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Iliada Greek Olive Oil Review

Iliada is famous Greek Olive Oil and Olive brand produced by a company called Agrovim, founded in 1994 by The Gyfteas family.  The brand itself is a tribute to Homer’s Iliad.

In order to maintain the Iliada brand the company buys over half of all the the PDO Kalamata olive production of the Messinia olive.  The Messinia olive itself is an award winning olive, so represents the perfect raw material to go into Iliada products.

PDO means “Protected Designation of Origin is both an opportunity for the producer and a guarantee for the consumer”. This highly sought after certification is awarded, by the EU, only to the highest quality oils.

Agrovim is certified to ISO, HACCP and BRC standards. It has received many awards for the quality of not only its products but also its packaging.  In Switzerland is has received the “PUBLICUMSFAVORIT” award, which means it was the favourite olive oil voted by consumers.

Iliada Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Iliada’s Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oils are pressed from Koroneiki olives from the slopes of Mount Taygetus located in the South of the Peloponnese east of Kalamata. These oils are ideal for fresh salads, grilled fish, white meat, raw sauces, pasta and vegetables.

ILIADA Greek Olive Oil

ILIADA PDO Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This Golden Selection olive oil is produced from Koroneiki olives grown in Kalamata on the south of Greece. It has an intense grass green color with a beautiful herby flavor with a mild peppery aftertaste. It is harvested and cold-pressed in a traditional way, without the use of chemicals or preservatives.

It is available in a variety of sizes in both plastic bottle, glass bottle, and gorgeous cans.

Smooth, fresh and full bodled, gourmet Greek olive oil.
Harvested and cold-pressed without the use of chemicals or preservatives.
Richest source of mono-unsaturates for your healthy diet.
Gourmet condiment of Iliada PDO Kalamata.Product of Greece.

Flavoured Olive Oils

These oils are really unique to Iliada and I thoroughly recommend you try them out. You can cook with the following oils if you want to, and for mildly frying chicken to have with pasta the truffle oil, particularly, can add a great twist. However, you really should experience them as olive oil dips with bread or as a dressing for salad. Although that is my opinion!

Basil Olive OilBasil Olive Oil

Iliada’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Basil is a hugely popular olive oil combines the delicious natural flavors and aromas of green olives and basil. It has a really fruity flavor with a hint of spice. Put this on a salad, delicious!

truffle olive oilTruffle Olive Oil

Iliada’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Truffle is a  very unusual, award winning, olive oil is quite unlike any olive oil you have ever tasted before. Once you’ve tried it, you will always want this in your cupboard!  I use this for cooking with chicken and pesto.  It compliments and adds a great twist to the taste.

Orange Olive OilOrange Olive Oil

Iliada’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil with  Orange  is one of the freshest tasting olive oils ever. The orange zest really adds a smooth sweetness to the oil.

The redolence of olive oil and essential oils from orange zest produce a deliciously fresh fusion of taste. While Iliada recommends this as perfect for cooking I prefer to use it on summer salad. It really brings it alive!  I also love this with balsamic vinegar as a dip for a chunky bread.  The orange element really adds an extra dimension to the dip.

Summary

Iliada olive oil is almost good enough to drink! You can be assured that this product is a genuine greek olive oil.  It is hugely popular with restaurants, even italian restaurants!  And it isn’t all that expensive either, especially considering the quality

Where to buy Iliada Greek Olive Oil

For the USA: You can buy much of the Iliada Olive Oil range at amazon.com

For the UK: There is normally a wider range of Iliada’s oils available at amazon.co.uk

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