Our Oil mill

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Collection and sorting area

Collection and sorting area

Pressing

Centrifugation

When the press is on, you may watch live the traditional production of our very own Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Watch live to see how Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made.

 

Italy is 6 hours ahead of East Coast US time so the mill may not be running after 11:00 EST

HOW IT’S PRODUCED

1. HARVESTING

We collect the finest olives from the olive groves, and once they’re brought to the olive warehouse, they must be processed within 24-48 hours.

2. THE OLIVE STOREHOUSE

The quality of the olives is verified once again in the olive storehouse.

3. THE START OF THE PROCESS

From the storehouse, the olives are sent down into the oil mill for the first stage of processing.

4. WASHING

The olives are washed thoroughly with water.

5. PRESSING

The olives are crushed into a paste with large millstones, and this paste is then finished further with a mechanical press.

6. MALAXING

The paste is kept constantly in movement to help release the oil.

7. DECANTING

The paste is fed into a decanter to separate the oil from the solid residue.

8. CENTRIFUGATION

In the centrifuge, the oil is separated from the vegetation water.

9. STORAGE

The oil produced is weighed, analysed and stored at a constant temperature in stainless steel tanks.