FAQ about Extra Virgin Olive Oil
frequently asked questions
Extra virgin olive oils can be obtained from a single variety of olives (and so be called monocultivar or monovarietal EVOO) or from more than one cultivar (blend or multicultivar).
There are no differences in quality between the two types of EVO oils: to go with one or the other is simply a choice which each producer makes thinking about the flavour and characteristics they ultimately want to obtain for their EVO oils. In monovarietal extra virgin olive oils, it is possible to perceive all the aromas and flavors of the single variety of olive used; in a blend or multicultivar, we can appreciate the choices made by the producer to create an EVOO which is a mix of a selected batch of cultivars.
The EU organic logo is represented by 12 stars forming a leaf and has a green background. The organic logo can only be used on products that have been certified as organic by an authorized control agency. The logo can only be used on products when they contain at least 95% organic ingredients.