In Tuscany, there are over 200 acres of land covered by olive trees. The aroma and flavor of the olives vary from area to area, from the jagged coastline of the Maremma, to the softly rolling hills near Siena and Chianti to the Apuane Alpes, and the enchanting islands located just off the Tuscan coast. Tuscany is a region with rich artistic and gastronomic traditions. Tuscan olive oil is beautiful expression of all the region has to offer.
All Academia Barilla Extra Virgin Olive Oils are made exclusively with handpicked olives, harvested at the perfect degree of maturity, yielding small amounts of superior quality olive oil and freshness in every bottle.
Extra virgin olive oils of Academia Barilla have been selected from among Italy's most refined DOP olive oils. The DOP seal guarantees that olives have been grown and pressed, and oil has been fully produced and bottled, in a single territory that yields olive oils with a distinctive profile. From this exclusive, small group of DOP oils Academia Barilla selects those with the most exquisite taste and with characteristics that faithfully represent the region of origin.
Located in Parma, Italy, Academia Barilla is the first international center dedicated to presenting Italian culinary art to the world. Academia Barilla foods let you experience uniquely Italian delicacies, hand selected and perfected through centuries of tradition and innovation. Regional aged cheeses renowned for freshness and sophistication. Traditional cured meats of prized complexity. Small-batch extra virgin olive oils locally produced from handpicked olives and fresh with scents of ripening tomatoes and newly cut grass. Aged balsamic vinegars personally selected through blind taste tests to ensure the highest quality. Infused sea salts famous for their purity, hand harvested in the natural reserve of Trapani.