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The history of the Calafruse Almond has remote origins which date back to the early twentieth century. The progenitor Paolo Calafiore born in November 1892, product broker by profession agricultural, gave rise to the almond trade in Solarino in province of Syracuse. The almond was shelled by hand by workers on the balconies, with stones and hammers they broke the shell from which the almond was separated.

In 1937 the processing began to be mechanized thanks to almond shelling machines. In 1964 by one of his sons, Calafiore Giuseppe, our company was born. In 1989 it was established Industria Lavorazione Mandorle a company that falls within the classification of Small and Medium Enterprises, is administered by Paolo Calafiore who thanks to the experience gained over three generations from which has inherited professionalism and skills in processing and trade of the almond.

In 1998 the company entered the organic market obtaining the authorization according to the EEC 2092/91 regulations from the body of control QC & I International service. In 2001 the company is renewed thanks to Paolo’s two sons and his wife: Giuseppe takes care of marketing, Vincenzo of production and quality e Mrs. Giuseppa takes care of the administration.