Olio di Penne - our olive oil
Olio di Penne comes from a small estate nestled in the foothills of the Grand Sasso Mountain in the Abruzzo region, Italy. Selling each year’s harvest puts me in the less than enviable position of merely breaking even. This is simply not a commercial venture; it is an absurdly romantic labour of love aimed at pleasing friends and family with quality oil. Olio di Penne really is nothing like the olive oil you will find on the supermarket shelves. Store bought oil is typically extracted using centrifugal force which, although cheaper, results in an infinitely inferior product. Our olives are milled using a traditional “cold-extraction” press which, together with the age of the trees, the D.O.C region and the speed that it is harvested, pressed and canned, produces the most exquisite and peppery oil you will ever taste.
We cannot market the oil as organic because we lack the necessary authentication but none of the trees have been sprayed and the fertilizer used is organic.
If you are interested in placing an order or want to know more (we can of course arrange a tasting) then please get in touch with us.
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Please bear in mind that due to the limited size of the olive grove we will eventually sell out and therefore cannot guarantee a year round supply. The oil is tinned in November and sold on a first come, first served basis. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated.