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“Passion and Commitment Apparent Throughout - Great tour & products”

Huilerie Sainte Anne
Ranked #4 of 6 Tours in Grasse
Certificate of Excellence
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Chartley, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
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“Passion and Commitment Apparent Throughout - Great tour & products”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

If you like to see things first hand and if you like to get a real indication of how things are made you will love this olive oil mill and shop. The owner, Alexandre, is humble but in time he reveals the passion, commitment, and expertise he has for his business.

As we toured the mill we learned about the differences between the old methods and the new methods and the challenges of owning and operating a small business while tasting a dazzling array of olive oils, tapenades, and floral honeys.

Alexandre has degrees in agriculture and culinary arts so he approaches his products from all points of view. He was also great with the kids. He got them to try things I could never get them to try at home.

If you want a short side trip that feels off the beaten path that is close to the perfume attractions of Grasse then you should stop by and see Alexandre.

Visited February 2013
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“A great way to add bite to your gourmet kitchen”
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Thanks to local friends who get their own olives crushed into delicious oil, we discovered the last traditional Olive Mill in the Grasse area. We enjoyed a personal tour and explanation of the 300 year old crushing methods, as welll as a comparison with the up to the minute modern and cost effective equipment in the next room. The "olive oil" tasting with the owner was an amazing experience, as we learned to recognise the peppery aftertaste of good cold pressed virgin oil. We left with gourmet oils, tapenades and an unusual chocolate, balsamic vinegar and olive oil mix.

Visited September 2011
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