traditional milling

Why Some Producers Are Not Ready to Give Up Their Traditional Presses

Inefficient and difficult to maintain, traditional presses are often dismissed as a relic of another era. Olive Oil Times found some producers who say they are not about to abandon their old presses anytime soon.

Making Olive Oil in France the Ancestral Way

Millers in the rural town of Coudoux, France, are perpetuating the ancestral way of producing olive oil to offer a traditional product that tastes the same as it did a century ago.
Special Report

Seggiano Suspends Olive Tree in City Wall

In Seggiano (Tuscany) you can visit a Museum where an olive tree producing the local olive oil (Olivastra saggianese variety) was installed

Traditional Olive Oil Production in Tunisia

Despite its rising place in the international ranking, Tunisian producers are still strongly tied to old traditions.
Olive Oil Times Special

Basilicata, Wild Olive of Southern Italy

New opportunities are coming to get to know the olive oils of Basilicata, a wild land that inspired great artists.

Rome Journal: A Peek Inside the Olive Oil Mill Next Door

Small olive oil farms dot the rolling Roman hills where the love for the craft is the main ingredient in the popular local olive oil.
Special Report

New Twist on Traditional Olive Press

A Spanish company says it has developed a “breakthrough” for the ancient olive press resulting in olive oil higher in antioxidants.

Riogordo’s Milling Honors Verdial Olive Oil

The Olearum Culture and Oil Heritage association organized recently the first edition of “The Milling of Riogordo” which recreated the traditional production of olive oil in the Ethnographic Museum of Riogordo (Málaga).