The Brisighella Agricultural Cooperative was established in the 1960s in Faenza. This city, known as the «City of Oil and Wine», stands out for its reputation for hospitality and slow tourism, a place where history, scenery, local food and wine and culture are intertwined.
The Brisighella winery aims to enhance and promote local olive production thanks to the initiative of 16 agricultural producers. A few years later, an olive mill was built for the olives, and the first milling was carried out. Over the years, the development of the cooperative has been characterized by continued growth and today, 300 olive grower members cultivate about 100,000 olive trees. While the company is more commonly known for its olive oil production, they also produce several wine varieties, including Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Pignoletto and Albana grapes.
The company has a heritage of passion and knowledge handed down over several generations, which maintains constant care and attention over its products. In 1996 came the recognition of the Brisighella DOP by the European Community, which attested to the hard work and value of the Cooperative and contributed to important commercial advances of the products of the Brisighellese territory. In 2018, the Cooperative renovated one of its mills, the Frantoio, equipped with new innovative extraction technologies aimed towards sustainable and economical production methods.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.