- LA PLANTATION
Updated on 07/30/2021
Present on exhibition Gourmet 2021
From 12 to September 13, 2021
14, Rue Gilles Dagneau
1390 GREZ DOICEAU
A family-owned pepper and spice organic farm in Cambodia
Like any agricultural project, our project is built with long term objectives. It has been incepted on Fair Trade principles, from our partners to our employees to benefit our rural community. We work with international importers and distributors who share our values. Together, we are committed to offering the freshest spices at the fairest price, for the producer and the consumer.
Within La Plantation, we built a production plant which allows us to process and package the spices immediately after their harvest. This freshness is an essential guarantee of the quality of the spices we produce.
The production site provides a controlled environment with trained teams, ensuring compliance with international standards in terms of hygiene and food safety. The spices are tested by international laboratories before being distributed.
Quality is the foundation of our project. Processing and packaging of our spices, immediately after their harvest, guarantee their freshness and the preservation of their aromas. La Plantation is proud to highlight the expertise of rural communities in Cambodia, who produce high quality spices, and to promote them on the international market.
The history of Kampot Pepper is intimately linked to that of Cambodia and the Kampot region. The first plantations were established in the Kampot region by Chinese from Hainan, from the 13th century. Today, cultivation, harvesting and selection are still done by hand to preserve the unique taste of the best pepper in the world.
In collaboration with the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association, we are working to improve traceability and eliminate counterfeit Kampot Pepper at the source. We inform and train our distributors and importers on the challenges of the sector.
La Plantation develops a strong social and societal responsibility in the Kampot region
We offer good working conditions to our employees and train them to develop their skills. We help independent farmers improve their quality of life.
Building futures also means making our children grow up by providing them with a good quality education
Les écoles de la Plantation’s 1st Mission is to offer a great primary education to the children from our village.
However, our End Goal is to send them to a successful secondary education, through high school and university, towards a sustainable profession.
Butterfly Pea FlowersLA PLANTATION
The infusion of Butterfly Pea flowers reveals sweet taste with fine sesame notes. This infusion is remarkable for its unique blue color. Butterfly Pea is a plant whose infused flowers have a natural blue or pink coloring (with a few drops of lemon). Appreciated for its delicate taste and its benefits, it is also ideal in cooking and in the preparation of cocktails. Enchantment guaranteed! Our Butterfly Pea Flowers are harvested by hand, selected and cleaned as quickly as possible before being dehydrated at low temperature. This manufacturing process allows all the aromas to be preserved, thus guaranteeing you a high quality product!
Highly concentrated in curcumin, La Plantation turmeric develops a unique scented, peppery and warm flavor with a sweet scent close to orange and ginger. La Plantation turmeric is so exceptional, thanks to its curcumin rate (close to 10%), its aroma and taste that we decided to call it "Flower of turmeric". It comes from a special species that grows in Cambodia, with a very small root size and low productivity per hectare. It is grown organically, without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The harvesting of Turmeric roots and the production are done by hand: sorting the roots, removing small rootlets, then cleaning with water, peeling and scalding. The roots are then sliced and dried in a solar greenhouse for 4 days. Once dry, the turmeric chips are ground into powder. Long used as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in Chinese and Indian medicine, it brings exceptional health benefits. Main ingredient of curry, it is also mixed in juice, smoothies or deliciously flavors soups, risottos, fish and many dishes. You can eat it every day mixed with honey and Black Kampot Pepper (pepper helps absorption of curcumin by the body). A tablespoon of this elixir every morning and you will be in good health.
