Best of Met – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Elegant and elemental, it’s your everyday kitchen essential. A good bottle of olive oil has transformative culinary powers; once you try the real stuff, there’s no going back. Our organic olive oil comes to us from the beautiful Mediterranean and earns the prestigious ranking of “Extra Virgin.” With a versatile, balanced flavor profile and a bright pepperiness, our olive oil is perfect for sautéing, finishing, or dipping.
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“There’s a real element of trust here. We have done the work and built this relationship so our customers can buy the oil with complete confidence.”
—Nancy Lazara, Director, Metropolitan Market
A Taste of the Mediterranean
Discover the magic of true Extra Virgin olive oil.
Don’t be fooled by imposters who toss around the title of “Extra Virgin.” Our organic Koroneiki olives are immediately pressed after being picked; a method that distinguishes our oil as true Extra Virgin.
Our specialists tasted hundreds of olive oils from around the world in search of one perfect enough to call our own. That search took us to a family estate tucked away in the sun-bathed Greek island of Crete that boasts three generations of olive oil experience. No doubt about it, these are the experts.
Just as wine can be deemed “estate” bottling, so can olive oil. Our oil is estate-produced, which means that the olives are gown, processed, and bottled on the property of the producer.
Get the full story of our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
dare to drizzle
It isn’t just something to oil a hot pan with. Rethink how you use olive oil by elevating it from simply an ingredient to the star of your dish in one of our featured, no-holding-back-the-oil recipes.
Dip? Drizzle? Sauté? Show us how you’re using our olive oil with #bestofmet — we might feature your culinary craftsmanship on our page!
Ah, the Mediterranean—a magical region where the sun-baked climate, fertile soil and generations of expertise have combined to make it home to the world’s most outstanding olive oils. So, naturally, it is there that the Metropolitan Market culinary team found our private label, extra-virgin olive oil after taste-testing hundreds of options. We take our olive oil seriously and are proud to have this favorite to bear our name.
We know exactly where each and every olive destined for our bottles comes from: These beauties are grown on a family estate tucked on a gorgeous Greek island, with the third-generation growers harvesting the organic ripe olives right before they are cold-extracted and bottled in their state-of-the-art facility. Immediately pressing the just-picked olives assures the oil’s low acidity, a hallmark of top-quality oil that can be called ‘Extra Virgin’ or ‘EVOO’—so if you’ve ever read about mislabeling or deceptive practices in the olive oil world, know that ours is always absolutely guaranteed. As an added bonus, it comes in a sleek, sophisticated vessel that calls to mind the ancient Corinthian-style columns of Greece.
Boasting a versatile, balanced flavor profile accented by a slight pepperiness, the finished product is bright and bold (let it stand alone as an appetizer alongside freshly baked bread), yet well-rounded enough to lend earthy, elegant appeal to just about every step of the culinary process—roasting or sautéing, finishing or dipping. It definitely earns its nickname as the nectar of the gods.