Olive oil on test

Olive oil is essential to Mediterranean food culture – how would Italians live without it? Join us to sample a selection of the best… Olive trees are the oldest known cultivated tree and the oil they produce is referred to as ‘liquid gold’. With its extraordinary health-giving properties, one can see why this glistening liquid […]

Looking for the perfect food

The “High Quality European Olive Oil” campaign aims to raise awareness on the unique qualities of olives and olive oil among as wide an audience as possible. The campaign by Unaprol, the largest association of Italian olive oil producers, co-funded by the EU and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture has a mission to affirm the unique, recognizable […]

Italian olive oils

Olive oil is an essential ingredient in every Italian kitchen, so this month we put seven golden samples of extra-virgin olive oil under the Italia! taste team spotlight… Extra-virgin olive oil is one of the most important ingredients in the Mediterranean diet. It is renowned for its health-giving properties, being low in unsaturated fat and […]

Olive Oil Review

It has been reputedly used since 6,000BC, and originates from Greece and ancient Asia Minor, but what of the modern-day oils on offer? Italia! selects seven of the best… We all use olive on a virtually daily basis. It’s become a staple in the kitchens of everyone who loves all things Italian. Arguments will rage […]

Olive Oil: A Tasting Hosted by Filippo Berio

Sebastian Cresswell-Turner discovers there’s more to Filippo Berio’s olive oil… At L’Anima, the ultra-chic Italian restaurant in London’s Shoreditch, a breakfast featuring Parma ham and scrambled eggs with truffle shavings formed the prelude to an olive oil tasting session hosted by Filippo Berio, whose waisted bottles with their elegant Art Nouveau labels are a familiar […]

Filippo Berio Olive Oil

Filippo Berio, dressing your dishes in olive oil all year round…     Popular olive oil company Filippo Berio has launched a new stylish tin just in time for those early Christmas shoppers. This year’s tin features “The Lady of Viareggio” from one of Italy’s most stylish, Tuscan resorts and home to Filippo Berio – […]