This olive oil is made from Koroneiki olives, which are cold pressed within hours of being picked. Because of the ideal climate and fertile soil of Crete, where these olives are grown, this oil retains its flavor and aroma for significantly longer than most olive oils. Best suited for dressings, finishing vegetable dishes, or fish, this oil will enhance the flavors of your food and bring a distinctly Greek flair to your dishes.
The Aralia family’s flagship product, ARIA extra virgin olive oil, is among the finest retail and food service olive oils available, and the favorite of a growing number of discriminating chefs. ARIA is pressed solely by mechanical means from handpicked, single-varietal Koroneiki olives grown on their family farms on the island of Crete in Greece. Crete has the ideal climate for growing olives: abundant sunshine, dry climate, and minimum temperature variations all of which contribute to ARIA’s unique and consistent flavor profile. Aralia presses their olives within hours of being picked from the tree assuring that their sensory qualities are preserved, and contributing to its low acidity content of less than 0.5%. The resulting taste profile that characterizes ARIA is suggestive of a bouquet of grassy, fruity freshness. ARIA has won numerous quality and taste awards including “Outstanding Olive Oil” at the New York Fancy Food Show, and the prestigious Superior Taste Award given by the International Taste & Quality Institute in Brussels.