Does it matter where the olive oil comes from?
Don’t pay much attention to the country of origin.
Just like people say, “American food is bad,” but there’s good American food and there’s bad American food. The same is true with olive oil. There’s good Italian olive oil and there’s bad Italian olive oil. Just because something says ‘Italy’ or ‘Provence’ on the label does not mean it’s necessarily good or bad.
Also be aware that “Made In France” (or “Made in Italy”) means something different than “Product of France.” “Made In…” means the oil is actually made in that country with olives that are supposed to be grown and pressed there.
“Product of Italy” means that the olive oil was bottled there, but could be made of olives from North African that were shipped to Italy for bottling. While that’s not necessarily bad, it’s nice to be up-front about those kind of things with consumers so we know what we’re getting.
We source our olive oil from all over the world, depending on harvest seasons. Some of the countries we get our oil from include Portugal, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Australia, and California.
Remember, it’s not the country of origin that matters, but the quality of the oil. D’Olivo has some of the world's best olive oil because our producers chemically test our oils to make sure they exceed industry standards, which means you get a fresher, longer-lasting, super-healthy olive oil that is loaded with antioxidants.