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Organic olive oil - guided tours & degustation

Those interested in the way the delicious olive oil is produced can take part in a guided tour offered by the Cooperativa and topped off by a tasting.

 

Organic olive oil - guided tours & degustation

Those interested in the way the delicious olive oil is produced can take part in a guided tour offered by the Cooperativa and topped off by a tasting.

Organic olive oil "Terre Antiche" of the Cooperativa San Mauro Cilento

For several years now, we have been cooperating with the Cooperativa Agricola Nuovo Cilento from San Mauro Cilento, which produces the "Terre Antiche" olive oil.

The olive oil is produced on an ecological basis, tastes excellent and is also an excellent ingredient for numerous Mediterranean dishes. It contains a large number of antioxidants which have a particularly positive influence on the human organism and are a good protective means against the ageing process, for example. 

About Cooperativa Nuovo Cilento

The agricultural cooperative „Nuovo Cilento“ was founded in 1976 and counts about 200 members. In Italy, the cooperative is the largest producer of organic olive oil.

Cooperativa Nuovo Cilento aims at supporting its producers concerning the adoption of sustainable production according to organic principles and at guaranteeing adequate producer's prices for the farmers.

The olive oil

The three kinds of olive oil extra vergine „Terre Antiche“ (organic production), „Terre dei Monaci“ (with trademarked certificate of origin) und „Terre del Casale“ are made from La Rotondella and La Salella, olive varieties found in the Cilento. Very though and resistant, they are, therefore, perfectly suited for extensive and sustainable cultivation.

For the extraction of oil, Cooperativa Nuovo Cilento uses the system of continuous cold extraction. This particularly gentle method preserves the olives' valuable antioxidants (polyphenol and vitamin E) and natural taste. With a low acid value of only 0.4 % it is one of Italy’s best oils.

It is remarkable that the residues left by the production of the oil are also used: the cooperative uses the olive pips for producing warmth and the olive pulp as fertiliser.

Guided tour, degustation & contact

Those interested in the way the delicious olive oil is produced can take part in a guided tour offered by the Cooperativa and topped off by a tasting. Please register in time.

Contact: Cooperativa Agricola Nuovo Cilento; Località Ortale 31; I-84070 San Mauro Cilento; Telephone: +39 0974 903239.

The program of our Individual gourmet tour includes a visit to Cooperativa Nuovo Cilento.

Concerning the production and certification of organic olive oil and of olive oil with trademarked certificate of origin, the cooperative is surely the pioneer within Italy.