Black Kampot Pepper PGILA PLANTATION
BLACK KAMPOT PEPPER, AN ARTISANAL PEPPER OF ANCESTRAL TRADITION Recognized as one of the best peppers in the world, Kampot's Black Pepper is grown traditionally and organically. Each corn has been selected one by one by hand at La Plantation to offer you the best quality. From the end of February and during the three-month harvest period, La Plantation is in full effervescence. Our farmers receive the help of daily labor to select and pick the clusters of pepper, one by one. Only mature pepper clusters with corns of a beautiful dark green color are picked. The others are left on the pepper tree and will be harvested during a next passage of the harvest team on this plot. The harvest of the day is processed the same day. The pepper clusters are threshed, then the corns are selected, washed and blanched. They are laid and sun-dried for 2 to 3 days, depending on the sunshine. This natural drying phase strengthens the peculiar taste and aroma of Kampot Pepper. The corns are processed and selected by hand by their density and size which, according to the rules of the PGI, must be greater than 4 millimeters. Only the large corns of pepper, of a beautiful dark black color, are sold under the name Kampot Pepper. Black Kampot Pepper develops strong and delicate aromas. Its intense but sweet taste reveals resinous, eucalyptus and fresh mint notes. Black Kampot Pepper is the spiciest of the family and the only one that we recommend to use for cooking your hot dishes and soups. Freshly ground, it is perfectly suited for grilled beef or salad.
OLIO DI SERRA
Extra virgin olive oil producer, North Puglia region
Olio di Serra prides itself on being a local and family business. Born in Lyon with Italian origins, Dorian Tota works to promote his native village – Serracapriola. Located in the Gargano by the Adriatic sea, it is a famous terroir from the North Puglia region in Italy. Year after year, Olio di Serra offers an exclusive olive oil directly out of the home-grown olive trees in Serracapriola. Dorian’s passionate work aims to transmit his family’s ancestral craftsmanship and the superior quality of their Alto Tavoliere (PDO) olives. For the past two years, Olio di Serra has provided an extra virgin organic olive oil obtained through cold extraction straight out of a Serracapriolian mill. The family are therefore responsible for the growing of the olives, the harvest, the transformation into oil, the bottling and the distribution of this green gold directly from France. As a natural consequence: the traceability of Olio di Serra runs from the olive trees into the bottle.
Olio de Serra works hard to create a product of superior quality resulting from strong family roots, a specific method of elaboration, a real traceability and the uniqueness of its origins. Indeed, the Serracapriola village is renowned for harvesting its olives from mid-October every year thanks to a mediterranean microclimate which naturally irrigates the olive trees all year round.
In addition to this, Olio di Serra also aims to promote other artisanal products from Serracapriola. As to shine the light on various products from the Gargano region, we have collaborated with local artisans. Just like us, they work as a family, share our respect for Mother Earth and devote their everyday labour to consumers interested in fine south Italian delicacies. Among our range of products, you will find: typical handcrafted pasta from the Gargano region, vegetables and vegetable creams marinated in extra virgin olive oil, a 100 % Pugliese experience with delicious products from talented craftsmen/women from this region.
To all deli and restaurant owners, Olio di Serra is here for you, with its extra virgin olive oil, handcrafted pasta, various jars of vegetables and vegetable creams in extra virgin olive oil. Live events and testing experiences are also available in the shops all year round so that consumers can enjoy the story of the brand while tasting the products. From our olives to your jars, there is only one hand: ours!
Olio Guglielmi is a family company, producing high quality 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil since three generations.
Company’s philosophy is to combine old traditions with real customers’ needs by offering an absolutely excellent product, characterized by many shades of taste and exciting fragrances and also for its innovative and new packaging.
Our strength lies in the control and management of the whole production chain. Family lands cover more than 200 hectares (80.000 olives trees) carefully cultivated in Puglia. The olives harvested are milled in the new own olive-mill in an area of 21.000 sqm including six different production lines.
Hence, the incomparable chemical and organoleptic characteristics of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil, winner of the Gold Award at 2018 and 2019 New York International Competition, winner of the Gold Award in Berlin 2020, winner of the Gold award in 2019, 2020 and 2021 at prestigious contest in Tokyo, recognized by 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 EVOOLEUM World's TOP 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide with a score of 89/100, by the famous BIBENDA guide awarding it with 4 GOCCE and by Gambero Rosso Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guide with 3 FOGLIE, selected also in the SLOW FOOD oil guide and by the guide FLOS OLEI 2019, 2020 and 2021 and it is part of the SlowFood Presidium.
Olio Guglielmi is now exported to 30 countries in the best gourmet corner of the world.
The "Le Monocultivar" line was born from the desire to let consumers experience Apulia through the three most representative cultivars of our region.
