Cilento Cracked Salella Olive

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Campania

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Cilento Cracked Salella Olive

Cracked olives are made only from olives that are very pulpy but have not yet begun to ripen. These are dented one by one with a sea stone, the pits are patiently removed, and the meat is immersed in water for a few days. The water is changed each morning and evening. After 4-5 days, a brine is prepared with water, salt, bay leaves, and wild fennel, and the olives are left to soak in this solution for a few days. Before putting them in oil, the olives must be pressed to get rid of excess water. Then they can be seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and oregano or thyme, and put in a jar. They should be packed tightly in the jar and pressed to keep them from filling with oil and becoming soft.

This process is repeated, day by day, between the end of September and November, and it requires skill and patience: The harvested olives must be dented, pitted, and put in water all in the same day so that they don’t dehydrate, and a new batch of brine must be prepared for each harvest. Thanks to the skill of the Cilento farmers and the unmistakable taste of the local olives, the result is exceptional. The presence of olives has characterized the landscape of the Alto Cilento, in southern Campania, since time immemorial. The origins of the local salella variety (also known as lioi, licinella, monticedda, or salentina) are unknown. This variety matures slightly earlier than others and has an upright habit, very thick foliage, and lanceolate leaves of a very dark green color, characteristics that may recall an ornamental olive tree. The oil obtained from salella olives is extremely balanced with light bitter and spicy sensations, herbaceous notes, and traces of almond. The flavor of Cracked Salella Olives preserved in extra virgin salella olive oil is truly something to behold.

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Season

The olives to be cracked are picked in September. Once cured, the olives are available year round.

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The dark green of the olive trees and the blue of the sea are the dominant colors of the Cilento coast, and a beautiful patchwork results from alternating groves of centuries-old trees, younger olives, and feral trees that are no longer managed. If well cared for and worked with extreme care, the local olive varieties (particularly salella and pisciottana) can yield monovarietal oils of the highest quality. The salella, if its value is recognized, can stimulate an agricultural revival in the territory. The Presidium brings together some farmers and oil producers who continue to produce this local specialty following the traditional and totally artisanal process, placing the salted, cracked olives in extra virgin salella oil.


Production area
Cilento, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Cilento e Vallo di Diano National Park, Municipality of Pollica, Municipality of Casalvelino, Municipality of Morigerati and Municipality of San Mauro Cilento
Casale Denazzano
di Anna Mele
Cicerale (Sa)
Via Roma, 210
Tel. e fax +39 0828 721133 - 320 0579986
info@casaledenazzano.it
www.casaledenazzano.it

Le Case Coloniche
di Alfonso Cammarota
Casal Velino (Sa)
Via Napoli, 116
Tel. +39 0974 906056 - 335 6608214
lecasecoloniche00@gmail.com
www.lecasecoloniche.net

Cilento – I Sapori della Terra
di Giuseppe Pastore
Casal Velino (Sa)
Via Cermoleo, 3
Tel. +39 320 4847390
pastoregiuseppe@gmail.com

Cooperativa Nuovo Cilento
San Mauro Cilento (Sa)
Località Ortale
Tel. +39 0974 903239 - 903243
info@cilentoverde.com
www.cilentoverde.com

Pietra Bianca
Casal Velino (Sa)
Località Portararo, 32
Tel. e fax +39 0974 907384
347 6408047
info@monzo.it
www.oliopietrabianca.it

Capalia
di Giovanni Di Filippo
Pollica (Sa)
Via Salita Mazziotti, 52
Tel. +39 340 6060852
info@agriturismocapalia.it
www.agriturismocapalia.it

La Mancosa
di Erminio Signorelli
Pollica (Sa)
Località Mancosa
Tel. +39 0974 901242 - 348 2407169
erminiosignorelli@libero.it
www.agriturismolamancosa.it

Il Mulino di Maria Luisa Aceto
Cannicchio di Pollica (Sa)
Località Monaco
Tel. 347 79174153 - 389 0161721
ilmulino.agriturismo@gmail.com

I Moresani
Casal Velino (Sa)
Località Moresani
Tel. +39 0974 902086 - 347 3605586
imoresani@hotmail.com
www.imoresani.com

Radano
di Massimo Radano
Stella Cilento (SA)
Via Cuciniello, 4
Tel. e Fax +39 0974 909003 – 3479130458
www.olioradano.com
info@olioradano.com

