Frantoio Ballarini is one of the most important symbols of the history and the culture of work in Valtramigna, a charming place, remained intact over the centuries in the hills east of Verona. Heritage of this region is the olive tree and the excellent extra virgin olive oil that results from it.
There is evidence of the presence of oil mills belonging to the Benedictine monastery of Badia Calavena, in the province of Verona, since 1200, among these mills there was also what would later become the Frantoio Ballarini.
Ballarini's family started its business in 1926 and is handed down the art of oil from father to son since four generations, always with the same passion and honesty, by using traditional methods to produce a genuine and unique extra virgin olive oil. To choose its extraction plant Ballarini has relied on Pieralisi, as Girogio Ballarini expains “When it was time to renew the old equipments we visited several oil mills before deciding what to buy, but the oil obtained from Pieralisi machines was the most balanced corresponding to the oil we wanted and still want to offer to our customers”. Mr. Ballarini, owner of the oil mill, adds that "the semplicity of use of Pieralisi machines facilitated the development of the knowhow of the operators and thanks to Pieralisi we obtained an excellent extravirgin olive oil in terms of quality and acidity”.
Ballarini extravirgin olive oil can be sweet and gentle if it comes from olive trees of the autochthonous homegrown variety called Favarol, or more fruity and if it comes from the Grignano variety.