The Cooperative “Olivicoltori Lago di Como Società Cooperativa agricola” with the aim of obtaining an extra-virgin olive DOP oil of the highest quality, was born in 2011 with the passion and continuity of Como and Lecco’s 25 olive growers. Olive growers in Lake Como want to offer a unique, special product: to create this they have care of the olive groves. All the olive groves are recorded and controlled by an agronomist according to the principles of organic agricolture, in addition to the Lombard Lakes control’s rules about the regulation of extra virgin olive oil DOP. Oil could be bottled only after these procedures, controls and analyzes provided by the DOP procedures.
Lake Como olive oil: precious product obtained from an ideal soil, but limited
Olive growers in Lake Como know that the peculiarity of their own oil comes from the production area: Lake Como is in the hills and has got protection from the Alpine chain, that protect the slow maturation of the olives in a mild climate.
Olive trees were coming on the Lake Como during the Roman times, thanks to the Greek colonists who settled in our territory. The cultivation of the olive trees was suspended in the past by preferring mulberry, silk and vineyards. After the war some far-sighted farmers have decided to rediscover this cultivation. Today, about 40,000 olive trees are cultivated in the Lake Como’s provinces, among which you can admire even the most ancient plants.
Varieties and Acknowledgments
The varieties produced by the olive growers of Lake Como are: Frantoione, Bolgegna, Leccino. From 2011 to today they received a lot of awards: the introduction into the Gambero Rosso guide among the top three Lombardy extra virgin olive oil in and into the Slow Food’s Guide to Extra virgins.
Where to buy the extra virgin olive oil on Lake Como?
The Cooperative “Olivicoltori Lago di Como Società Cooperativa agricola” organizes during summer and spring walks between the Lake Como’s olive trees, between Varenna, Perledo and Vezio or along the Viandante’s Path. For those who want to buy the original Lake Como’s oil of you can contact directly the members or look for directly online.
You can find all info at this link www.olicoop.it, or at your arrival at Hotel Posta Moltrasio, ask for information at reception, we will give you all the tips to buy a truly unique, precious and typical product.