A well-kept secret, many top chefs view Hazelnut Oil as a versatile treasure. Meticulously roasted in cast iron kettles, La Tourangelle Hazelnut Oil combines very well with vinegar to produce a light flavorful vinaigrette. Some say it goes even better with lemon juice. With more natural antioxidants than most refined nut oils, Hazelnut Oil is a healthy alternative. With a smoke point of 430°F, it’s suitable for medium-high heat.
Suggestions: Use Hazelnut Oil on salads; try it as a wonderful substitute for butter with pastas, potatoes, and beans. It also goes well with grilled meats, fish, baked pastries, even cheese and carpaccio. Use with Malto by Surprises to make hazelnut crumble.
About La Tourangelle
La Tourangelle has always been in the pursuit of uncompromising artisan excellence. The mainstay of all La Tourangelle’s creation is the taste. Eat food that tastes better. It is their nutritional wisdom. Flavor drives nutrition. Stir the emotion, enjoy and be beautiful.
La Tourangelle is the proud recipient of a time-honored tradition with origins in the Loire Valley of France. Since the Middle Ages, local artisans “Maître Moulinier” (Master Roaster) have mastered the art of roasting and pressing nuts kernels into delicious oils. La Tourangelle is one of these few remaining oil mills keeping this heritage alive in Saumur, France and since 2002, in Woodland, California. They are a family-owned company whose mastery of oil production is the fruit of passion, integrity, and pride.
La Tourangelle has been built on values of authenticity, heritage, and innovation. Their 150-year-old mill is keeping alive the traditional production method because they believe it is still the best way to retain all the flavors, nutrients, and health benefits that nature provides.
The oil mill in Woodland, California, produces oil from nuts grown in orchards near the mill, in the fertile Central Valley of California, or in Cooperative farms from Oregon. The highest quality nuts are selected.