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Ligurian pesto is one of the basic ingredients of Italian cooking. Ligurian pesto made at the Mill contains more than 80% Ligurian basil paste and now satisfies even the most sophisticated of palates. Extra virgin olive oil from the Mill enhances this sauce giving it a delicate and special flavour that is unique.
Organic extra virgin olive oil 63%, organic basil 22%, organic pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano seasoned (milk, salt, rennet), sea salt, organic garlic, organic wine vinegar. Acidifying: lactic acid.
The characteristic and delicate flavour of this smooth Pesto makes it an excellent choice when preparing sauces, first courses, side dishes and fish or meat dishes. It is are also an important ingredient for making canapés and delicious sandwiches, which make an ideal accompaniment to alcoholic aperitifs or fruity cocktails.
The oil mill of Frantoio D'Oneglia is located in the small, picturesque village of Sant`Agata d`Oneglia, in the hilly countryside of Imperia, overlooking the Ligurian coast, where their family has been making typical regional products from our small, highly aromatic Taggiasca olives for over 190 years. The olive trees are pruned and harvested by hand. The rhythm of the seasons revolves around the harvest.
This company's great success lies in the fact that the products are not mass-produced, and their consistently high quality is appreciated by lovers of Mediterranean cuisine from France to Germany, from Japan to North America, as well as by famous chefs and the best delicatessen dealers.
They are are a member of the elite group –“Corporazione dei Mastri Oleari", which is dedicated to the olive cultivation and the oil production. They have received the award "Ercole Olivario" (contest of the Italian Chambers of Commerce) with the classification “fruity” for their oil and also the award of Country Fair Olive Oil of the World, - the "Oscars for the olive", in L.A.
The history of the olive oil mill of Sant’Agata d’Oneglia and the Mela family is inextricably linked to the history of Taggiasca olive trees: a variety which was introduced to the west coast of Liguria by Benedictine monks in 1600.
In 1827, the Mela family – one of the oldest families in Sant’Agata d’Oneglia – began to dedicate themselves to the production of extra virgin olive oil, pressing the sweet, tasty Taggiasca olives with the help of the village’s small stone press, which was operated by expending great physical effort.
Nowadays, this type of press has been replaced by new technology and more modern methods of production, which are able to ensure the quality and authenticity that customers look for and appreciate.