In the specialist German gourmet magazine “DER FEINSCHMECKER Olivenoel Test 2004″ it is mentioned: “a very good oil with an exquisite bouquet of ripe olives, tomatoes, apples and hints of almond. A slight bitterness blends in harmoniously.”
Other comments by European Chefs:
Very nice colour with light green reflection. Enjoyable for the eye.
Excellent fresh and fruity smell.
Light and smooth. Fluid without heaviness.
Full taste, appropriate for cold dishes seasonings.
In Lesbos, olive groves are small and belong to a multitude of farmers who tend to the needs of the trees with loving care throughout the year. When the season comes they pick up the olives by hand, mostly with the help of relatives and friends, and bring them to the mill. The oil is extracted from the olives by modern centrifugal machines within 24 hours of picking, at moderate temperatures, each lot separately, and the oil is placed for storage in stainless steel tanks according to quality.
First of all, it is carefully controlled both from a chemical and an organoleptic point of view. Then it is left to settle before being filtered. We strive to achieve a product with consistently optimum characteristics, known and appreciated by the consumers. Every operation follows the guidelines of the HACCP plan, which lay down all the necessary measures for a safe product of high quality.
CATSACOULIS is a small, private company based in Lesbos, that carries a long tradition in olive oil commerce. Having been established in 1863 – a century and a half ago – makes us the oldest olive oil company in the whole of Greece. From the start we were export-oriented, as the extra virgin olive oil of our island is strongly appreciated abroad.
Early on we gave priority to conditioning the product in small packages adapted to the needs of the consumer. Continuous investments over the years have assured that modern technology is utilised in the production and commercialization of olive oil, while safeguarding its pure and natural character.
We export all over the world to countries as diverse as Germany and Japan, Australia and Finland. Everywhere we strive to adapt to the local conditions and satisfy the specific needs of our customers. This is maybe the secret of our longevity!
CATSACOULIS S.A., The Olive Oil Exporting Co,