The Salella dented Bio del Cilento olive is a traditional specialty, which thanks to its historical link with the territory, has been recognized as a Slow Food Presidium.
Production begins with the harvest of the largest and most pulpy olives of the Salella variety, which have not yet reached maturity. They are crushed with a stone, the core is removed and immersed in water for a few days, changing the water in the morning and in the evening. Then they are put in a brine with water, salt, bay leaves and wild fennel and left to rest for a few days.
Before final packaging, the olives are gently pressed to release the water and then placed in glass jars with extra virgin olive oil, oregano and chilli, always keeping them firmly pressed so that they do not absorb an excessive amount of oil. The product represents an excellence of the territory certified 100% Made in Italy.
The history of the Salella farm begins in the first half of the nineteenth century, with the cultivation of olive trees and white figs from Cilento.
Today it is managed in the wake of the most ancient traditions and has remained faithful to the crops and typical products of the area.
The Salella farm is immersed in the enchanting landscape of the Cilento Park, on the slopes of a hill planted with olive groves, vineyards, chestnut groves and woods. During the 90s, the olive groves were transformed from extensive to intensive cultivation, adapting their needs to modern agriculture.
The Salella farm has joined the UNAPROL traceability program, subjecting itself to the strict production and control regulations of one of the most accredited bodies in Italy, the CSQA. Thanks to the UNAPROL traceability system, the entire production process is controlled and certified, thus providing a series of information to the consumer, concerning the place of production, the variety of olives grown, the cultivation methods, processing, packaging and qualitative characteristics. of the oil produced. In this way a real identity card of the oil is created, in fact through the coding system it is possible to trace each batch of oil, giving greater guarantees and safety to the consumer.