Best from Italy’s mission is to provide the best quality products from Italy, only the original Made in Italy and import them to the USA, a country where a lot of products may say “Made in Italy” but it’s not really true. According to journalist Tom Mueller, speaking on the popular CBS News program “60 Minutes,” an astonishing 80% of the extra virg...

Italian police said they have busted a crime ring exporting fake extra virgin olive oil to the United States, highlighting the mafia's infiltration of Italy's famed agriculture and food business. Twelve people with links to the 'Ndrangheta, the organized crime group based in the southern Calabria region, were arrested on Tuesday on a series of char...

The fragrance of brand-new olive oil is unmistakable. If you’ve ever experienced it, you’ll recognize it instantly ever after. When the oil is fresh from the press, it’s as intense and all-pervasive as the aroma of white truffles, as penetrating as that of fir balsam, as seductive as the smell of June roses lingering in the nose for days after the...

Some products try to use phrases and tags like “Made in Italy” as a selling point, even if it’s not entirely true. This app can tell you if that olive oil, cheese, or clothing item was actually made in Italy. The app, developed by the Reliabitaly nonprofit organization, is designed to promote and protect true “Made in Italy” products. All you have...

Produrre olio extravergine di oliva a casa, come se si stesse preparando il caffè, non è un'utopia: una giovane start up calabrese ha ideato il primo robot in grado di trasformare le olive in olio extravergine appena premuto. Si chiama "Revoilution" e, come suggerisce il nome, propone una vera e propria rivoluzione: i suoi obiettivi sono quelli di...

There is no clear indication of the precise moment when olives were first cultivated on the land around Garda. Some writings mention a climatically favourable period between the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD, to which an initial, slow but progressive introduction of olive growing can be traced.

Grande cena a Spoleto, nei giorni del Festival dei 2 Mondi, in onore della superchef Lidia Bastianich. A volerla, Maria Flora e Zefferino Monini, terza generazione della dinastia imprenditoriale che ha scritto la storia del mercato dell'extra vergine.   L'occasione? Festeggiare con un nuovo gemellaggio Italia-Usa la collaborazione tra la che...

Despite experiencing one of the worst olive harvests in recent history, Italy maintained its position as the second-most-awarded country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition last week, just behind Spain.   Italian producers were stung by a series of challenges during the 2014/2015 harvest season, chief among them a bacter...

I prodotti agroalimentari abruzzesi sbarcano in America: vino, olio, legumi, zafferano, tartufo, dolci, miele, marmellate e persino la pasta pronta, cucinata secondo la migliore tradizione regionale.   Sono una ventina le aziende agroalimentari aderenti al marchio "L'Aquila Made In" che distribuiranno i loro prodotti sul mercato statunitense...

I nearly got run over after dropping my son off at school recently. As it turned out, the driver swerved in the nick of time, swore in Sicilian, and drove off. So essentially, nothing actually happened. Yet I was left in a state of utter agitation.   Instead of going straight home, I decided to drop in on a friend in the village, in order to...