Italian olive oil

Feb. 7, 2020

Italy's Olive Oil Competitiveness Hindered by Aging Groves

With higher costs and lower yields than modern olive oil farms, quality alone may not be enough to protect Italy's smaller producers in a fast-changing international market.

Jul. 5, 2018

Italian Consortia Sign Major Agreement, Triggering Backlash

An agreement signed in Rome by Coldiretti, Unaprol, Federolio and FAI S.p.A. includes measures which stirred protests among representatives of the Italian olive oil sector.

Dec. 27, 2017

NY Pizza Maker Revisits His Italian Roots

Salvatore Polizzi took a break from his Bushwick Pizzeria to reconnect with his family's olive farm and revive traditions.

Dec. 13, 2017

Italy's Cooperatives: Strength in Numbers

Cooperatives of Italian olive growers reached the highest standards thanks to smootly-running incentive systems, while helping small scale proucers enter the market.

Oct. 5, 2016

EVOO Meets Art at Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters will host a 'Culture of Italian Olive Oil' event, featuring Italian producers who are passionate about art and agriculture in equal measure.

Dec. 16, 2014

A Plan to 'Relaunch' Umbrian EVOO

Umbrian officials presented a project to expand efforts to promote local olive oil during a meeting attended by stakeholders.

Nov. 17, 2014

Rome Journal: A Peek Inside the Olive Oil Mill Next Door

Small olive oil farms dot the rolling Roman hills where the love for the craft is the main ingredient in the popular local olive oil.

Nov. 12, 2014

Sicily Ready for PGI Certification

Only a few steps remain for Sicilian extra virgin olive oil to achieve its own protected origin certification.

Oct. 22, 2014

Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding

A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.

Oct. 21, 2014

Umbrian Mills Open their Doors

From 1 to 30 November, olive oil mills in the beautiful region of Umbria in Central Italy will open for the annual Frantoi Aperti event.

Jul. 29, 2014

Snapshot of Italian Olive Oil Exports

Figures show a collaboration between ICE and Unaprol since 2010 has boosted Italian olive oil exports in key markets.

Jul. 21, 2014

Rewarding Those Who Paint the Right Picture of Italian Olive Oil

The Umbria Region and Città dell'Olio have launched an award for journalists, writers, photographers and film-makers to promote Italian olive oil.

Jul. 16, 2014

Granieri Succeeds Gargano at Unaprol

Olive oil producer David Granieri has been elected as the new Unaprol chairman, taking over from Massimo Gargano after his 8 years post.

Oct. 15, 2013

Olive Harvest Gets Social in Italy

Olives picking has started in Italy, despite the unfavorable weather conditions, and this year much of the buzz is on the Web.

Sep. 19, 2013

GirOlio 2013: Around Italy in 90 Days

GirOlio 2013, organized by the National Association Città dell'Olio, will wind through all of Italy and its olive-growing lands.

Aug. 26, 2013

Olive Oil Gift Pack Gets Dieline Nod

A Madonna Dell'Olivo gift pack, designed by the NJU studio, received a merit at The Dieline Package Design Awards.

Jul. 30, 2013

An 'ID' for Apulian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Apulia launched a project to promote its extra virgin olive oils through innovation and quality certification.

Jul. 8, 2013

Extra Virgin Cocktails

In Italy, producers, bartenders and researchers are adding a drop of extra virgin olive oil to their cocktails. It's worth trying it.

May. 21, 2013

Cristiano Tomei: Instinct and Madness

At L'Imbuto restaurant, chef Cristiano Tomei proposes a cuisine based on quality, simple ingredients and a great creativity.

Mar. 15, 2013

Record Year for International Participation at 7th Olio Capitale

The specialist Italian trade fair, held in the city of Trieste, played host to a record number of visitors and attracted even greater international involvement than previous years.

Feb. 12, 2013

7th 'Olio Capitale' Coming to Trieste

The only Italian expo completely dedicated to promotion of extra virgin olive oils will take place in Trieste March 1-4.

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