In a nutshell: Made by nuns in the South of France, this orange oil is brilliant drizzled over citrus salads.
This fragrant aromatised oil is perfect for making an Italian polenta, orange and olive oil cake. It’s also great drizzled over a Moroccan orange and carrot salad or Sicilian-style orange and fennel salad; good with pan-fried duck breast too!
About Abbaye de Rieunette
The Cistercian nuns of the Abbaye of Saint Marie de Rieunette in Ladern-sur-Lauquet near Carcassonne are a hard-working bunch. Founded in 1162 and today there are about thirty sisters in its congregation. Carefully observing the Rule of Saint Benedict, they punctuate their days of liturgical prayer with the simple and satisfying pleasure of working the land surrounding the abbey. Tending the herbs used in the flavoured oils, growing vegetables to eat and making jams and fruit syrups all sold under their ‘Couleur Ciel” (‘Coloured Sky) brand. All the oils bear the 'Nature Progres' label, an indication that they are 100% organically made to specific recognised European regulations.