The Coldani Olive Ranch swept the competition in this year's Central Coast Olive Oil Competition with 4 of the 8 gold medal winning oils awarded Best of Class and the Best in Show.   Calivirgin is leading the olive oil industry in innovation, producing premium quality olive oil as one of the highest awarded olive oil producers in the nation....

Italy retained its place as global olive oil leader in 2013 even as domestic and international sales dropped, sector association Assitol said Tuesday.   Italian producers sold 94,329 tonnes of bottled olive oil and residues on the domestic market, down 3.5% over the previous year.   Read more   Source: http://www.ansamed.i...

by Dave Desimone   When it comes to Italy's famed extra-virgin olive oils,terroir plays a critical role just as in wine. The authentic, top-quality oil comes exclusively from handpicked, freshly cold-pressed olives grown naturally only in Italy. Carlo Dozzi, a Pittsburgh-based importer and owner of Buon Sapore at One Oxford Centre, Down...

I consider myself a fortunate person. I get to run one of America's finest Italian restaurants, I have a loving family and many friends, I get to travel a lot and do a lot of research and I get to experience first-hand what some people only dream of.   This past March, I traveled to Sicily with a group of friends and visited everything from...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe history of the olive has been linked to that of humanity for over 7000 years, even becoming a biblical symbol of peace between God and humanity after the Flood. Olive oil originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and has been used in various ways o...

Gli Stati Uniti rappresentano il primo mercato di sbocco per l'olio made in Italy, ma il consumo di olio extra vergine di oliva non supera il 2% del totale di tutti i grassi vegetali. Il prodotto però viene sempre più percepito come prodotto della salute dalle nuove generazioni che coniugano abitudini alimentari orientate verso diete più sane...

  WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The first evidence of olive growing in Abruzzo date from the period of Roman domination, when the protectionist measures adopted by Rome favoured an expansion of olive-growing and the olive oil industry. Virgil speaks of olive trees in the Marsica, near Lake Fucino, whil...

The Excellence of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils from North to South Led by Orietta GianjorioSommelier, Certified Olive Oil, Chocolate and Honey TasterDelegate for the Accademia Italiana della CucinaAuthor and International Judge   Celebrate the excellence of Italian extra virgin olive oils as our expert unveils the secrets of high qu...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The Riviera Ligure Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) Extra Virgin Olive Oil production area extends across the entire territory of Liguria. Olive cultivation rises from the coastal area up to accessible heights. After the fall of the Roman Empire, olive growing continue...

In 1865, Francesco Bertolli changed the Italian food landscape forever with the creation of his iconic Bertolli Olive Oil. The Bertolli Empire continues to deliver on its Tuscan heritage with a collection of traditional pasta sauces and delicious frozen meals added to the product lineup.   For 150 years, Bertolli products have been helping f...