“Bella di Cerignola” olive

Posted on Feb 16 2014 by Redazione

olivabellacerignolaBella di Cerignola olive is exclusively grown in the Foggia province of Puglia, Italy. The olives are named for the town in which they originated – Cerignola.
Harvest begins as early as the first week of October, yet sometimes a little later and extending through the middle of November, at the latest.
After standard color and size selection, the olive are placed in a caustic soda, or lye, solution for approximately 10 hours. The olives are then thoroughly washed and put into brine tanks of a 9% salinity for a minimum of four weeks.
Because of its mild flavor, the Bella di Cerignola Olive is often used during aperitif.