La Tourangelle (Berkeley, CA)
About them: La Tourangelle is the proud recipient of a time-honored tradition with origins in the Loire Valley of France. Since the Middle Ages, local artisan “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.