If you live in Italy you probably already have your fornitore (supplier) of extra virgin olive oil who, around this time of year, takes orders for the new harvest’s “liquid gold”, or simply sends you bottles or big cans of the stuff that you will jealously guard for the next twelve months. Many people have an uncle or cousin who makes EVOO and they swear it’s the best, and while I’m sure it’s fine, if you’ve had the chance to try some single varietal olive oils or those pressed on a modern press and properly preserved, there’s no comparison. I’ve got a few favourite places to get my supply of Tuscan olive oil – here’s my list, in no particular order. For my readers in the USA and Canada, I’ve indicated if the producer ships internationally.

Just-picked olives in Tuscany

Tuscan olive oils that ship internationally

Pruneti / Chianti Classico

Pruneti is an olive oil producer and that’s IT. Not a winery. Not a hotel. I’m a fan of monocultivars, which is the olive oil equivalent of wine made from single grape types, and they’ve won prizes for theirs. The classic Tuscan olive varieties Leccino, Moraiolo and Frantoio are available singly and as blends.

Dievole / Chianti Classico

Although it’s been a while since I’ve worked with Dievole on their social media, I’ve remained partial to their amazing selection of olive oil. They source Coratina olives from the south, making a super tangy oil, while Nocellara is delicate and great on fish.

Querceto di Castellina / Chianti Classico

Pick up the 2021 EVOO in its sleek packaging from this Chianti Classico winery while you put in your order for wine to tide you over the upcoming holidays. Right now there’s a 15% off special on the website!

Tuscan olive oils to pick up or order within Italy

The olive harvest at Podere l’Agave

Podere L’Agave / San Vincenzo

A delicious blend of super healthy olives that grow in plain view of the sea. I use their EVOO every day as it’s the best quality-price rapport I’ve found. The photos in this post were taken at their harvest last year.

Podere Castellare / Pelago

I just received a can of their tangy 2021 blend, fresh off the press. This green EVOO is such a pleasure to drizzle on my fall soups! Their website doesn’t have information about their olive oil – they’re more famous for their production of artisan gin – but you can DM Adriano at their IG account if you’re interested. They can ship, but you could also make a day trip of it, the restaurant is TOP.

Fattoria Poggio Piano / Fiesole

If you want to pick up your EVOO in person close to the city, Poggio Piano is in nearby Fiesole. They’ve announced that this year their yield was very low due to weather conditions – a combination of cold, wind and drought right when the plant had to flower – but the quality is high. If you want a good deal for everyday oil for cooking and more, check out their sale on 2020 EVOO, especially their bag in box, a steal at 5 litres for €70. For their price list and to order email info@poggiopiano.it.

 

Do you have any other favourite olive oils in Tuscany to add to this list? Let me know in the comments!

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