LA TOURANGELLE Virgin Walnut Oil

Product: First Press Virgin Walnut Oil
Brand: La Tourangelle 
Producer: Huilerie Croix Verte SAS 
Country of origin: France
Region: Loire 
Town: Saumur 
Approximate price per liter: 30 euros/liter
Approximate volume: 250 cc
Prizes and recognition: Finalist at the 2006 Fancy Food Show in New York and Gold Medal at the 2006 Concours General Agricole in Paris, among many others.
GourmetSearcher.com score out of 100: 92/100
Why does it deserve our mention? For its delicacy and authenticity.  It comes from walnuts selected, roasted and pressed at the century old mill at La Tourangelle.  The manufacturing process prioritizes maintaining the natural qualities of the walnut.   Since its introduction, it has been awarded many prizes in France and internationally and it is used by many French restaurants in their culinary creations.  The company defines itself as a producer of gourmet oils and it is still located in Saumur and still in the hands of Kohlmeyer family.  The virgin walnut oil is the pride of the company, along with the pistachio oil, one of the most valuable oils around.  From a health perspective, it stands out for its high level of Omega 3 acids and its use is recommended to help cardiovascular function.
How should you eat or cook it? In vinaigrettes or in baking. 
What wine should you drink with it? In this case it’s better without wine.
How should you keep it? In a cool, dry place.
Where can you buy it?  www.deandeluca.com. or www.lagrandepicerie.com

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