Tops from Italy
The Award Season has concluded and the folks at World’s Best Olive Oil have compiled the scores of olive oils at 15 major international competitions. This analysis of winners is very interesting. We suggest that you read the calculations and points scheme.
The award season has concluded, and the folks at World’s Best Olive Oil have compiled the scores of olive oils across 15 major international competitions. This analysis of winners is very interesting to say the least, and it can provide great insights into which extra virgin olive oils are the most coveted. We suggest that you read the calculations and points scheme.
In the Best Olive Oils category, we count Titone DOP Biologica and Frantoi Cutrera Primo DOP among the world’s best extra virgin olive oils. Both of these olive oils hail from Sicily, which is known for producing some of Italy’s finest oils, especially in the D.O.P. designated areas. The exquisite flavors and subtle notes of each olive oil were essential to securing their place in this category.
In the Best Olive Oil Mills category, Dievole in Tuscany and Frantoi Cutrera in Sicily are granted great recognition for both their mills and their processes. Frantoi Cutrera has won a number of awards over the years for their olive oils, which are made with olives that are cold pressed at the family’s mill within six hours of being harvested from their organic farm. At Dievole, every step is carefully monitored to create and bottle an exceptional olive oil. That’s Salvatore Cutrera (Frantoi Cutrera) and Marco Scanu (Dievole) in the photo below.
Our Italian producers were also very well recognized for their Organic Mills. All of the following ranked in the Top 25 in this highly respected category: Titone, La Poderina Toscana, Villa Zottopera, Olio Quattrociocchi, Frantoi Cutrera, and Fattoria Ramerino. The Organic Mills Producers are shown here.
Clockwise from top left: Filippi Alampi of Fattoria Ramerino, Davide Borsello of La Poderina Toscana, Americo Quattrociocchi from Olio Quattrociocchi, Giuseppe Rosso from Villa Zottopera, Antonella Titone from Titone, Salvatore Cutrera from Frantoi Cutrera.
Click here to view the lists of the Mills, with Organic Mills noted at the bottom of the page.