Extra virgin olive oil from Puglia
Among the typical products of Puglia, we need to talk about the extra virgin olive oil
If you happen to cross the entire region by car, surely you were struck by the landscape; almost totally, from Gargano down along the heel, up to Salento, is characterized by extensive olive groves. Among the many producers of olive oil in Puglia, it stands for quality, recognition and certification, the Labbate (www.labbate.it), active since 1902.The extreme attention to all stages of processing and selection of ingredients provides extra virgin olive oil and other products - olives in brine and water, olive paste and flavored oils - a genuine and unmistakable taste. The DOP extra virgin olive oil, the organic olive oil and the flavored oil, are obtained with the traditional cold pressing that keeps intact the organoleptic properties, unmistakable sweet, slightly almond. The care in the pursuit of perfection in taste is also reflected in the attention to packaging. The named one is not the only major manufacturer of olive oil in Puglia, given the importance that the cultivation of these trees takes a regional level. Another good company in the field, who launched a great initiative to preserve the beautiful landscape of Apulia and to engage customers, is the Masseria Tinelli (www.masseriatinelli.it). Owners offer the opportunity to anyone who want, to rent an olive tree in the company and monitor the various stages of cultivation from pruning to harvesting and processing to obtain oil. Not a bad idea because not everyone is allowed to grow olive trees in your garden!