How do Greeks buy their Olive Oil?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been a staple of the Greek version of the Mediterranean Diet for Thousands of years.

Olive oil is, essentially, a fruit juice made from Olives.

It was  

  • First used as lamp fuel and in religious ceremonies in the Mediterranean about 2500 BCE. 
  • First used in cooking at least as long ago as 5th-4th century BCE. 

Three grades of olive oil are manufactured: extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), ordinary virgin olive oil, and pomace-olive oil (OPO).

EVOO is the highest quality and the one most often fraudulently labeled. 

"Once someone tries a real extra virgin—an adult or a child, anybody with taste buds—they'll never go back to the fake kind. It's distinctive, complex, the freshest thing you've ever eaten. It makes you realize how rotten the other stuff is, literally rotten." Tom Mueller

EVOO is not just an ordinary cooking ingredient – it's a versatile, premium, and health-enhancing culinary companion. Depending on your interests and cooking style, you can use it in various ways to enhance your meals and support your lifestyle preferences. Whether you're a gourmet lover, wellness advocate, or a cultural explorer, this liquid gold has a place in your kitchen, ready to transform your culinary creations.