The best extra virgin olive oils in Italy 2024: the ranking – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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By popular demand, here we are at the ranking of best extra virgin olive oils of Italy 2024 as winners of the XXXII edition of the Ercole Olivario national competition. EVO oil is an important business, in fact. Perhaps not everyone knows that they exist in Italy more than 500 varieties of oil and that our country is on the podium of the major world producers, in second place, with 290 thousand tons in 2023 alone – important numbers for Yellow Gold. Over one million hectares cultivated with olive trees, present in practically all regions of Italy, each with its own characteristics, but in particular in Puglia, where half of Italian extra virgin olive oil is produced.

That said, it is more than reasonable to be interested in finding out what the best extra virgin olive oils in Italy. Excellent reference is the prestigious national competition called Ercole Olivario, organized by the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce since 1992, which every year in Perugia gives the names of the best national producers and their flagship labels.

The best extra virgin olive oils in Italy: the 2024 ranking

The 12 awarded labels come from all over Italy, which represent the best productions in the country, which stood out in the two categories provided, Extra Virgin and Dop/Igp certified Extra Virgin Oils. Here they are award-winning labels for the 2024 edition as the best productions in Italy.

For the Dop/Igp Light Fruity category

1st Place – Batta DOP Umbria Colli del Trasimeno from Frantoio Batta, Umbria

For the Dop/Igp Medium Fruity category

1st place – Colleruita DOP Umbria Colli Assisi – Spoleto from the Viola di Foligno (Pg) company, Umbria

2nd place – Brioleum Garda Dop Trentino from the Brioleum farm in Arco (Tn), Trentino Alto Adige

3rd Place – Agrestis Nettaribleo DOP/BIO PDO Monti Iblei – Monte Lauro sub-area of ​​the Agrestis agricultural cooperative society of Buccheri (Sr), Sicily

For the Intense Fruity Dop/Igp category

1st place – Hirpinia Dop Irpinia – Colline dell’Ufita from the San Comaio di Zungoli (Av) company, Campania

2nd place – ORGANIC Bio Igp Toscano of the Frantoio Franci of Montenero (Gr), Tuscany

For the Extra Virgin Light Fruity category

1st Place – Molensis of the Marina Colonna company of San Martino in Pensilis (Cb), Molise

For the Medium Fruity Extra Virgin Category

1st place – Gangalupo of the Bisceglie Maria di Santo Spirito (Ba) agricultural company, Puglia

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