Huilerie Beaujolaise


One Mill: In 1981, Nedda and Dario Montegottero, Jean-Marc’s parents, bought an old ironmongery. In the back room, they found an oil milldating back to the 19th century that had not been used for seven years. Aged 18, after studying to be an agricultural technician, Jean-Marc decided to bring the workshop back to life. It was time to make the dream a reality. Dario, who was a mechanic by trade, began renovating the equipment and the building. Next came the matter of learning the trade: Jean-Marc called on the services of Gustave Pascal, an oil producer from Isère, to show him the ropes.



Made-to-order: In January 1982, Jean-Marc set up a local seasonal business that revolved around made-to-order sales: i.e. locals from Beaujolais would bring their fruit to the mill and leave with oil.



Setting the wheels in motion: In October 1987, the trade became a permanent fixture and they began selling to the first French chefs. It would take five years of work and perseverance for the quality of these virgin oils to be recognised. In fact, around this time, France was much more interested in industrial agriculture and finding the cheapest cooking oil. Therefore, the Huilerie Beaujolaise turned its sights to Germany, which had a greater interest in natural virgin oils.



A philosophy: "To offer an exceptional, authentic and healthy product that has been made using only the best artisanal methods"


Sharing flavours from across the globe: On his travels, Jean-Marc loves discovering and tasting Mediterranean flavours so he can share them with us. That is how he was able to choose the highest quality raw ingredients; fine products that became part of the wide range on offer in our shop.


Tradition and modernity: Nowadays, Jean-Marc Montegottero strives to combine tradition with modernity. The Huilerie Beaujolaise is constantly adapting and pulls out all the stops to meet the needs of its customers, while still keeping up with the latest trends and offering custom services.