The production of gourmet oils is a time-honored tradition in France. Originally, each village had a mill which roasted and extracted the oil from nuts gathered by local farmers. These delicious oils were used in hearty rustic fare and were also found in Paris' finest restaurants.
La Tourangelle is one of just a handful of these remaining mills that keep this tradition alive. Through a partnership between one of the oldest and most respected French artisanal oil mills, Huilerie Croix Verte SAS from Saumur, France, and California Oils Corporation, La Tourangelle has succeeded in recreating the spirit of a traditional French oil mill in Woodland, California.
Hand-crafting a wide range of delicious artisan nut oils mostly from California grown nuts, La Tourangelle also distributes an exclusive line of premium quality oils imported from all over the World.
All La Tourangelle artisan oils are expeller pressed, Non GMO certified and all natural. La Tourangelle is dedicated to the production of the very best and freshest artisan nut oils. When importing oils from abroad, La Tourangelle is dedicated to working only with specialty oils makers that share our philosphy: only work with the best fruits and seeds to produce flavorful oils that will turn any dishes into something special.
Wether produced in our California oil mill or in our suppliers facilities, you can trust that La Tourangelle artisan oils will be the very best.
Thank you for sharing our passion for high quality oils!
Founder and CEO
Have a look at these photos of our artisan small batch process.
Hand selecting the best walnuts
Nuts are poured into copper kettles for roasting
Gently stirring the nuts to ensure perfect roasting
Traditional expeller-press machinery