A TREASURE TO BE SAFEGUARDED
RAW MATERIALS DELIVERY AND STORAGE
More than 1000 different lots of olive oil are delivered to the plant every year and it is only after the various checks have been completed that the oil is deposited in the storage tanks.
Oils with different sensory characteristics and origins are stored separately.
It is just before packaging that the various oils with their different aromas and flavours are combined according to recipes or blends decided by Zefferino Monini. This stage is for purposes of recreating the sensory profile and quality standards set down for each extra-virgin olive oil.
MOVING AND BLENDING
As any transfers or combining of oils from one tank to another are recorded, our IT system keeps track of the analytical values of each oil in each tank and updates them accordingly.
The 500 plus blends we make up every year are then analysed once again before packaging, and all their analytical values are compared with average theoretical values supplied by the IT system.
During the packaging phase a further 1500 tests per year are done to ensure all manufacturing phases from blending to filtering are performed correctly.