Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse – San Gimignano

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the green gold of Tuscany

Tuscan oil is one of the typical Tuscan products that deserves the place among the excellence of Made in Tuscany. Olive picking begins from mid October through November

Tuscan olive oil is an extra virgin olive oil produced in the Tuscany region that is obtained by mechanical extraction processes. In fact, an olive oil can be defined as “virgin” if during its production only mechanical methods were used. So the choice of using an extra virgin olive oil also means choosing a high quality oil.

The Tuscan “fettunta is a slice of toasted bread topped with extra virgin olive oil. It’s a simple and genuine dish of the Tuscan tradition.

The extra virgin olive oil, together with wine, is therefore one of the symbols of our region