This recipe is served with Tuscany Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it has a fruity aroma with hints of almond, artichoke and mature fruit.
Toscano PGI extra virgin olive oil is a typical Tuscan product of excellence. It means typicality and a strong link with the territory, certified by the Community trade mark IGP and by strict production regulations.
Production Area: This extra virgin olive oil is entirely produced in the Region of Tuscany. The variety of the olive trees and the techniques of cultivation, harvesting of the olives at the right stage of ripeness and meticulous workmanship, combine to create an incomparable product, with a recognizable flavour, which brings with it all the nuances of this land. In fact, each area of Tuscany has different and unique tracts, just like the Toscano PGI extra virgin olive oil.
Appearance and Taste: Toscano PGI extra virgin olive oil is green to golden-yellow in color. The aroma is fruity with hints of almond, artichoke and mature fruit.
Origins: The cultivation of Olive tree in Tuscan farmlands was already very important during the Middle Age. Through the centuries, olives continued to be farmed in Tuscany, leading the way to a large-scale olive oil production, whose beginning can be dated back to the XV century.
Production: Toscano PGI extra virgin olive oil is obtained from typical varietes of tuscan olives, all included in the Production Regulation of the Consortium. The Consortium of Olio Toscano PGI ensures that each bottle of Oil is checked during the entire chain of production, strictly made in Tuscany, from the plant to the packaging. Furthermore, the oil is also subjected to chemical and sensory tests (including a tasting by commissions recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture) to check its compliance with the product requirements.
Gastronomy: Toscano PGI extra virgin olive oil is great to serve traditional regional recipes, vegetables soups and the classic “bruschetta”. It has to be stored in a cool, dark place, away from heat sources.