We are what we eat
Good, wholesome and ethically-produced
We comply with the three key points of the philosophy of SLOW FOOD, the world association of producers of the land to which we adhere with conviction and which we promote with our activities.
From Terre di Còcomo
The extra virgin olive oil of these hills embodies the focus of the cultural and food & wine tradition. The olive tree is the symbol of our landscape, and looking after it marks the time, the meetings and last but not least it generates cooking and occasions for celebration.
Our olive groves are cultivated and cared for by using only natural products, and, at the same time, preserving the original terraces of these hills.
The oil is obtained from the cold pressing of the olives that we harvest by hand, between October and November, and take to the local olive oil mill every day, where the oil is filtered after pressing to ensure the highest nutritional and organoleptic quality and its duration over time.
Terre di Còcomo Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an organic product of the highest quality and selected by the Slow Food Guide of Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
The network is self-managed, has no hierarchical structures, and is always open to the contribution of new participants who recognize themselves in the founding values of producing good, clean and fair food. Every year SlowBeans takes place: it is a sober, welcoming, tasty and sustainable traveling event that always ends with the fabulous Fagioliadi, a semi-serious culinary competition, where the dishes of the exhibitors compete in the story of legumes and territories. For us it has become a great group of friends from all over Italy whom it is a pleasure to meet and share with.
Bees, our friends the bees.
We maintain and care for an apiary made up of 10 beehives so that these noble insects are able to continue pollinating these hills.
The sugary nectar collected from flowers is turned into nutritious and energetic honey, which will accompany your breakfast in the morning or it will be served with a taste of local cheeses or will be added as an ingredient to the recipes of our cuisine, which in turn can be savoury and sweet.
The fruits of Còcomo
In spring and summer the trees of our farm, after the display of their colourful and fragrant blooms, give us their fruits. We collect them and serve them fresh, as juices or extracts.
Then, according to the tradition of conservation during unproductive periods, a good part of our fruit is turned into jams and marmalades ready to be found on our guests’ breakfast table to be spread on a slice of bread, on a tart, as a filling for a homemade cake or as a pairing with a taste of local cheeses.
Our organic jams made with fresh fruit are also available for sale in our shop along with all other products.