At the Casellino: a different experience all year round
- 17 November 2023
Tuscan olive oil is one of the iconic products of the region, a precious condiment with ancient roots and preserves a history rich in passion, dedication and tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation up to the present day.
Tuscan olive trees, with their silver fronds, sinuous trunks and deep roots, are silent witnesses of centuries of history: each plant tells its own winning story against impetuous winds, hot summers and freezing winters.
The first evidence of olive cultivation dates back to the time of the Etruscans who began planting the trees on the Tuscan hills. Subsequently, with the Romans, oil became a famous product throughout the empire and in the following centuries it became an essential food in the population’s diet.
Tuscan olive oil is also celebrated by numerous poets and artists such as Lorenzo de Medici to whom he dedicated a hymn that celebrates its richness and beauty:
“I sing to you, oh olive oil, oh pure gift,
that nature and art have united,
and which they have infused with life and beauty.”
Dante also talks about it in several passages in the Divine Comedy, such as in canto 22 of Paradise where the angels are like “green olives, which the air tempers”.
Olive oil has thus become deeply rooted in culture and has become a key ingredient in Tuscan cuisine: from bruschetta to ribollita, each dish brings with it a piece of history and tradition.
Tuscan chefs use it to enhance local flavors and transform meat, fish, vegetable and pasta dishes into authentic masterpieces.
Olive oil is also widely used in cosmetics for skin and hair care and also in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Our Tuscan organic extra virgin olive oil “Campo di Torri” is produced by combining artisan methods that are handed down from generation to generation with modern technologies in order to guarantee a high quality final product.
The olives are grown according to the principles of organic farming without the use of fertilizers or pesticides and are harvested by hand, with the “brucatura” method, at the perfect moment of ripeness.
The flavor is rich and fruity with a persistent aroma and a strong character, capable of enhancing the taste of different culinary preparations.
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