After almost ten years of effort, at the end of 2019, the first Istrian cooperative of extra virgin olive oil producers was founded – PZ Maslinari Istre. The cooperative includes members with olive groves throughout the Istrian peninsula. The 45th parallel, considered the northern border of growing, where the olive gives its maximum, passes through Istria. This fact exactly is one of the main reasons for the worldwide success of Istrian extra virgin olive oils. Another, an equally important reason, is definitely the knowledge and the diligent hands of Istrian olive growers. We won a gold medal on NYIOOC 2023. and we are also listed in Flos Olei guide. All our high quality extra virgin olive oil is obtained from our farms.
The oil is of clear green colour, of an expressed aroma of the green olive fruit and freshly-mown grass. It possesses a full rounded taste, of equally expressed sweetness, bitterness and piquancy. FOOD PAIRING: It is best paired with various pastas and risottos, creamy soups, meat and fish dishes, salads and vegetables.
An oil of clear green colour, fresh aroma of aromatic herbs, radicchio and green almond. It has a very harmonious and rounded taste, of mild bitterness and piquancy.
It blends well with various fish and shellfish dishes, red and white meat, boiled and grilled vegetables, cold salads with various toppings.
Istarska bjelica (greatest share), Leccino, Frantoio.