Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils from around the World
Ultra Premium is the highest designation and quality grade that is awarded to Olive Oil, and surpasses all current standards for Extra Virgin. UP certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils are all you will find at The Olive Oil Emporium. It is the oil that comes from the first "pressing" of the olive solely by mechanical or other physical means, is extracted without using heat (a cold press) or chemicals, crushed within 3 to 4 hours from harvest, and with a superior chemistry. The less the Olive Oil is handled, and the closer it is to its natural state, the better the oil. If the Olive Oil meets all the criteria, it can be designated as "UP extra virgin". It must have no flavour or aroma faults. For a complete definition on Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and on the other types of Olive Oil please click here: Types of Olive Oil.
Additionally, all our Olive Oils are 100% true to the varietals used. This means that an Olive Oil we list as being an Arbequina, is produced from 100% Arbequina olives. The same is true for all the Olive Oils on our site with respect to the varietal(s) used. Remaining consistent with our values and belief in transparency with the oils we carry, we will also list the country of origin and harvest/crush date for each of our varietal oils. Unfortunately, most supermarket brands cannot make the same claim about their olive oils.
Not all Olive Oils are created equal.
As with any fine wine and different grape varietals, each Olive Oil and olive varietal is just as unique.
The Olive Oil Emporium Difference:
With each of our varietal Olive Oils, you will find the oil's complete chemistry at time of crush, a detailed online product description, harvest date, taste and flavour profile, and suggested food pairings. Additionally, our varietal extra virgin olive oils (olive oils that are pressed from specific cultivars/varieties of olives and are unflavoured) are certified UP (Ultra Premium) assuring you of their freshness and authenticity. As you scroll through our selection of oils below, simply click on the image of the bottle or the olive oil name to view the oil's full profile page with suggested uses, to find the best extra virgin olive oil for your palate.