Oleificio Zucchi was founded in 1810 in the area near Lodi in northern Italy as a family business that produced seed oils for human consumption.
1922 saw the introduction of the refining process and in the late 1950s we made our entry into the mass market for food products, with both seed and olive oils.
In the 1990s, our constant growth made it necessary to move the business to its current 86,000-square-foot-facility on the Cremona navigation canal, with a production capacity that has risen to almost 400,000 gallons/day of packaged oil, nine highly automated lines, state-of-the-art technology and a wide distribution in the retail chain and Ho.Re.Ca. channels and within the food processing industry. Alongside all this, the last few years have seen the development of a Research and Development laboratory with an in-house team of skilled blendmasters who carry out rigorous panel tests and create original blends. This highly-qualified team focuses on extra virgin olive oils, combining technical expertise and talent to achieve unique results of unrivaled excellence through continual experimentation with new combinations of flavors. The art of blending is the ability to create an oil with a specific personality by combining oils from different cultivars and origins for an end result that is greater than the sum of its parts and suits various consumer tastes.
In order to deliver an excellent oil whose quality remains constant overtime and organoleptic properties rest intact, we have created an "OIL CELLAR", Italy's largest temperature-controlled storage facility (maintained at a constant 60°F), capable of storing about 5300 tons of extra virgin olive oil.
We have an established policy of continual investments, updating our plant in line with the latest technical and engineering concepts for ever-improving environmental and economic sustainability.
This continual quest for the highest sustainable quality has been rewarded by the many process and product certifications achieved over the years. We continuously initiate projects intended to add value to every link in the production chain, and boost the vitality of the entire Italian edible oil industry.