Today, Vecchienna produces cereals, olive oil and breeds Limousine cattle.
All our products are quality labelled with the Agriqualità symbol, signifying respect "Agriqualità for nature".
Limousine cattle are highly muscled cattle originating from the area around Limoges, France, called Limousin. They are horned and have a distinctive dark-red color. Limousine is a sturdy breed well adapted to Tuscany. Limousine cows are known for the quality of their meat, tasty and lower fat than others.
Vecchienna produces each year around 4 quintals of extra virgin olive oil, first pressure, with the eco-label Agriqualità, DOP ("Denominazione di Origine Protetta). Producing olive oil is really at the heart of Italian traditions!
The olives are washed, then are crushed, separated from their stone, kneaded and the pulp obtained is then centrifuged to separate the water from the oil, which comes out ready for consumption.
Nowadays automated equipment is used, but the process is identical to the one in use since the Etruscans!