Explore the Regional Flavours of Italy with Filippo Berio Gran Cru

Filippo Berio, the first and last name in olive oil, is proud to announce the UK launch of their latest range, Filippo Berio Gran Cru.

The Gran Cru range is a selection of three exceptional regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils to be discovered, explored and savoured. Each of the three Gran Cru oils - Dauno, Monti Iblei and Toscano - boast their own unique and delicious characteristics and can transform a simple recipe into an exquisite dish, adding flair, flavour and Italian authenticity.

Like fine wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a product of soil, climate and olive variety, evaluated using careful tasting and quality control. As a result, throughout Italy, there is a marked difference between the flavour and character of each region’s signature olive oils.

Filippo Berio, of Lucca, Tuscany, has been dedicated to Olive Oil since the 1800s and selects the very best and most distinctive regional Italian oils. Filippo Berio is therefore a true expert, with oils ranging from our standard Extra Virgin Olive Oil to this super premium Gran Cru range.

“We at Filippo Berio are delighted to bring this expertly selected Gran Cru range to the British foodie market. With these oils, not only can our consumers experiment with the differing attributes to perfect delicious cuisine, but they will also be experiencing truly authentic flavours of three beautiful Italian regions”, comments Lisa Mullins, Marketing Manager at Filippo Berio.

Filippo Berio Gran Cru - Toscano, Monti Iblei and Dauno - are now available at www.filippoberio.co.uk/shop and in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with an RRP of £10 (500ml). The range includes:

Filippo Berio Gran Cru Toscano – Produced in Tuscany from Frantoio, Pendolino and Leccino olives, this delicate green Extra Virgin olive oil has a strong aroma and a well-balanced flavour; a ripe, sweet and fruity taste with a peppery finish. The mainstay of many traditional Tuscan recipes, it is excellent with fish, soups, vegetables and fresh salads. Perfect for pasta, pulses and barbecued meat too.

Filippo Berio Gran Cru Monti Iblei – Produced in the Monti Iblei area of Sicily and made using Tonda Iblea olives, this Extra Virgin olive oil has an intense aroma, reminiscent of tomato leaves. It has a full-bodied, intense flavour and is excellent with salads, fish and shellfish. Perfect with white meat and boiled or grilled vegetables, it is also spectacular on fresh Pecorino and salted Ricotta.    

Filippo Berio Gran Cru Dauno – Produced in Puglia, in the heel of Italy, and made exclusively from Ogliarola and Coratina olives, this golden green coloured Extra Virgin olive oil is tangy, aromatic and intense. It is best suited to enhancing strong flavours such as game, bitter herbs, artichokes and turnips. It also goes well with vegetable soups and barbecued meat and fish.

We were sent these 3 oils to try for ourselves and we are looking forward to using them.I love the bottles they look really nice and i also love that they are from different region and each one has its own use and what it can go with.

I also got 3 recipe cards sent along also which we will be trying out over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for those.

The recipes are below click on the pictures for enlarged pictures for the recipe should you wish to try it out yourself.

As you can see along the top of the card is the color of the oil you should use.

What do you think of this new range & what would you use it for?

1 comment:

  1. We cook with extra virgin olive oil all the time. This looks like a great product! Have a terrific day!