The Producers Association Garda DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil invites all its members to “ Giorgio Bargioni Award”, the first edition of the “Campionato interregionale di potatura dell’olivo” will be Saturday 16th April 2016 in Manerba del Garda (BS) with the partecipation of AIPOL Soc. Coop. Agricola. The first prize of the competiton is the electric scissor Felco F800, for the second and third positions the prizes are the pruning manual equipment.
Why choosing land pruning?
The answers arrived from Professor Franco Famiani during the pruning class we organizzed last month. We have now decided to talk again about this topic in order to share new practical advices about the gears to choose.
Within the recent extra virgin olive oil fraud, Garda DOP olive oil is a synonym of a good quality safe product.
The words of the Veneto regional council member Giuseppe Pan are positive. He recently spoke about extra virgin olive oil: “Those who buy certified extra virgin olive oil with DOP protected appellation dcan keep calm about the safety and quality of what they are consuming. Expecially those who buy Garda Dop olive oil and Veneto Dop have the certainty that they are tasting the product that is the result of the squeezing of selected olives from our territory, cultivated and processed according to specific regulations, ground in olive presses that guarantee the exclusiveness of origin, flavour and biodiversity”.
Through a press release by the Veneto Region, the council member stressed ho olive oil produced in Veneto is trusted by the markets and by consumers, thanks to “the activity of Producers Associations”. In fact if on one hand the regional organs work constantly in order to guarantee maximum surveillance on the production of the two DOP, on the other hand the constant actions of tutelage and safeguard promoted by our Association in order to guarantee authenticity and quality of Garda DOP olive oil against abuse, counterfit products and improper use of the appellation. Among these there is for instance the recent redesign of the symbol – in accordance with the new regulations – an essential tool in order of recognition for the consumer who can easily distinguish the Garda oil of protected appellation from other types of oil on the market.
To sum things up, the consumer who wants to be sure when buying extra virgin olive oil of the origin of the quality can do so, knowing that – as stated by the Vice-Chairman of the Garda DOP Producers Association, Laura Turri – “quality exists and it is produced, under the appellation Garda DOP, by olive growers of the production chain of three regions: Veneto, together with Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige, as well as the provinces of Verona, Brescia, Mantua and Trento. It is a high value product, traced and safe thanks to a careful and precise control program”.
A photo-story to sum up the 2015 campaign through the pictures took by the members of the Consortium Garda DOP Oil.
Oil Garda Dop’s comeback: a short time ago we talked about the expectations on the 2015 olive campaign using optimistic words that announced a “greater quantity of olives compared to 2014” and, above all, “quality guaranteed”. Here we are, then, to recount just this campaign: in order to do it, nothing better than a few snapshots taken directly by Garda’s growers describing their work and its stages; methods and tools which, across Garda’s territory, combine tradition with modern technologies. Let’s start from the beginning, the symbol of this work: the plastic net which, lying on the ground under the trees, collect the fallen olives. Read More
The history of olive oil in the Middle Ages is closely bound to Church and religions. Used during religious services, it was to much expansive to reach everybody’s table.
The olive tree in the Middle Ages and liturgy. Our olive-growing tradition has never been
as related to religion as it was during that time. If indeed oil represented the main seasoning, in the High Middle Ages things do change. From a food use, oil switches to a usage related to liturgical purposes. In the Padan Plain area, seasonings such as pig fat and lard are preferred – except for Lent – while olive oil is the fundamental element to all the Sacraments of the Church. From baptism to confirmation, including anointing of the sick. Read More
The olive oil Garda PDO protagonist at the roadshow Menu Pesce di Lago.
It kicks off on September 5 the culinary roadshow Menu Pesce di Lago, which runs until 18 December 2015 among the restaurants in the Brescia side of Lake Garda. An event sponsored by our Consortium and the Strada dei Vini e dei sapori del del Garda, in collaboration with the organizing committee of the “Valtenesi con Guso”.
