Frantoi Cutrera Primo Extra Virgin Olive Oil - DOP Monti Iblei

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$24.50 16.9 fl oz (500ml)

Frantoi Cutrera Primo DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 16.9 fl oz (500ml)

Primo DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a top quality monocultivar Sicilian EVOO obtained using only the early green harvest of the variety Tonda Iblea 100%. Primo DOP is produced on the Monti Iblei, 350-400 meters above the sea level, from centuries-old D.O.P. certified olive tree groves. The olives are harvested by hand between mid-September and the end of October and they are cold pressed within 6 hours to create one of the most prized Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy.

To the eye, Primo DOP presents a brilliant green color with golden reflections. The aroma is intense and rich, featuring a fabulous scent of green tomato and freshly mown grass. You may also taste a delicate note of fresh aromatic herbs and sweet almonds mid palate, typical of the Tonda Iblea olives variety. The result is a perfect balance between sweet, bitter and spicy elements which create a fabulous harmony at the palate. The smell is intensely fruity, with a distinctive note of tomato leaves and fresh aromatic herbs. 

Primo DOP EVOO makes a superb complement to almost any dish, but is especially great for grilled meat, fish and seafood, roasted vegetables, soups, as well as drizzled raw on top of bruschetta, salads, caprese, pasta dishes and more. 

With more than 350 awards to their name, Frantoi Cutrera is the most awarded olive oil producer in Italy, with Primo DOP being one of the most awarded olive oil among their selection with more than 150 awards won in 13 years. In 2022, Primo DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil obtained the precious award as the "Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO/PGI Medium Fruity" from the Flos Olei 2022 guide to the world of extra virgin olive oils. In 2023, the same guide awarded Nocellara Salvatore Cutrera the award for the "Best Extra Virgin Olive Extraction System". 

About Frantoi Cutrera

For several generations  the Cutrera family  has been dedicated to the cultivation of olive trees and the production of extra virgin olive oil, a profession carried out for decades with the passion and love that binds this family to its land. The origins of the company date back  more than a century ago. Documents show that in 1906 the Cutrera family was already dedicated to the cultivation and care of olive trees in Chiaramonte Gulfi, a small village in the south-eastern part of Sicily.

Giovanni Cutrera, the head of the family, founded the first oil mill in  1979, with the help of his wife Maria, after growing up working in an old mill with millstones in which mules and presses were still used.

Over the years, Giovanni's children - Maria the eldest, Giusy, the second, and finally Salvatore, the youngest - have joined their father in his company. In 1999, an important year for the future of Frantoi Cutrera, Giovanni, with the encouragement of the whole family, decided to open a second mill.

But that wasn't enough! The whole family and the local producers were aware of the quality of the oil produced in the Iblei Mountains, so they decided to find a way to market it beyond the local market. It was a gamble that current results show paid off.

Since 2000, Cutrera has been managed by Maria, Giusy and Salvatore with their spouses and for some years now the third generation has also begun to join the management of the family business.  Looking ahead to the future, never forgetting the past, a good mix of tradition and innovation, this is the mission that allowed the family to obtain the important results achieved.

Even if the management of the company is in the hands of their three children, Giovanni and Maria have left a precious legacy made up of  principles, values and knowledge that each of the members of the company puts into practice in every action that is carried out on a daily basis.

Frantoi Cutrera currently has two plants with three extraction lines, a warehouse for oil storage, a modern bottling plant, manages more than 50 hectares of olive groves in the Iblei Mountains and exports the precious olive oil to more than 30 countries in the world

Weight: 500ml (16.9 fl oz)

Product of Italy

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