olive oil milling

Jun. 28, 2022

Olive Leaves Can Improve Oil Quality, Researchers Find

Two studies demonstrated that milling olive leaves with the olives improved the oil’s sensory attributes in industrial and small-scale experiments.

May. 3, 2022

Italy to Invest €3 Billion in Olive Oil Sector in Bid to Boost Production and Quality

The funds will come from a combination of national and European schemes to help improve infrastructure, technology and knowledge.

Apr. 6, 2022

Researchers Unveil the Latest Technologies to Help Harvest and Produce Olive Oil

Spanish researchers have worked to develop new technologies in response to what some of the industry's largest stakeholders said they needed most.

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Apr. 5, 2022

Italy Earmarks  €100 Million to Upgrade Its Olive Mills

The funds will be used to improve quality and energy efficiency by upgrading milling equipment. Money will also be provided for renewable energy projects.

Jan. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

Dec. 7, 2021

In Victoria, Taralinga Estate Celebrates Tradition While Embracing Innovation

Salvatore Tarascio started growing olives in Australia in 2015, 85 years after his grandfather first cultivated them in Sicily. Now he is one of the country’s top producers.

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Nov. 23, 2020

New Production Technology Improves Olive Oil Quality

Tests show that high vacuum-assisted extraction technologies increase polyphenols and lower volatile compounds in extra virgin olive oils. Further tests are needed to understand their impact on yields.

Oct. 20, 2020

Harvest in Full Swing at Italy's Award-Winning Farms

Expectations are high among Italy's top-rated producers as their farms and mills run at full tilt.

Aug. 8, 2018

Master Milling Course Returns to UC Davis

The three-day course will go over every step of the olive oil production process with field trips to local olive oil mills to see those steps in action.

Jun. 10, 2018

Award-Winning Miller Says Goodbye to Pacific Sun

Pablo Voitzuk leaves California's Pacific Sun Farms in the wake of the company's decision to shut down its olive oil production mill after seven successful years and a plethora of awards.

May. 8, 2018

UC Davis Introduces Growing, Milling and Branding Master Class

The UC Davis Olive Center is introducing a new class on olive growing, milling, and branding in June, bringing expert instructors together for a two-day immersion through classroom and field instruction.

Apr. 3, 2018

Why Some Producers Are Not Ready to Give Up Their Traditional Presses

Inefficient and difficult to maintain, traditional presses are often dismissed as a relic of another era. Olive Oil Times found some producers who say they are not about to abandon their old presses anytime soon.

Nov. 10, 2017

Freezing Olives After Harvest Doesn't Affect Olive Oil Quality

Scientists found a possible solution to the reduction in quality that comes from storing olives at ambient temperatures -- storage at moderate freezer temperatures.

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Jan. 1, 2015

Traditional Olive Oil Production in Tunisia

Despite its rising place in the international ranking, Tunisian producers are still strongly tied to old traditions.

Oct. 3, 2014

UC Davis Master Milling Course to Squeeze Out Another Day

The expanded, four-day course will train people to be exceptional olive oil producers through world-class instruction on the nuances of the craft.

May. 16, 2014

The Next Revolution in Olive Oil Production

A dramatic decrease in time and energy needed in the mill is likely to be the next big change in olive oil production, one expert predicts.

Apr. 8, 2013

Study Shows Adding Water Decreases Yield and Quality, Even in Non-Irrigated Olives

A new study suggested that adding water in the olive oil extraction process actually decreases yield.

Apr. 4, 2013

Orobailén Named 'Spain’s Best Olive Oil Mill'

A promotional project uniting Catalonia, Valencia and Aragon is among those recently awarded prizes for spreading the culture of olive oil.

Jan. 14, 2013

One Answer to Higher Profits Might be in the Leaves

Some olive oil producers benefit by selling olive leaves to foreign markets where they are used to make teas.

Nov. 5, 2012

Tasting Fresh Olive Oils in Italy

In Italy the olive picking season has started, with a different schedule for every region and the olive mills are working at full capacity.

Oct. 8, 2012

'Eye-Opening' Milling Course at UC Davis

A three day course at the Olive Center that took a comprehensive look at all aspects of olive oil processing.

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