Blera: land of Etruscans, Oil and Truffle
The ancient origins of Blera, dating back at least to VIII-VII century b.C. , seem to enrich, beyond the history of the city, also the fertile local ground, where abound products with rare features such as the truffle and the extra virgin olive oil.
The latter, now universally considered a fundamental food of the Mediterranean diet, is particularly rich in VITAMIN E, polyphenols and antioxidants; thanks to its high digestibility, it's particularly suitable for flavoring and enhancing the most different foods, based on meat, fish, soups or simple vegetables. Blera is renowned, other than its oil, also for the presence of a great black truffle. Our company produces oils and products made with truffles picked up in Blera's territory: real treasures of our Village.
The Cooperative, in contrast with massive and industrial production policies of other oil mills, has chosen the processing of singular lots allowing single producers to work their own olives separately from other lots, so as to give everyone the possibility of tasting the extra virgin olive oil of their own plants.
OUR OIL MILL
IS AN ORGANIC OIL MILL
COMPLETELY ZERO ENERGY IMPACT.
OUR PRODUCTS COMPLETELY ZERO KM.
Our oil mill is completely new and it is composed by a cold extraction and two phases system (without water addition), situated in open countryside, in the Farm of ‘Università Agraria di Blera’.
The electricity used is produced by the photovoltaic system that covers the oil mill, winter heating is done with a boiler fuelled by olive pulp ‘nocciolino’ , and the olive pulp is used for the fertirrigation of our olive groves.