The roadshow is planning a calendar of 17 dinners in the restaurants of Brescia. Each evening will have as guests mills and wineries of the lake. In the menu there will then fish these waters as whitefish, pike lake whitefish accompanied the oil Garda PDO and the wines of the Brescia side of the lake.
Water is the common denominator of these evenings. In keeping with the theme of the Expo, “Feeding the Planet,” the lake, with its Mediterranean climate and glacial hills around, he tells this territory and its products declined in the themes of sustainability and consumption of local ingredients.
All parties, except the first, will be on Friday night at the unified cost 30 €. Contact the restaurants to subscribe.
Ristorante Tana del Gufo – Lonato del Garda
Ristorante Il Fattore – Desenzano del Garda
La cascina del Ritrovo – Lonato del Garda
Ristorante Al Braciere – Sirmione
Ristorante Antica Cascina San Zago – Salò
Il Lorenzaccio – Brescia
Ristorante Osteria dei Poeti – Manerba del Garda
Osteria La Miniera – Gardola di Tignale
Osteria La Frasca – Desenzano del Garda
Ristorante Il Giglio – Gardone Riviera
Ristorante Fenil Conter – Pozzolengo
Ristorante Vineria Il Gusto – Manerba del Garda
Ristorante Cascina Capuzza – San Martino della Battaglia
Osteria Tirabusù – Salò
Trattoria Il Fiore – Desenzano del Garda
Osteria della Cantina Villa Pasini – Raffa di Puegnago sul Garda
Ristorante Sostaga – Gargnago
Last 11 June there was the award ceremony of the contest “L’Oro del Benàco”, the contest announced by the Producers Association of Garda DOP oil which rewards the best Garda oils
Crunchy Cannoli with grana mousse, Badoere IGP asparagus or Cimadolmo IGP and Garda DOP olive oil zabaione Extra Virgin
Chef Isidoro Consolini’s recipe Ingredients for 4 people: 2 layers of brik pastry 800 g of green asparagus Badoere IGP or Cimadolmo IGP 1 slice of garlic Read More
Ingredients for 4 people:
300 g of fresh dough
7 g of agar-agar
160 g of water
Ingredients for 4 people:
300 g of water
120 g of sugar
20 g of basil
10 g of green pepper
250 g of strawberry pulp
Freshwater fish with truffle cooked in Garda extra virgin oil vegetables, prawn dust and burnt milk sauce
Due giorni di degustazioni delle eccellenze del Veneto. Questo il tema dell’evento “Il Principe Rosso incontra le tipicità del Veneto” che si terrà il 6 e 7 giugno 2015 a Piazzale Italia di Sottomarina. Una rassegna in cui il Radicchio Rosso di Chioggia incontra le delizie nostrane, in un sodalizio a colpi di marchi di qualità per ridestare la consapevolezza del patrimonio culinario che ha reso nei secoli il Veneto un baluardo del gusto. Read More
Lunedì 16 marzo, il nostro olio sarà al Hotel Vittoria di Brescia per il convegno “Il Sistema delle eccellenze Lombarde”, un appuntamento promosso dalla Regione Lombardia e dedicato all’olio Garda DOP e Laghi Lombardi DOP. Un evento pensato per confrontarsi sulle sinergie che legano il mondo dell’olivicoltura con il territorio e il turismo. Read More
Venerdì 13 febbraio 2015, abbiamo organizzato un incontro tecnico dal titolo “Il problema della lebbra e della mosca nell’olivicoltura gardesana”, con l’obiettivo di fornire ai nostri olivicoltori associati strumenti e informazioni per difendere gli olivi dalla lebbra dell’olivo e dalla mosca olearia. Read More
Torna dal 22 al 24 gennaio 2015, al Palazzo delle Stelline a Milano, la quarta edizione di Olio Officina Food Festival, la bella manifestazione ideata e diretta da Luigi Caricato dedicata agli oli da olive e ai condimenti. Read More