The Olive Branch Blog

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 packaging is a big sign of trust and...

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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Can you cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

We often get asked about whether you can cook with extra virgin olive oil. In fact, when we are out sampling our oil and talking to the public about the virtues of extra virgin olive oil, we've noticed that people often presume you shouldn't cook with extra virgin...

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New Labels for our Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our new harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil has landed and as we inform you of this, we are excited to introduce the new branding for our oil. You may be aware that regulation for extra virgin olive oil is tightening as the market is flooded with blended oils made with...

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New Harvest Olive Oil

The 2016/17 olive harvest is complete - and our new harvest extra virgin olive oil is ready! We had a very late harvest this season due to the mild November in Crete - ironic as the temperatures shot right down with snowfall the week after our harvest! Olives are a...

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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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