Oil, the Tuscan excellences met in Bagno a Ripoli on the occasion of the presentation of the Slow Food Italy Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2021, a collection of quality oils to accompany consumers in their choice of "green gold" with 838 companies reported and 1328 oils reviewed. The initiative took place at Carrozza 10, the outdoor space of the Municipal Theater of Antella, calling on over thirty farms from all over the region. Seven are the realities of Bagno a Ripoli mentioned in the Guide (Buffalmacco, Ramerino Farm, Il Paretaio, Malenchini, Monna Giovannella, Reto di Montisoni, Villa Dauphiné), present alongside many other local producers, oil millers, oil chefs and expert tasters to tell the whole chain of extra virgin olive oil, from the earth to the pressing to the table.

The meeting was opened by the mayor of Bagno a Ripoli Francesco Casini, who started from the memory in the name of the recently deceased Rossella Belegni community in Ripoli, owner with her husband Antonio Arcangeli of the Azienda Agricola Allevamento dell'Apparita, a deeply rooted production reality on the territory. “Honored and happy to host in Bagno a Ripoli, Città dell'Olio and home of PromOlio, the presentation of the Slow Food Guide dedicated to the excellence of oil. Together with the Guide, the many international awards won over the years by Ripolesi oils - said Casini - testify to the quality of the daily work of our companies, the constant and widespread search for excellence. Initiatives like this testify to the common commitment to promote the culture of quality oil, involving all the energies of the territory ".

The new national president of Slow Food Italy Barbara Nappini took the floor over the phone and said: "Oil is a daily food for all of us, so it is essential to provide all the tools to be able to choose and know quality oil. We are in a particularly suitable area and I hope that Slow-Olio will soon become an international network ”.

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