Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a staple in Italian Cooking. The olives are tended and cared for all summer long, picked when just ripe and pressed cold the old world way by artisan hands. Virgin means the oil was extracted from the very first pressing, cold-pressed means no heat was used, and DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) means it has an ‘origin protected’ domain of production. Our olive oil is made in Italy with an official stamp of approval. Grown under the warm Mediterranean sun, in rich volcanic soil and with salty sea winds, the olive oil is a must in Italian cooking.