Oleastro Olive Oil

Embark on a journey through the heart of olive oil making with our expert guides at Oleastro. Our comprehensive guides are designed to enlighten and engage enthusiasts and novices alike, offering an in-depth look into the meticulous process of creating olive oil, from the ancient groves to your table.

The Journey Begins in the Grove

Discover the origins of our prized olive oil in the sun-kissed groves of Cyprus, where each olive tree is nurtured with care and respect for the environment. Our guides detail the organic farming practices that set the foundation for quality and sustainability, ensuring that every olive is a testament to the land’s natural bounty.


Harvesting with Tradition and Precision

Learn about the critical phase of harvesting, where timing and technique are everything. Our guides share insights into the traditional methods used to handpick olives at the peak of ripeness, preserving their delicate flavors and healthful properties. This section reveals the art and science behind selecting the perfect moment for harvest, a key to our olive oil’s exceptional quality.


The Art of Extraction

Delve into the heart of the olive oil making process with a detailed exploration of extraction methods. Our guides compare traditional cold-pressing techniques with modern innovations, highlighting how Oleastro maintains the integrity of the oil while embracing efficiency and sustainability. This segment offers a fascinating look at how the olives are transformed into liquid gold, rich in flavor and nutrients.


From Our Family to Yours

Finally, our guides invite you to experience the final steps in the journey of our olive oil, from bottling to the moment it graces your table. Learn about the rigorous quality checks and the passion that goes into every bottle, ensuring that Oleastro olive oil is not just a product, but a shared experience of health, flavor, and tradition.

With Oleastro’s guides to olive oil making, you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for the ancient craft and the modern dedication that goes into producing each bottle of our olive oil. Join us on this enlightening journey and deepen your understanding of a tradition that has been cherished for generations.



Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the highest quality olive oil, characterized by its excellent flavor and aroma. It is made from pure, cold-pressed olives without the use of chemicals or extreme heat, ensuring the oil retains its natural taste, vitamins, and minerals. EVOO has a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams.

Olives can be harvested by hand or with mechanical aids to gently shake the olives from the trees. Hand-picking is often used for high-quality olive oils to prevent bruising and damage to the fruit, which can affect the oil’s quality. Mechanical harvesting is more efficient and is used for larger operations.

Cold pressing refers to extracting olive oil at temperatures below 27°C (80°F) without the use of heat or chemicals. This method preserves the nutritional value and flavors of the olives, resulting in a higher quality oil with more antioxidants and a better taste profile.

Yes, ideally, olives should be pressed within 24 to 48 hours after harvesting to prevent fermentation and oxidation, which can degrade the quality of the oil. Quick processing ensures the oil maintains its freshness, flavor, and nutritional content.

Before pressing, olives are sorted to remove leaves, twigs, and damaged fruit. They are then washed with water to remove dirt and impurities. This cleaning process ensures that the resulting olive oil is pure and of high quality.

After extraction, olive oil may undergo decantation, centrifugation, or filtration to remove solid particles and water. This purification process enhances the stability and clarity of the oil without affecting its nutritional value or flavor.

The flavor profile of olive oil is influenced by several factors, including the olive variety, the region’s soil and climate conditions (terroir), the ripeness of olives at the time of harvest, and the production method. These elements combine to create the unique taste of each batch of olive oil.

Olive oil should be stored in a cool, dark place away from light and heat, which can accelerate oxidation and spoilage. It’s best kept in dark glass bottles, stainless steel containers, or other materials that protect it from light. Proper storage helps preserve the oil’s flavor and nutritional benefits for a longer period.