Salella
di Pasquale De Iorio
Salento (Sa)
Via Salella
Tel. +39 0974 67099 - 338 4730885 - 328 7129385
info@agriturismosalella.it
www.agriturismosalella.it

Al Sentiero
di Ilaria e Alfredo Di Gregorio
Galdo di Pollica (Sa)
Via Provinciale
Tel. +39 0974 901617 - 347 5007064
gabriellamazziotti@libero.it
www.alsentiero.it

Zio Cristoforo
di Stefano Crescenzo
Via Chiuse, 40
Tel +39 0974 907552 - 339 4531307
info@agriturismoziocristoforo.com
www.agriturismoziocristoforo.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Pasquale De Iorio
tel. +39 328 7129385
presidio.olivasalellacilento@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Assunta Niglio
Tel. +39 333 7039142
assuntaniglio@tiscali.it

The dark green of the olive trees and the blue of the sea are the dominant colors of the Cilento coast, and a beautiful patchwork results from alternating groves of centuries-old trees, younger olives, and feral trees that are no longer managed. If well cared for and worked with extreme care, the local olive varieties (particularly salella and pisciottana) can yield monovarietal oils of the highest quality. The salella, if its value is recognized, can stimulate an agricultural revival in the territory. The Presidium brings together some farmers and oil producers who continue to produce this local specialty following the traditional and totally artisanal process, placing the salted, cracked olives in extra virgin salella oil.


Production area
Cilento, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Cilento e Vallo di Diano National Park, Municipality of Pollica, Municipality of Casalvelino, Municipality of Morigerati and Municipality of San Mauro Cilento
Casale Denazzano
di Anna Mele
Cicerale (Sa)
Via Roma, 210
Tel. e fax +39 0828 721133 - 320 0579986
info@casaledenazzano.it
www.casaledenazzano.it

Le Case Coloniche
di Alfonso Cammarota
Casal Velino (Sa)
Via Napoli, 116
Tel. +39 0974 906056 - 335 6608214
lecasecoloniche00@gmail.com
www.lecasecoloniche.net

Cilento – I Sapori della Terra
di Giuseppe Pastore
Casal Velino (Sa)
Via Cermoleo, 3
Tel. +39 320 4847390
pastoregiuseppe@gmail.com

Cooperativa Nuovo Cilento
San Mauro Cilento (Sa)
Località Ortale
Tel. +39 0974 903239 - 903243
info@cilentoverde.com
www.cilentoverde.com

Pietra Bianca
Casal Velino (Sa)
Località Portararo, 32
Tel. e fax +39 0974 907384
347 6408047
info@monzo.it
www.oliopietrabianca.it

Capalia
di Giovanni Di Filippo
Pollica (Sa)
Via Salita Mazziotti, 52
Tel. +39 340 6060852
info@agriturismocapalia.it
www.agriturismocapalia.it

La Mancosa
di Erminio Signorelli
Pollica (Sa)
Località Mancosa
Tel. +39 0974 901242 - 348 2407169
erminiosignorelli@libero.it
www.agriturismolamancosa.it

Il Mulino di Maria Luisa Aceto
Cannicchio di Pollica (Sa)
Località Monaco
Tel. 347 79174153 - 389 0161721
ilmulino.agriturismo@gmail.com

I Moresani
Casal Velino (Sa)
Località Moresani
Tel. +39 0974 902086 - 347 3605586
imoresani@hotmail.com
www.imoresani.com

Radano
di Massimo Radano
Stella Cilento (SA)
Via Cuciniello, 4
Tel. e Fax +39 0974 909003 – 3479130458
www.olioradano.com
info@olioradano.com

Salella
di Pasquale De Iorio
Salento (Sa)
Via Salella
Tel. +39 0974 67099 - 338 4730885 - 328 7129385
info@agriturismosalella.it
www.agriturismosalella.it

Al Sentiero
di Ilaria e Alfredo Di Gregorio
Galdo di Pollica (Sa)
Via Provinciale
Tel. +39 0974 901617 - 347 5007064
gabriellamazziotti@libero.it
www.alsentiero.it

Zio Cristoforo
di Stefano Crescenzo
Via Chiuse, 40
Tel +39 0974 907552 - 339 4531307
info@agriturismoziocristoforo.com
www.agriturismoziocristoforo.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Pasquale De Iorio
tel. +39 328 7129385
presidio.olivasalellacilento@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Assunta Niglio
Tel. +39 333 7039142
assuntaniglio@tiscali.it

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StateItaly
RegionCampania