OUR STORY

Over 5 Generations Of  Excellence -  Since 1842

Every aspect of LA CUCINA ITALIANA LLC. is connected to family and to its past, including the land which has been in our family since the late 1800s. Verdant and Hilly, SANTO STEFANO QUISQUINA AG. offers both breath-taking views of olive groves and the surrounding rolling landscape.

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SANTO STEFANO Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from olives grown and harvested from a single estate in Santo Stefano QuisQuina AG Sicily, Italy. Its distinctive golden-green color and grassy nuances come from the first cold pressing of exclusive Biancolilla, Nocellara de Belice and Cerasuola olives. The olives are hand-picked and pressed within 24 hours of harvesting, resulting in an oil that rarely exceeds 0.2% oleic acid.

This exceptional extra-virgin olive oil is achieved using only traditional, old-world methods. The result is an olive oil that offers a subtle balance of aromatic flavors and rich taste, entwined with elements of almonds and peppery bites that linger exquisitely on the palate. 

NOW THAT IS AMORE!

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Why Santo Stefano®?

Santo Stefano® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is crafted from an exclusive and select blend of Biancolilla, Nocellara del Belice and Cerasuola olive varieties and harvested at the zenith of their ripeness in October and November.

 

This traditional practice and attention to detail yields an authentic Sicilian unfiltered organic extra virgin olive oil with a clear, vibrant golden-green color, permeating a harmony of sweet, bitter, and spicy elements.

 

Santo Stefano’s sweet aroma and distinct flavor enhances, but never masks, all food types.  Our EVOO exceeds all quality bench marks for our Santo Stefano® olive oil products.

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