Picture an endless expanse of olive groves, the trees framing a picturesque village in western Liguria. These are the sun-kissed, undisputed masters in the Gazzelli area; the majestic trees reach out towards the sky, defying the laws of physics, and leave unsuspecting visitors speechless at the intertwining beauty and hard-work of man and nature. It is this awe-inspiring beauty that drew two young entrepreneurs back home, to launch an enterprise that included the colors, aromas and tenacity of their land.
It all began in 1905, when Belmonte Giobatta and Paolina Roggero fell in love under the olive trees in the village of Gazzelli, where they then settled and began to cultivate olives. Today, after three generations of olive oil producers, the story now turns to Antonio, Belmonte’s great-grandson. After meeting Ester in 2006, they founded Terre Taggiasche, merging their respective family farms, and taking up the family trade to produce a range of products with a modern style while keeping traditional flavors.
Terre Taggiasche covers 20 hectares, of which 15 are dedicated to the cultivation of the Taggiasca olive tree, a cultivar. From this land comes a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, with a characteristic flavor of pine nuts; an extraordinarily delicate olive oil that contrasts the harshness of the territory.
Our products are cultivated, processed and packaged at our farm. All of our olive based produces use 100% Taggaisca cultivar olives. Our main products are 100 % extra-virgin olive oil, and olives in brine, used to produce pitted olives, and the famous Taggiasca olive spread. In recent years, with the increase in production of vegetables, we have been using traditional recipes from Ester’s Nonna to create speciality Terre Taggiasche spreads and sauces. With Terre Taggiasche tomatoes, we produce sun-dried tomatoes, and pasta sauces using our olives, basil and seasonal vegetables. With Terre Taggiasche walnuts, a touch of cheese and our 100 % extra-virgin olive oil, we produce a mouth-watering walnut sauce. With Ligurian basil, our 100% extra-virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano, we produce Terre Taggiasche pesto. Let us bring a taste of Liguria into your home with these, and many more of our Terre Taggiasche products.