Meet The Maker – Wicklow Rapeseed Oil at Supervalu
Sowing the seeds for quality quite literally took Wicklow farmer Keith Symes of Wicklow Rapeseed Oil two years of painstaking spade work to achieve.
The rich fertile soil and favourable climate on his family’s farm in Hawkstown Lower was uniquely placed to produce a high quality harvest.
Keith’s passion for farming and ambition to start a new business had led to the idea of producing extra virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil.
To ensure the best flavour, Keith spent two years growing and harvesting different seed types to get the perfect plants.
Now his light flavoured and healthy Wicklow Rapeseed Oil is not only the preferred choice of home cooks, but, top chefs in fine restaurants across the country use it as a pantry staple.
Keith launched his company in November 2013 after perfecting the delicate process to produce oils of the quality which have made Wicklow Rapeseed Oil so famous.
Oils are very like wines, the quality and flavour are affected by various parameters from ‘farm to table’.
Everything from the all-important seed variety, climate, soil fertility, drying techniques, seed cleaning, cold pressing seed and oil filtration have to be perfect.
And Keith ensures each stage is carried out to achieve 100 per cent satisfaction resulting in a light and nutty flavoursome cooking oil.
So call in to Supervalu in Wicklow town today and have a chat and make sure and stock up on some of this wonderful product from Wicklow.
To find out more about these amazing producers visit our Food and Drink section