This just might be the most well-balanced olive oil we've ever tried. From the award-winning farm of the Pierrakos family located alongside the sea in the Laconia region of Greece, this oil is fruity, delicate, and full of flavor. A very versatile oil, its balanced, delicate flavor makes it perfect for salads, bread dipping, baking, and drizzling over vegetables, pasta, or fruit. It also makes a delicious ice-cream.
We have a special relationship with the Pierrakos and buy their olive oil directly from them -- no importer in the middle. The oil is carefully handled by the family at the port in Greece and the port in the U.S. They hand-bottle for us in their U.S. facility, assuring freshness every step of the way.
Our olive oils are all extra virgin and from the current harvest, each one is an award-winner. Our infused olive oils come from the Pierrakos family farm in Sparta, Greece where their trees are grown in sandy soil near the sea. All infusions are natural flavor extracts.
Does olive oil go bad?
The answer is yes. Extra Virgin oil oil is unadulterated fruit juice, so it will diminish in flavor and nutrients. However, an old, rancid olive oil will not hurt you, it just does not taste good.
A good rule of thumb is to use an opened olive oil (regardless of harvest date) within 6 months. This is because of oxidation. Air gets in every time you open the bottle. That empty space in your bottle is actually full of air. Air deteriorates the oil.
An unopened bottle of olive oil, kept in a dark cool place, can remain fresh for up to 2 years from harvest date.
NOTE: Best Buy Date is not the same as harvest date. Many times, Best Buy dates are added when an oil is bottled, not when it is harvested. If the bottle does not have harvest date printed (many don't), ask your purveyor. If they don't know, you should probably not invest in the oil.
Laconiko olive oil is recognized as one of the BEST SOCIETIES of the World by the 2020 EVOO world ranking organization. Out of 1605 international Societies entered in the EVOO world rankings, Laconiko is recognized as the 2nd best society in the world; the BEST Greek society, the BEST flavored olive oil producer in the world. Laconiko holds over 95 international awards.
Olive variety: Koroneiki