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The taste of Sicily

What else is Sicily known for, besides beautiful olive and citrus trees? Easy: delicious food! Our planthunter Ben found a different but just as lovely kind of treasure on his latest trip: award-winning olive oil!

The Cutrera family has run their olive orchard for generations, and made their very first batch of olive oil in 1979. The olives are harvested when they’re green, to secure the best taste and most health benefits. The oil smells like herbs, hinting at the added oregano and tomato leaves, and tastes less peppery than traditional Italian olive oil. Thanks to the amount of awards the Cutrera’s have already won, the family has a reputation as the best olive oil producers in all of Italy.

You can now order this special olive oil easily from our webshop! A lovely and interesting addition to your Mediterranean plants displays.

Extra virgin olive oil Superior category olive oil obtained directly from olives and solely by mechanical means. Produces from the local olive variety “Tonda Iblea”.

 

Production zone
Monti iblei Sicily

Altitude
350-450 mt. a.s.l.

Olive
Young and old trees in hilly and flat territory near the Mediterranean Sea

Variety
Tonda Iblea 100%

Harvesting method
Handpicking

Harvesting period
From the 1st to the 21th of November

Extration method
Continuous cold cycle

Aspect
Green, cloudy due to natural decantation

Smell
Fresh, fruity and intense with notes of pronounced green tomato and aromatic fresh herbs

Flavour/Aroma
Full bodied with lasting notes of herbs

Uses
Roasted meats and fish, soups and salads, bruschette, grilled fish, green and grilled vegetables

Certification
Aut. Con D.M. del Mi.P.A.F. n. 120800, conforme al reg. CEE n. 2092/9, Ente Certificatore Ecocert Itali