The San Giuliano family has always enjoyed marmalades, biscuits, cakes and preserved fruit made to old family recipes. Until in the early 80’s, Fiamma di San Giuliano Ferragamo the late wife of the present Marchese, decided to produce and sell some of these recipes, using the fruit from the estate cooked at home by their own staff. Her commitment and determination, allowed the marmalade business to grow over the years, and to gain importance in the market.
The next day cooking takes place in large open saucepans. After approximately one hour from the boiling time, the sugar is added and cooking continues for half an hour. Sterilized jars are then filled by hand with the hot marmalade, cleand with pure alcohol, and closed with the lid. Once filled, the jars are left upside down for one hour to creat the vacuum-packed. When cold, they are stored in the cupboards.
Marmalades 100% organic production certified by Ecogruppo Italia Srl controlling authority - MIPAAF IT BIO 008
The orange zests and orange slices are made in the same manner. Zests are cut by hand and briefly cooked in they own juice with sugar.
The orange slices are also cooked in their juice and sugar with the addition of brandy.
Fruit in syrup 100% organic production certified by Ecogruppo Italia Srl controlling authority - MIPAAF IT BIO 008
Over the years we developed new ideas and now have the will to experiment always new recipes.
Rhe olive oil at San Giuliano is obtained using only olives from Curcuraggi olive grove, always of the San Giuliano family, situated along the old road to Villasmundo and Melilli. This olive grove is about 50 years old. It covers 20 hectares on a tableland which is the last offshot of The Monti Iblei mountain chain, overlooking the east coast of Sicily. It is situated near Siracusa.
The olive groves are cultivated naturally and the species cultivated in this area are: The Mormorigna, a species which is somehow similar to “Nocellara dell?Etna”, the Biancolilla and the Siracusana. The Siracusana in particular gives the oil some peculiar organoleptic characteristics and for this reason it is included in the category of the “ deeply fruity oil”.