We think it’s great to have different extra virgin olive oils for different recipes – that’s why we offer our Organic extra virgin olive oils, and our healthy Collection extra virgin olive oils with more pronounced olive flavor, great for finishing, dipping and drizzling. Olive oil does not get better with age! If you wait to use your extra virgin olive oil and break it out only for special occasions, there is a good chance it will go rancid before you’re able to finish it.
Since ancient times, people on the island have been consuming local products. The Mediterranean diet, which is based on herbs, legumes, meat, fish, honey, dairy products, and wine, is celebrated in Crete. The Cretan traditional cuisine is simple and inventive and is based on the endless variety of Cretan endemic products. What is never missing from the Cretan cuisine is olive oil, wheat or barley dusks, and of course raki, which is a local traditional alcoholic drink.