Organic Taggiasca Olives in Evo Oil of Sant’Agata Oil Mill.
Taggiasca olives are distinctive of the Oneglia hills, and the best, from those picked by hand, are selected, carefully pitted and preserved in extra virgin olive oil.
Ingredients: Pitted Taggiasca Olives, Extra Virgin Oil, Aromatic Herbs, Acidifier: Citric Acid.
Weight: 150 g
Taggiasca olives are typical of the Oneglia hills, they are picked by hand and the best are prepared in line with two old Ligurian recipes from the Mela family’s great-grandfather, a man nicknamed “Baciccia”. In a brine of water, salt, thyme, laurel, rosemary and in extra virgin olive oil having been carefully pitted. Two ways to enjoy the sweet and pleasantly fruity taste. These small yet delicious olives are found only in the province of Imperia in the Western Ligurian Riviera.
The ideal appetiser, great for focaccia, pizza, salads, delicious in tomato sauce, rabbit stew and with oven-cooked fish.
The Mela family is synonymous with quality. Antonio and his wife Paolo embarked upon this adventure more than 30 years ago. The daughters Serena and Christiana, and Christiana’s husband Alessandro have worked in the company for many years and are carrying on their family tradition with a passion and love for their territory and for its products. They have worked with continuity and innovation, and this is the recipe of the philosophy of the Sant’Agata d’Oneglia oil mill.
The oil mill is located in Sant’Agata, a small and very picturesque village in the hills of Imperia that overlooks the Ligurian Sea. For more than 180 years, our family has produced and grown Taggiasca (Cailletier) olives that are typical of our western region. The olive trees are tended by hand and the harvesting is also done by hand. The small Taggiascan olives are harvested just before the final ripening. On the same day we collect and select the best olives and proceed with the cold pressing, to create a natural and fragrant oil without oxidants. The same procedure is carried out for the food products.
We are part of the Olive Oil Masters Cooperative
Our company has received numerous awards, starting with the famous “Ercole Olivario award in 1996 in the “Light Fruity” category, to the Special Mention certification of honour at the “Leone d’Oro” in 2010 and 2010, 1st place for Oro Giallo di Bologna packaging in 2007 and recognition in 2004-2007 by the Los Angeles Country Fair Olive Oil of the World, the Oscar of olive oil.