Special Report: Finding the Best Olive Oils in the World

The best olive oils are not easy to find, and if you’re like most people, it’s quite possible you have never had a truly excellent extra virgin olive oil. The good news is that once you have tasted a high quality olive oil, your life will never be the same.

The Best Olive Oils are Culinary Wonders

Fresh olive oil binds with the flavors of foods and forms a bridge to your taste buds, amplifying and elevating the deliciousness of your creation to heights you never imagined.

That fresh, fruit-kissed, astringent quality has made high-quality extra virgin olive oils the miracle ingredient and best friend of celebrated chefs throughout the world.

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There are Hundreds of Varieties to Discover

Every olive cultivar has its own characteristics that artisan producers have perfected over generations to pair with the regional specialties of their homelands. There are also blends of different varieties crafted to offer even more profiles and complexities. Once you discover the possibilities, your own creations will be boundless.

Olive Oil Times and the New York International Olive Oil Competition have developed the Olive Oil Food Pairing App to take the guesswork out of finding the right olive oil to enhance your culinary creations.

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High Quality Olive Oils Can Help You Live Longer

Fresh, high-quality extra virgin olive oils contain more nutrients and will provide far more of the famous health benefits liquid gold is known for. The best olive oils are pure, healthful, functional foods that can help protect against a myriad of diseases - truly worth their weight in gold.

Health Benefits of Olive oil

You Deserve to Get What You Pay For

It's the sad truth, but much of the olive oil you see on store shelves is substandard, no matter how much more you're willing to pay.

That's why each year's listing of the world's best olive oils is trusted by chefs, discerning cooks and food industry professionals around the world who seek extra virgin olive oils of the very highest quality.

The World's Best Olive Oils for 2016

The World's Most Important Olive Oil Competition

Every April in New York City, a leading panel of international experts tastes hundreds of extra virgin olive oils from every corner of the globe to determine which deserve to be known as the very best olive oils in the world. The winners of the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition were announced at a press conference on April 14 broadcast live.


The winning olive oils are coveted by chefs, food buyers and consumers everywhere who know the value of the very highest quality extra virgin olive oils.

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