Puglia preserves a millenary olive-growing tradition, represented by its 60 million olive trees , most of which are centuries old. Cultivation, introduced by the Greek and Apigian populations, today makes Puglia the first Italian region for the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil . With numerous cultivars with unique organoleptic characteristics and extremely representative of the territory, the olive tree is also present in the regional banner.
Getting in touch with this millenary tradition is possible, in Alberobello , by visiting the Oleificio Salamida , a typical olive farm , completely family-run.
The Salamida family, for over twenty years, has kept alive the tradition of harvesting and milling the local olives , which involves many of the inhabitants of Alberobello . The processing takes place through both traditional means, such as cold milling on granite millstones, and with modern methods, for centrifugal extraction .
The Oleificio Salamida also has its own production of artisanal extra virgin olive oil , cold extracted within 24 hours of harvesting. The typical cultivars of the Alberobello area, processed by the mill are ogliarola and olivastra .
While the collection of olives and the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil take place purely in the winter months, during the rest of the year it is possible to make visits to the oil mill . In the company, you can learn the various production methods, through tastings and learn to appreciate the different organoleptic characteristics of Extra Virgin Olive Oil .
The visits are free and take place in an area of the company designed to accommodate families and organized groups. Reservations are recommended for groups and coach parking is available.
Inside the company shop it is possible to purchase packages of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in numerous formats.