Croatia

Making Olive Oil

Croatians Celebrate a ‘High Quality’ Olive Harvest

Olive oil producers in Croatia are happy with their new batch of freshly-pressed oil and report that despite lower yields, oil quality is even better than last year.

Chef Deniz Zembo’s Olive Oil Explorations

Croatian celebrity chef Deniz Zembo shares insights into the culinary possibilities of cooking and innovating with olive oil.

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.

Uncertainty at Croatia’s Largest Company May Affect Regional Olive Oil Prices

Agrokor is the largest employer in the region and is a major buyer and seller of olive oil. Currently saddled with $6 billion in debt, the company is closing stores and restructuring.
Special Report

An Olive Picking Championship in Croatia

The event aims to gather people from olive-producing regions from around the world to encourage friendship and cooperation.

Museum of Istrian Olive Oil Opens in Pula, Croatia

A museum dedicated to the history and development of olive oil in the Croatian region of Istria opened recently in the city of Pula.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil Producers from Small Croatian Island Strike Gold, Together

Olive oil producers from the Croatian island of Šolta joined forces to submit a single entry to NYIOOC 2017, winning a Gold Award and placing its Šoltansko maslinovo ulje on the world stage.

Croatians’ Pursuit of Quality Pays Off at NYIOOC

Croatian olive oil producers won a record 22 awards at NYIOOC 2017. Some of this year's winners shared their reactions and what the international recognition means for them.