LE BLANC OILS

Established in 1878, Huilerie J. Le Blanc still uses the same granite mill which has been in action for four generations. The Leblanc family produce top quality oils made from nuts and seeds.Only 300 litres are produced daily from 50 pounds of nuts or olives. The mill is still located in Iguerande, which lies at the southern-most tip of Burgundy France. These hand crafted oils are not used for general cooking oils rather they are used for dressings and finishing dishes adding very special & complex flavor. The best quality nuts & olives are sourced from trusted family farms, they are ground into a paste by the magnificent old mill. The paste is then roasted for about 10 minutes during which time it is stirred to ensure even heat distribution throughout. Next it is pressed then, the oil rests between one and two weeks to allow the sediment to settle before bottling. Jean-Charles Leblanc now runs the business, along with his brother Jean-Michel and other members of the Le Blanc family. This small-batch, hand-crafted oils are largely made to order to ensure exceptional flavor and quality.