Alziari 5% l'huile d'olive Bar Soap - Lemon Verbena
A South End Formaggio customer saw Alziari's olive oil and asked where the soap and gel douche were. We never carried them but told him we would try them in on our next shipment. We called him when they came in, he was delighted. He told us we saved him thousands since he didn't have to travel to Nice just to get his wife soap. We were happy to help. Although we hope she still gets to go to Nice. Softens skin and rough hands. Perfect for the bath or the kitchen sink.
|Country of Origin||France|
The Alziari mill was built in 1868 on a former mill's ruins. When it was first constructed, it was in the middle of the country and since then, the city of Nice has grown up around it.
Alziari produces their olive oil using a traditional method called "Genoese" where the olives are ground for two to three hours, at which point the stone pond is filled with cold water and the oil that comes up to the surface is immediately taken out to be settled. The pulp is put into "scurtins" (baskets made out of coconut fiber) and squeezed to release the remaining oil. Made using the native "cailletier" variety of olive, the resulting oils are smooth in character with a clean, ripe olive flavor.