Story of the Oil
The Oil seed rape is sewn in late August, early September
by Paul himself. It flowers during May and June creating
fields of gold.
When the flowers die off, the pods form. It is in these delicate pods that the seeds develop.
The crop is harvested in early August by Paul and the tiny little black seeds are collected and stored on the farm, ready to be pressed into Gold from the Wold.
The oil seed rape is fed into a hopper above the press. The beauty of cold pressing means all the goodness is left in the oil. The rape is simply mechanically squeezed to get the oil out of the seeds which keeps the goodness in, unlike other cooking oils which are refined, bleached and de-odorized at high temperatures to extract the maximum oil which can affect their goodness and taste.
Gold from the Wold is cold-pressed rather than heat-treated, meaning it is 100 per cent extra virgin oil rather than the blended variety usually found in the supermarket.
The oil is then allowed to settle out for approximately 28 days to filter it, leaving behind the golden oil. It is then carefully bottled by hand, all done by us at Carnaby House Farm. From sowing the seed to pressing the oil, we can offer full traceability, quality and sustainability of Gold from the Wold.