Extra virgin olive oil from Lucca has a yellow-ish colour with shades of green. It has a fruity aroma and its flavour is sweet with tangy, bitter undertones. It is made from different varieties of olive including Frantoio and Lecciono.
The production area includes the municipalities of: Capannori, Lucca, Montecarlo, Altopascio, Porcari, Villa Basilica, Camaiore, Massarosa, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Seravezza e Stazzema, Bagni di Lucca, Borgo Mozzano, Pescaglia, Barga, Coreglia Antelminelli e Minucciano in the Lucchesia, Garfagnana and Versilia.
This oil and its delicately spicy flavour is best used raw as salad dressing, as a simple dip (‘pinzimonio’) and in typically Tuscan dishessuch as bruschetta and soups.