This is how the Coratina, the Peranzana and the Ogliarola come to "life" on the label through somatic features to express the organoleptic characteristics of the oil.
And even the landscapes represented on the labels, with their peculiar symbols, emphasize the Apulian territories in which the three varieties have origin.
Everything takes place in our oil mill, where the three precious EVO oils are extracted at very low temperature, each of them from a single cultivar.
Olives are still green, the harvest is done in the first 10 days of October and every morning milled in the next two hours from harvest, to guarantee fragrance of aromas and harmony of flavors.
It comes out that the production is indeed very precious and limited to 6,000 bottles of 500ml per cultivar type.
“Monogram” is the line of Olio Guglielmi dedicated to Extra Virgin Olive Oil composed of different types of oil: Leggero, Intenso, Biologico, Fruttato, Fior d’o and Flavored.
Intenso (Intense Fruity) created only from Coratina olive variety. Monogram Intenso is the ideal olive oil for those who love strong flavors.
Fruttato (Medium Fruity) when the spicy and bitter of Coratina meet the sweetness of Ogliarola olive variety, the result is Monogram Fruttato.
Leggero (Mild Fruity) created from a blend of olive varieties known for their soft and round taste, Ogliarola and Peranzana.
Fior d’O (Unfiltered) Monogram is a new oil, rustic and genuine, that preserves that bitter, spicy and fruity mix of “freshly extracted” olive oil.
“Monogram” is born from the desire to mark with a graphic sign a collection dedicated to premium quality extra virgin olive oils, a seal of guarantee of excellence and genuineness.
Olives of our groves are cultivated with attention to enhance the territory of Puglia, the secular custodian of culture of the olive tree.
Monogram Flavored line is dedicated to condiments based on extra virgin olive oil. Each flavored oil is obtained from the simultaneous milling of olives, herbs and citrus.
These flavored oils find their best use in the kitchen, both in the preparation phase and in the raw seasoning, in the marinating of raw fish, salads and grilled fish, in cooking game and tasty meats and finally in the preparation of desserts and pastries.
Conserverie Groix & Nature
The Groix et Nature cannery, created 20 years ago, is located on the island of Groix in southern Brittany. A real local culinary workshop, the cannery has 19 people living year-round on the island. Beyond the quality commitment, respect for the resource and preservation of local jobs are at the heart of our desire to produce differently. All our recipes are cooked in an artisanal way from natural ingredients, without coloring or preservatives. We select raw materials from small fishing boats and work with local fishmongers. Innovation is at the heart of our concerns, which is why we offer a wide range of recipes combining culinary tradition and originality.
Arkè Olio di Sicilia
Arkè is the beginning, the fundamental element from which everything originates.
Arkè is the sun and the soil. It is the respect for traditions, it is love and passion.
Arkè is continuous research to create a higher quality olive oil, where typical flavours perfectly match with the local territory. Our extra virgin olive oils arise from the heart of Sicily, on the hills near Caltanissetta, at 600 meters above sea level, in an area which has always been suitable and devoted to growing olives, pure synthesis of an ancient identity.
For over three generations the passion for olive oil production has characterized our farm, which devotedly searches out and selects the best olives to produce an extraordinary quality olive oil.
We are located in the heart of Sicily only a few kilometers from the Mediterranean sea. Arkè is its history, the history of the family. It is values and charm. Arkè means working in an amazing territory.
Our family has dedicated itself to the olive cultivation and the oil production for three generations. Our grandparents started their adventure in the lands near Serradifalco, realizing in that moment their vocation and the potential of the territory. At their arrival to the new farmlands, bought after the war of the 1945, they planted an olive tree as a symbol of their beginning. From this indelible link and the inherited respect, we started to write a new story that shares the same values and the same passion as our grandparents.
Starting from the lands near the town of Serradifalco, where everything began, we extended our research to the neighbouring areas to discover soils, varieties, exposures and microclimates able to express the characteristic of an unrepeatable uniqueness. Loam soils, sandy soils and chalky soils have been the inspiration for the creation of our four extra virgin olive oils:Arkè PGI Sicily, Arkè, Arkè Bio and Kora.