The “Gli Oliveti del Poggio” olive company was founded in 2016 by Matteo Fratini’s desire to complete the project inaugurated in 2002 with the creation of the “Poggio dell’Oliveto” family farm business.
Their products are available at Simply Market (the supermarket of Due Torri-Collepepe)
Perugia is also very well known for the production of Chocolate. I am proud to present this “boutique” chocolate factory and its enthusiastic owner Marco. Marco will be happy to organize chocolate tasting. They also organize a very fancy course to teach how to make chocolates and a cooking course on how to use cacao in traditional recipes such as pasta and stews.
The traditional bread of the area is called Pagnotta and is a rustic bread made without salt and baked in a wood fired oven. It is a very basic bread and not very tasty but it is the best for bruschetta (toasted slices of bread on a BBQ rubbed with garlic, sprinkled with salt and drizzled with good local olive oil). Salt was a luxury in years gone by and therefore not used as liberally in cooking but rather to preserve cured meats. This explains why the area is rich in flavorful cured meats. The closest paneficio is near the village of Collepepe in the shopping center of Due Torri.