Where can I find a distributor of quality olive oils?
Any company in the business of importing and distributing extra virgin olive oils should have someone on staff who can explain the taste and quality characteristics of their products. Northern Hemisphere olive oils are harvested in the late fall and are normally in stock beginning in January and February. At the same time, last year’s oils are half-way through their 2-year shelf-life and, while they might still be perfectly fine, the distributor will be happy to see them go — so see about a discount. Check out the Best Olive Oils Marketplace to buy winners of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.