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Cantasole is the proud creation of the De Marco Family. They have been producing olive oil since 1885, and they are passionate about Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Cantasole is produced in the beautiful Mediterranean landscape of Salento region, in Puglia, very close to the sea. The family’s great grand father, Vincenzo De Marco planted the first olive tree there in 1885. At that time the women living and working in the grove used to wake up singing to the olive trees at sunrise. Their singing and careful cultivation has resulted in a harmonious environment that they have worked hard to maintain, through four generations.
In the present day, to ensure the utmost quality of Cantasole extra virgin olive oil, the harvest has been mechanised - but it still starts at the crack of dawn, at first light. The modern machinery used for the harvest ensures that the olives never touch the ground, avoiding any contamination and they are taken to a state-of-the-art mill for immediate production of olive oil, within 5 hours of collection.
Cantasole’s new olive mill has been designed for zero impact on the environment thanks to the new zero-waste system. The recent upgrades to the mill have resulted in improved quality of their EVOO. This is a great change, for two main reasons: their new mill is now cleaner, better equipped and more streamlined. This has resulted in more efficient, easier processing of the olives, and higher quality oil. Even better, however, the new mill is the first zero-waste press in the world. This is an invention of Giovanni Cassese (Mioolio), who found a way to use extraction wastes to power a biogas plant. It’s a real revolution for EVO Oil production worldwide and Cantasole are proud to be through its pioneers – and we are proud to be supporting them by listing their fantastic oil!
Of course, the passion, energy and hard work that Cantasole have put into their olive oil has not gone unnoticed! They have been consistent award winners and this year they again achieved a gold award at the NYIOOC and were awarded a gold medal at the EVO International Olive Oil Contest.
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