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 “Maítre 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. It is 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.
La Tourangelle believes that food should be both enjoyable and nutritious. In this vein, they produce artisan oils that are both healthy and delicious. They never compromise the taste.
Transparency is key to educating consumers on La Tourangelle products. For this reason, they commit to fully communicating on their production processes, quality certifications and partnerships.
A pillar commitment from the company’s beginnings, all their products are Non-GMO certified. La Tourangelle trusts in nature and strive to minimize human intervention where possible.
Driven by their passion, La Tourangelle has established partnerships with a handpicked selection of like-minded producers of high quality oils. Every detail counts from the timing of the harvest, the careful selection of the fruit, to the technique for pressing and filtering…they choose only the best artisan oil producers around the world.
Each new batch produced is carefully analyzed and evaluated for its nutritional contribution of Omega 3, MCT’s, fatty acid content and vitamins. They make sure to share the right information to help provide guidance for healthy diets.
La Tourangelle favors organic ingredients whenever possible. When not possible (as in the case of raw materials for nut oils, where organic supply is very limited), they work with local farmer coops that are respectful of their lands and workers.
La Tourangelle has established a Fair Trade program with their organic coconut oil supplier in the Philippines as they believe that social responsibility starts with manufacturers. They are proud to produce an organic product that is beneficial to nature, while ensuring fair compensation to coconut farmers.
As the folks at La Tourangelle feel that eating lower on the food chain is more beneficial to the environment, the majority of the recipes that they promote are plant based.
La Tourangelle believes that teaching the next generation about growing fruits and vegetables and about the life cycle of plants will help build a better future. As such, they are proud to support local gardening programs such as Edible Garden or Yolo Farm to fork.
La Touranglle products are free of chemicals, gluten, sodium, BPA, and GMOs… Simply put, free of substances that they believe could be harmful to people and nature.