesk part of the Mediteranian Sea You will find the TAGGIASCA-olive , a dark coloured fruit, mostly on trees , more than hundreds of years old.In an old fashioned way people get their wellkown "Native olive oil" from these fruits.
This kind of olive is very wholesome , plentiful of vitamins and of delicious taste , does as well in salad cooking as in high temerature frying, and is valid for a long time. Remember the "Pesto" it contains :garlic ,basil , goats milk cheese and a great part of native olive oil. You serve it on fresh cooked noodles.
The production of olive oil starts in late autumn , the harvest begins in the early november and lasts through the january.All the work has to be done by hand and it is still very hard.The friuts will be collected in great nets spread under the trees and get pressured under great millstones .
The oil You get at the first turn is called "Native olive oil" Our AZIENDA AGRICOLO is producing "Native olive oil" only.