Extra Virgin Olive Oil
About Our EVOO
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is cold pressed, meaning it is produced without using heat, which enables it to retain more of the delicious, buttery taste of olives than other types of olive oil. If using olive oil as a dip or in a cold dish, EVOO is preferred because of its light texture and appetizing taste. Olive oil is also an excellent source of vitamin E and polyphenol antioxidants, which can be found in higher concentrations in the extra virgin varieties.
Gourmet Factory is proud to offer simply perfect extra virgin olive oil under our Capatriti, Lakonia, and Kivotos brands. Our passion for producing exceptional olive oil stems from our founding by the Kangadis family in 1969, and we are now proud to have three of the few brands of EVOO sold in the U.S. that have obtained the USDA Quality Monitoring Program (QMP) seal. The USDA conducts unannounced visits to our facility to test our EVOO for taste, and chemical composition, to ensure that our customers are receiving only the highest-quality product.
We stand behind the quality of our EVOO, because in addition to proudly carrying the USDA QMP seal, we go to great lengths to source the best olives from around the world by:
- Keeping a careful eye on the market in order to find olives and olive oils that represent the best quality for the best value
- Performing independent tests on the products we receive from our vendors
- Overseeing the loading of our product from our vendors in all parts of the world to ensure it meets our high standards for food safety
Because of our strict standards and our participation in the USDA QMP program, our customers can be sure that they are receiving a flavorful product with a delightful texture when they reach for our extra virgin olive oil. Olive oils are also part of a healthy diet, and all our olive oils are Kosher-certified, and free of trans fats, gluten, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar. In addition to being able to find our EVOO at supermarkets in tins and bottles for home use, we also offer jugs, totes and tanker sizes for foodservice and industrial sales, as well as the option for private label olive oil packing.