The company

Close to the green mountains of “ Sila Piccola” at the neck of Catanzaro, exactly 690 metres above sea level, lies Torchia’s oil mill. In 1959, its founder, Federico Torchia, inspired by a strong initiative, finalised the construction of the  first oil mill with two stone presses.

For some years, all the phases that  led to the making of olive oil, starting from the gathering of the olives, to their transportation, until the final transformation into precious nectar followed slow traditional methods, that didn’t allow  a high sensory quality oil to be obtained.
The Torchia family has been the first of its kind to introduce a modern plant of cold mechanised extraction, which has been used for modern farming techniques, giving priority and balance to  plants, earth and man. It is therefore the union of HUMAN RESOURSE, TRADITION AND INOVATION that in the last ten years  has made Torchia’s oil mill a reality in the production and marketing of extra virgin olive oil. The whole Torchia family has been involved in producing excellent quality oil, offering high standards to their clients.


Since the founding of the oil mill in 1959, much has changed, but the main objective to produce an excellent product that is able to satisfy all the customers requirements still remains. It is the company’s philosophy to respond with flexibility and to be able to satisfy the needs and requirements of all clients, respecting nature and offering a continuous improvement in modern technology. Today the oil mill is preparing to tackle even more numerous and different challenges that belong to a highly segmented and competitive market, without forgetting the traditional elements – quality,- innovation from which only customer satisfaction can derive