At Il Fiorello we use a state-of-the-art continuous system mill produced to our specification by Gruppo Pieralisi, the leading producer of olive milling equipment in the world. Our mill is the most modern and high technology milling machine in North America, one of only about 50 olive mills in the United States. It is a closed system of continuous milling, providing minimal oxygen contact, with the preferred two phase oil extraction process. The two phase system uses both a decanter and a separator to produce the purest oil.
With this machine we are able to mill 6000 lbs (3 tons) an hour at steady state operation. The computer control monitors all aspects of the process allowing us to track batches as well as monitor temperatures and volumes. The four malaxation tanks also allow us to mill for individuals, to separate different olive varieties, or to continuously stream large batches.
The entire system has built-in cleaning systems which enable us to clean between batches, ensuring the quality of each customer’s batch. This feature improves the quality of the oil and greatly reduces the time it would take to clean and prepare between batches.
If you wish to join us to custom crush your own olives, please fill out our contact form to give us a brief idea of your interest. Due to high, seasonal demand, contact us early to schedule a milling date. This must be done prior to your harvest.