At the Casellino: a different experience all year round
- 17 November 2023
The Il Casellino estate is an historic tuscan farm si ce 1586 that is located in Torri a small village in the municipality of Rignano sull’Arno, in the heart of the region. Il Casellino, in the past, was owned by the Benedictine Monastery of Vallombrosa.
Over the years the farmhouse has been handed down to various monastic orders and noble families, up to the current owner who has restructured the buildings maintaining all the charm and value of the tuscan architectural tradition and has joined, with the activities of the farm, to the principles of environmental sustainability and full respect for tuscan nature.
The farm has about 40 hectares of land planted with olive trees according to the principles of organic farming without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
We are proud to be able to state that Il Casellino operates in perfect harmony with the environment, respecting the natural growth of plants and with targeted and contained pruning interventions.
Even in the oil production phase, we maintain traditional procedures: the olives are harvested completely by hand, with the help of combs or other equipment that make the fruits fall onto the nets positioned on the ground below the plants.
The fruits are harvested, from October to November, at the right degree of ripeness so that the oil has harmonious and balanced aromas.
The pressing of the olives takes place a few hours after the harvest a tout Owen mill, in accordance with tradition: this guarantees an excellent and valuable tuscan extra virgin olive oil.
At our farm in Tuscany, ancient varieties of fruit and vegetables are also grown and each culture is followed at every stage in respect of the natural life cycle of each plant.
Also for these products we follow the principles of organic farming: we use organic fertilizers and we collect the fruits at the right level of ripeness: this repays us with persistent aromas and flavors and strong flavours.
Organic cultivation requires great dedication and a strong commitment, but it pays off with excellent quality products with excellent nutritional and organoleptic characteristics of each product.
Among the made in Tuscany products that Casellino offers in the online shop, in addition to tuscan oil, there are also soaps, spices and flavored oils, which can be purchased in total safety directly at the following link.