The Olive Branch Blog

It’s Nearly Harvest Time!

Winter is nearly here and it’s not long until the olive harvest in Crete. The weather this year has been much more stable and we are expecting a better crop this year after the 2016 lower yield. Once the weather switches from summer to winter, the olives will start to ripen and we quickly head to...

It’s time to go green!

Where does your bottle of olive oil reside in your kitchen? Does it sit next to the cooker? Or is it kept in the kitchen cupboard? These are really important points to think about as your choice of location will determine how well the oil is looked after. Extra virgin...

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We’ve won in the 2017 Great Taste Awards!

Organised by The Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste Awards are the benchmark for fine food and drink. The awards have been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize. Having a great taste gold star on product...

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Featured in Fine Food Digest

We're happy to see news about our new extra virgin olive oil branding featured in the prestigious Fine Food Digest magazine - new labels feature a personal message from our founder Maria, whose family olive groves contribute to the harvest for our extra virgin olive...

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What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

At a glance, the answer to this question is pretty simple. The juice that is extracted from olives once they are pressed into oil. But once they are pressed, cold pressed for that matter, we see different variants of olive oil available, virgin, extra virgin and...

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Ancient Olive Trees in Crete

The ancient olive trees of Kavousi in Eastern Crete. This area, up in the mountains at an elevation of circa 250m above sea level is home to a family of olive trees that date back to Minoan times. The olive tree and olive oil are closely connected to Cretan mythology,...

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We are a Greek food company producing a range of products using classic Greek ingredients with our unique touch. We make our own olive oil on our family farm in SE Crete and we also make Chunky Olive Tapenade, Greek Mezze dips and a big range of marinated olives & antipasti. We supply fine food shops and restaurants around the UK.

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