The Art of Olive Oil at Le Lude

Olive oil, a liquid gold that has graced the culinary world for centuries, stands as a testament to the harmonious fusion of tradition and craftsmanship. From handpicking olives to the cold pressing process, the journey to produce this Le Lude olive oil is a pure craft. 
At Le Lude the process begins with the meticulous handpicking of Mission and Kalamata olives. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes, these olives thrive under the estate sun. This hands-on approach to harvesting ensures that only the ripest and healthiest olives make their way into the production process, guaranteeing the highest quality end product. Once the olives are harvested, they embark on a journey of transformation, evolving from simple fruit to liquid gold. The first step involves washing the olives, removing any impurities that may have clung to their skin. This pristine preparation sets the stage for what’s to come.  
Crushing the olives is the next step, where the fruits are gently broken down to form a paste.  The paste is then slowly mixed, a careful choreography that coaxes the oil out from its botanical enclave. The decanter gently separates the oil from the rest of the paste. The result is a pure, unadulterated expression of the olives’ essence – a testament to the commitment to quality.
The heart of the process lies in the principle of “first cold pressing. This method preserves the oil’s delicate flavors and ensures that no additives compromise its purity.  At Le Lude the commitment to quality, ensures that what reaches our tables is a celebration of flavor, aroma, and purity. 
You can purchase our olive oil directly from the estate. 
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