There is no San Quirico without extra virgin olive oil. Yeah, it wouldn’t be the same landscape, it wouldn’t be the same flavors in traditional dishes.
The olive tree in the landscape of San Quirico d’Orcia is an inescapable presence, an icon and a garrison of its territory. Olive trees that are also found in vegetable gardens close to the walls, in public parks as well as in the gardens of homes.
A product of great quality is produced from these olive trees, a product of great historical, cultural and economic significance as extra virgin olive oil. A green gold that has been enhanced in San Quirico d’Orcia, since 1993, with the
, an event that showcases the best local produce.
A true and unfailing protagonist of the table: for a ‘simple’ but very tasty bruschetta with freshly pressed new oil, to a condiment in the many meat dishes of the Sanquiriche tradition, to enhance its flavors. Frantoio, Correggiolo, Leccino and Moraiolo are the varieties used: for a great quality oil with a well-defined character. Sensations of the fruitiness of artichoke, fresh grass or almond, accompanied by the typical bitter and spicy notes that make it assertive but well balanced.