Your own culture is the best place to start
More food trends have emerged and disappeared in the 21st century than ever before – but our own standards in this respect are as old as mankind itself: healthy, pure, longer-lasting enjoyment.
Since 1977, we have been advocating for food to remain part of a natural cycle, with healthy enjoyment firmly at its core. As individuals and as a business, we have been passing on our passion and our vitality to subsequent generations ever since: ‘We love sharing special moments of enjoyment.’
Because at Mediterre, we only share products with you that we also enjoy with our own families. When it comes to sustainable cultivation, handcrafted perfection and the purest natural products, we have complete trust in our handpicked and long-serving suppliers – who reward us in turn with their traditionally crafted masterpieces. It takes a great deal of experience to be able to stay true to nature as a business and still offer the best products for both vibrant family meals and demanding top chefs.
Mediterre was a brand of Akreum SA (www.akreum.com) until 2018, when it split off to form Mediterre International SA. Mediterre International SA is part of the Wealthyard Group SA (www.wealthyard.com), which functions as a parent company defining the vision and strategy of the member companies.
OUR VISION & PHILOSOPHY
Our vision and values
From the very beginning, we have followed our one true passion – to produce nothing less than products of the highest quality. At the same time, we respect and protect our most valuable resource: nature.
The high level of trust we have established with our producers over many years makes it possible to create organic and sustainable products in a way that seems almost magical.
What matters most to us is quality, not quantity. We want to offer a fair product that is sustainable from the very first step in the process right to the moment you take your first bite or sip.
A world in which we can relish our enjoyment
Our products are our way of sharing – and enjoying – our ideals and values with the whole world. We hope to inspire others and perhaps find some new sources of inspiration for ourselves, too.
Business and ethical responsibilities are one and the same for us. At Mediterre, we uphold high standards for responsible conduct vis-à-vis our employees and producers, in our production processes, and in how we treat the environment – and, of course, our customers. After all, when it comes to our customers’ culinary enjoyment, each Mediterre product is a demonstration of what we believe to be the most natural and intense part of life: the food we eat.
This is why we believe our customers should experience nothing less than pure joie de vivre and the most enjoyable dining experience possible – all owing to pure, natural products that are healthy and sustainable.
Papadopoulus Olive Oil
For many years, Papadopoulus has combined its passion for olive oil with an innovative approach, taking advantage of modern technologies in its production of pure olive oil that, in spite of this, never breaks with tradition. These top-shelf oils transport the region’s diverse flavours to your table and are produced in one of the most state-of-the-art olive oil presses in Greece against the idyllic, sunny backdrop of the Greek landscape that stretches from the Ionian to the Aegean Sea.
Azienda Agricola San Mario
In 1986, the trained agriculturalist and herbalist Kurt Künzi – considered the father of organic herb cultivation in the Swiss mountain region – founded Azienda San Mario in Bibbona, Tuscany, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
He transplanted his many years of experience in the natural cultivation of edible and medicinal plants from the Swiss Alps to the plateaux of Tuscany. There, in his licensed Demeter organic farm, he cultivated Tuscany’s famous Frantoio olives, along with sea buckthorn, chokeberries and pomegranates. His children continue to operate the business on the same natural principles today.
Extra native Demeter olive oil
Tuscany’s unique Frantoio olives are harvested early by hand and cold-pressed on the day of picking.
Demeter balsamic vinegar
Azienda Agricola San Mario also produces first-class, fantastically aromatic vinegars flavoured with Demeter sea buckthorn, chokeberry and pomegranate.
Cold Pressing – Olive Oil
After thorough cleaning and removal of the pits, the olives are further processed and crushed. The step of crushing and grinding is critical and plays a major role in the ultimate quality of the olive oil.
Mechanical pressing of the olives is done at a maximum temperature of 22-25°. With the two-phase centrifuge, the olive oil is separated from the other components in the first phase and from the remaining water in the second phase.
OLIVE OIL - BETWEEN MYTH AND POETRY
According to Greek mythology, olive oil was invented by Aristaios and spread throughout the Mediterranean.For the greeks, olive oil is still a fundamental ingredient in the kitchen and a remedy for health and beauty since ancient times. Homer called it “Liquid Gold” and Hippokrates “The Great Healer”.
Our olives are picked by hand from 18,000 olive trees and pressed within 3-6 hours in our own mill.
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