Discover Turkey and its best olive oil tastes
Turkey is the homeland of olive oil. Discover the unique colour, scent and flavour of Turkish extra virgin olive oil, three characteristics guaranteed by Turkish olive oil producers. Enjoy them in our local dishes and be sure to buy some to take home.
Turkey is a great country to experience olive and olive oil culture because it has one of the most important olive growing countries in the world. If you want to taste delicious olive oils you should visit especially the southern Turkey. Actually, Anatolia is the motherland of olive trees, also where the olive oil is born. Also olive oil is an important player in Turkish cuisine, especially in the Aegean and Mediterranean diet. It is already famous for its health benefits.
Turkey is the 4th biggest olive oil producer in the world. Turkish olive oils are extremely smooth and have a more gentle taste. The best olive oils are not easy to find, and if you are like most people. Once you have tasted a high quality Turkish olive oil, your life will never be the same.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. Extra virgin olive oil is made simply by crushing olives and extracting the juice. Good extra virgin olive oil is fruity, bitter and pungent.
Early Harvest Olive Oil: Early harvest oils, with their bitter taste, low acidity, and higher antioxidant content are worth paying a little extra for.
Other Olive Oils: Virgin Olive Oil, Ordinary Virgin Olive Oil, Refined Olive Oil, Riviera Olive Oil.
Olive oils are produced by traditional and modern methods. In Turkey, there are hundreds of various olive oil producers to discover, each with individual qualities that make them even more excellent. Many of these olive oils are the winners of the world's most prestigious olive oil competitions.
Some high quality olive oil producers; Hermus, Ozem, Zetay, Hanya, Gidatay, Tuay, Olivurla, Ilhan Sari, Pirgion, Tlos, Dhara, Nar Gourmet, Volio, Adatepe, Nova Vera, Nermin Hanim, Laleli, Monteida, Oliviata, Kekliktepe, Bilge Agac.