Italian Producers Rejoice After Strong Showing at World Olive Oil Competition

May 08, 2018 379

With an absolutely outstanding performance once again, Italy reaffirmed at the New York International Olive Oil Competition its leading role in the production of excellence. Italian extra virgin olive oils succeeded at the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest gaining the highest number of awards, with 152 producers rewarded for their remarkable work.

This result, along with the very large collection of entries submitted from Italy, which amounted to a record-breaking 253, is even more impressive if we consider the challenges olive growers had to face during a not-so-easy easy season. The commitment of producers devoted to high-quality was extolled by the NYIOOC president Curtis Cord last night during a stirring speech which preceded the award celebration. 

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