At Domaine Baldi we are committed to excellence. Making the best olive oil has always been a family expertise,proudly passed from father to son veneration through generations. the grandfather Chedli Beldi was a farmer from kairouan driven by passion and mystery. He was the subject of respect and of who attributed him both gifts and supernatural powers. Following the footsteps of this exceptional character,we strive to produce this “liquid gold” with passion and dedication.
Harvesting olives is still artisanal work even with the technological advances Transporting the olives rapidly to the mill to prevent them from being crushed and fermented Selecting olives according to their maturity and health to ensure the best olive oil quality Eliminating the twigs and leaves from the olives then washing them Extracting oil by grinding the olives Separating the oil from vegetation water and particles such as pulp, core and skin by centrifugation Classifying the different obtained olive oils Blending a combination of oils in order to have various flavors
The olives are harvested by hand and with the use of mechanical equipment, from late October to mid-December, when they have reached the right maturity. The olives are harvested daily and delivered to the mill after they have been defoliated, they are placed in well ventilated containers in a dry place, waiting to proceed to washing and crushing which always takes place within the day.
The first and most important of the processing stages consists of grinding: a paste is obtained, which goes on to be remixed in the mixing vat and from there to the final processing stage in the decanter where the oily must and water are separated in a centrifugal separator.
The extraction of the olive oil takes place in machinery that runs on a continuous cycle and is temperature-controlled: it never exceeds 27°, thus obtaining the “cold-pressed” oil of authentic and unchanged characteristics. .
The last remaining impurities are removed by lightly filtering the oil through cotton filters. It is then preserved in airtight, stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 18°C. Later the oil is bottled and sold during the course of the year. .
THE BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL
The tangible benefits of olive oil are unmatched, researches show more advantages nearly every day.
This incredible fat was valued by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs etc since ancient times and it is a
foundation of the Mediterranean diet. Thanks to its antioxidant levels and monounsaturated fatty
acids, it reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension, protects the good cholesterol
and lowers the “bad” one (LDL),enables an improvement of the glycemia, fights against a variety of
cancers and serves to strengthen our immune system.
Specialists recommend the regular use of olive oil in the kitchen for It can quickly satisfy hunger and lead to fewer total calories ingested at the mealtime, while replacing bad fats with good ones avoiding trans fats.
Olive oil is also one of the ancient beauty secrets, it is a hypoallergenic way to moisturize the skin and hair, an anti-aging shield, an effective exfoliant against peeling, a treatment for nails and cuticles and a natural cleanser.
We take pride in the fact that we manage the entire chain of production and distribution: from the olive tree to the bottle, an expertise passed through the exceptional respect and love we have for the olive tree. As a result, our olive oil is a bouquet of flavors that seduces your taste buds with its subtlety and delicacy while still enjoying its slight bitterness. At Domaine Beldi Olive oil, quality is a culture.