Olio di Penne - our olive oil

Olio di Penne is a high quality, organic, extra virgin olive oil that comes from a single estate near Penne - in the Abruzzo region of Italy - nestled in the foothills of the Gran Sasso mountains.

 

Produced from Castiglionese olives, noted for their low acidity, they are ideal for pressing into a fruity, aromatic, spicy, and distinctly bitter oil, rich in polyphenols, vitamins and Omega 3. The olives are harvested in their prime, just as the fruit darkens, to produce an oil of exceptional quality.

 

This is an oil that bears little resemblance to what you will typically find in a supermarket.

 

The oil is “milled” with one cold mechanical extraction and without the application of any heat. Great care is taken to ensure that the olives are pressed immediately after harvesting to avoid oxidation and to retain the pure flavour of the castiglionese olives. 

 

We keep production runs small, with only around 1000 litres available each year to help ensure the best quality olive oil. Because of this, our 1 litre tins of Olio di Penne sell out very quickly 

We harvest our olives in late October, which are then brought back to the UK in time back to the UK for November. 

Whilst our first shipment of 2021's oil is now sold out, the second (much smaller) shipment will be delivered in the New Year along with our artisan pasta made from our own organic spelt and ancient wheat. You can be notified when it's back in stock by clicking this link.

 

Olio di Penne

The Farmers

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Pete Smith

"The first time I visited San Giorgio I fell in love with the place...I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to farm the land and produce such wonderful olive oil." 

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Stephen Hughes

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It's been 13 years since we started Olio di Penne; the harvest is back-breaking work, but utterly worth it when the end product is this good."