Olive Oil and Truffle Tasting

Olive Oil and Truffle Tasting


Italy has a worldwide reputation for it’s  Olive Oil, and Umbria is by far the most superior. Ask an Umbrian citizen whatsoever, he will argue that the Umbrian Oil is the best in all of Italy! If you do not believe him, a visit to a local Olive Mill   for a tasting. [ www.oliveoilagency.org ].Here you can get the best tips on where, and take advantage of offers and courses in Olive Oil tasting at a professional and national level.

Would you like to participate in the olive picking and come along to the mill,  [Frattoio ], to see how Oil is extracted, then you must come  in early November. Traditionally, picking Olives is done by hand, laying nets under each tree, easy to place into baskets and transported to the local oil mill. Today, more growers use modern machinery to help them harvest the crop. … There are more modern  mills today, and still many with the old style, large boulders which crushes the olives into a paste. The olive paste is placed on straw mats stacked and pressed together by a threaded press. Green Oil seeps through the sides and collected. Virgin, beautiful and delicious!

Truffle, [ Tartufo ], Umbria’s black and white gold,  this a local specialty that can be found in most restaurants of the area. For the true truffle lover “The International Truffle’s School”, which holds courses in both theory and practice, on  how to find truffles. Of course the school offers even Cooking classes,  focusing on truffles [ www.scuoladeltartufo.com ]. Prices and dates are found on the  English language website. You can also send email [minfo@scuoladeltartufo.it ] for inquiries.