olive oil quality

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.

California’s International Culinary Center to Host 3rd Olive Oil Sommelier Program

An international faculty of renowned experts will guide students through more than 100 olive oil samples from 26 countries in the world’s most comprehensive curriculum in olive oil quality assessment.
Special Report

For Spain’s ‘La Olivilla,’ Winning Top Award, Restoring Nature Go Hand in Hand

Just five years ago, a group of neighboring farmers in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain decided to work together and produce high-quality olive oil with respect for the environment. Last month, their Dehesa de la Sabina earned the industry's top award.

The Man Behind China’s Unlikely Gold at NYIOOC

An agronomic engineer from Argentina convinces a Chinese company to improve product quality and strikes gold at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

It’s a Great Time to Find High-Quality Olive Oils

At the world's most prestigious olive oil competition, there were more entries -- and more winners -- than ever before, spelling good news for fans of high-quality extra virgin olive oils.

Spanish Producers Win Big at NYIOOC

Spain won six Best in Class, 83 Gold and 38 Silver Awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition last Thursday.

At 2017 NYIOOC: Signs of the ‘Sea Change We Have Been Waiting For’

After a challenging harvest season and a 30-percent drop in global production, more brands than ever were analyzed at the world's largest olive oil competition -- a strong sign of the growing number of producers focused on quality.