Where is Oleastro oil produced?

Oleastro oil is produced in Cyprus, a Mediterranean island renowned for its ancient olive groves and rich agricultural heritage. The farm is situated in an idyllic location that benefits from the island’s perfect climate for olive cultivation—mild winters and long, sun-filled summers. Here, at Oleastro Olive Farm, the olives are grown organically, respecting the natural environment and ensuring the highest quality of olive oil. The farm employs traditional methods combined with modern, sustainable practices to extract the oil, capturing the essence of Cyprus’s bountiful nature in every bottle. This meticulous attention to detail at every stage of production, from cultivation to bottling, ensures that Oleastro olive oil is a pure expression of the land from which it comes.

Do you do international shipping?

Yes, we proudly offer international shipping to ensure our premium Oleastro olive oil can be enjoyed by enthusiasts around the globe. With strategically located warehouses in Cyprus, Germany, Israel, the USA, and Canada, we are well-equipped to efficiently distribute our products to various international destinations. This network of warehouses not only allows us to provide our customers with faster delivery times but also helps in minimizing shipping costs, making it easier for lovers of fine olive oil to experience the rich, authentic flavors of Oleastro olive oil no matter where they are in the world. Our commitment to bringing the taste of Cyprus to your table is matched by our dedication to ensuring a seamless and satisfactory shipping experience for all our customers.

Do you have customer service?

Yes, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience with Oleastro olive oil. Our dedicated customer service team is available to assist you with any inquiries, concerns, or feedback you may have. You can easily reach us by sending an email to office@oleastro.shop. Whether you have questions about our products, need assistance with placing an order, or want to learn more about our olive oil and its origins, our knowledgeable team is here to provide you with the support and information you need. We value our customers and strive to maintain open, responsive communication to meet and exceed your expectations.

Where can I purchase Oleastro products?

Our Oleastro olive oil products are readily available for purchase through a variety of channels to ensure convenience and accessibility for our customers. You can find our premium olive oils in select retail stores and delicatessens that specialize in high-quality, gourmet foods. Additionally, our products are available in pharmacies that carry health-oriented food items, recognizing the nutritional benefits of high-quality olive oil. For those who prefer the convenience of online shopping, our olive oils are also listed on major e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Walmart, along with other commercial sites that cooperate with us. This wide distribution network makes it easy for you to experience the rich, authentic taste of Oleastro olive oil, whether you’re shopping in person or online.

Can I return the item after purchase?

Yes, we offer a hassle-free return policy for our customers. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return the item to one of our warehouses within 30 days of purchase. We only ask that the item be returned in its original condition, undamaged and intact, to ensure it meets our return criteria. No questions will be asked; we aim to make the return process as smooth and straightforward as possible. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive experience with Oleastro, even if the product doesn’t meet your expectations or needs.

How do I make sure I am purchasing original Oleastro olive oil?

To ensure you are purchasing original Oleastro olive oil, the most reliable method is to buy directly through our official website. This guarantees that you are receiving our authentic, high-quality olive oil directly from us. In the event that you purchase Oleastro products from one of our resellers and encounter a defective product, we highly encourage you to inform us about the issue. Please provide us with the details of the place of purchase and a copy of the receipt. With this information, we can swiftly address the matter, ensuring that our standards of quality are upheld across all channels. We value your feedback and are committed to maintaining the integrity and excellence of Oleastro olive oil in every bottle sold.

What does Extra Virgin mean?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) represents the highest quality and most flavorful olive oil category, obtained directly from olives and solely by mechanical means. The term “extra virgin” signifies that the oil is produced from the first pressing of the olives, without the use of chemicals or excessive heat, ensuring it maintains its pure taste, maximum nutrient content, and low acidity level—below 0.8%. This process preserves the natural flavors, aromas, and health benefits of the olives, making EVOO highly prized for its rich, complex flavor profile and its antioxidant properties. The strict standards for classifying olive oil as extra virgin are a testament to its premium status and the care taken during its production.

Are raw olives poisonous?

Raw olives are not poisonous, but they are naturally very bitter due to the presence of oleuropein, a compound that makes them unpalatable when eaten directly from the tree. To make olives edible, they must undergo a curing process, which can involve soaking in water, brine, or a lye solution, followed by fermentation. This process removes the bitterness and makes the olives enjoyable to eat. While raw olives themselves are not toxic, eating them without proper preparation would be an unpleasant experience due to their bitterness, not because of any inherent poisonous qualities.

How do you cure your olives?

At Oleastro Olive Farm, we adhere to traditional and natural methods to cure our olives, embracing techniques that have been passed down through generations. Our preferred method of curing involves soaking the olives in a brine solution—water mixed with natural sea salt. This process is carefully monitored over several months, allowing the olives to ferment naturally. The brine not only draws out the bitterness inherent in raw olives but also initiates fermentation, which develops the olives’ rich flavors and makes them safe and delightful to eat. By choosing this time-honored, chemical-free approach, we ensure that our olives are not only delicious but also retain the healthful properties and authentic tastes that embody the essence of Cyprus’s culinary heritage.

Are dark red olives an other variety olive?

Dark red olives are indeed a different variety from the more commonly seen green or black olives, showcasing the vast diversity within the olive species. The color of an olive is typically an indicator of its ripeness at the time of harvest rather than its variety. However, certain types of olives can turn a dark red or deep purple color as they ripen, before eventually darkening to black. This color transition reflects the olive’s natural maturation process and the specific phenolic compounds present in the fruit. While there are hundreds of olive varieties, each with its unique flavor profile and characteristics, the dark red olives you mention are likely a specific type that exhibits this unique coloration as part of its ripening process, offering a distinct taste and appearance that differ from both the unripe green and the fully ripe black olives.

What is balsamic vinegar?

Balsamic vinegar is a rich, complex, and highly valued condiment originating from Italy, specifically the regions of Modena and Reggio Emilia. It is made from the concentrated juice, or must, of Trebbiano grapes, which is then fermented and aged for many years in a series of wooden barrels of decreasing size. The aging process, which can range from a minimum of 12 years to over 100 years for the most exquisite grades, allows the vinegar to develop its distinctive sweet, tangy flavor and syrupy consistency. True traditional balsamic vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale) is protected by Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) status, ensuring its quality and authenticity. Over time, it becomes a deeply flavored, aromatic vinegar that is used sparingly to enhance salads, cheeses, fresh fruits, and even desserts, celebrated for its ability to elevate the flavors of a wide array of dishes.

How do i make sure I'm buying real oil?

To ensure you’re buying real, high-quality olive oil, particularly extra virgin olive oil, look for a few key indicators of authenticity and quality. First, check for labels or certifications that indicate the oil has passed rigorous testing standards, such as the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), or specific certifications from olive oil associations that guarantee quality. The harvest date on the bottle can also be a good indicator of freshness; ideally, you want to purchase oil within a year of its harvest. Additionally, reputable brands often provide details about the oil’s origin, including the region of production and the variety of olives used, which can be signs of a producer’s commitment to transparency and quality. Finally, high-quality olive oil should be packaged in dark glass bottles or tin containers that protect it from light, which can degrade the oil’s flavor and beneficial properties over time.