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Our olives are grown and hand-harvested from our single estate in Sicily, Italy

Our Family-Owned Estate Olive Oil

Santo Stefano® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from olives grown and harvested by hand from our single estate in Santo Stefano Quisquina, AG, Sicily, Italy.

Only olives from Santo Stefano Quisquina’s family-owned, century-old olive groves are used to create Santo Stefano® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Our estate follows time-honored and tested processes, allowing them to consistently produce some of the finest olive oil to be found.

Since its foundation nearly 150 years ago in SANTO STEFANO QUISQUINA AG, Sicily Italy, both BIVONA® and SANTO STEFANO® Extra Virgin Olive Oils have become the epitome of a passionate love affair with nature, exquisite taste, and old-fashioned authenticity passed from generation to generation.

Dedicated to making only the finest Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, LA CUCINA ITALIANA LLC (our Italian Kitchen) provides estate olive oil cultivated and nurtured in our natural and organic environment, combined with production and packaging techniques that produce the purity, quintessence, and holistic value.

 

Each of our gourmet olive oils is crafted from our meticulous selection of hand-harvested olives using the combination of traditional stone mill pressing methods with state-of-the-art technology.

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The size of SANTO STEFANO QUISQUINA AG's olive grove makes it possible to do everything by hand from pruning and irrigation to picking, crushing, and bottling, all of which contribute to the production of our finest quality olive oil. With our smaller scale production, there is less room for errors and a lot more room for the integrity of the product - a commitment that permeates the soil, the trees, the blushing olive fruit, and ultimately the quality that defines BIVONA® & SANTO STEFANO®'s organic extra virgin olive oil.

Intense golden yellow with light green hues, with a fruity smell and hints of almond flavor and a sweet aftertaste, BIVONA® & SANTO STEFANO® organic extra virgin olive oils are made from Biancolilla, Nocellara del Belice, and Cerasuola olives, grown on the farm of Santo Stefano Quisquina AG. and the neighboring town of Bivona - the names we've dedicated these finest olive oils.

Our Process

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The olives are harvested between late October to late November, when not quite ripe, which accounts for its intense fruity flavor and balanced aroma.

 

In an effort to maintain the tradition of olive oil production, our harvesting is done by hand which reduces the damage to the olives during the process and ensures low acidity levels. For optimal quality, our olives are cleaned and cold-pressed in a traditional way within 24 hours of harvesting.

 

After being pressed, our oil is kept in the dark in closed containers, at a cool temperature around 14-18 C, away from direct heat and light. During the bottling process, each bottle is filled and labeled with pride that symbolizes the passionate connection with the art of olive oil and the pride of a land rich with nostalgic traditions.

Known for producing the highest quality olive oil, LA CUCINA ITALIANA LLC's oil-fueled gastronomy has earned a respectable reputation in the region, thus becoming the main supplier of organic olive oil for local consumers proud to be a part of the pastoral culture in this traditional heartland of olive oil.

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Our exquisite olive oils are produced by the Cicarello family on their estate in Santo Stefano AG, Sicily, from 150-year-old olive trees. Pressed within 24 hours of hand picking, our distinctive blend of Sicilian olives brims with the flavor and aroma of green grass and almonds.

 

We guarantee our finest quality and the most fragrant Organic EVOO is perfect to satisfy an avid gourmet foodie and novice alike.

Essential for any fresh olive oil lover’s pantry, SANTO STEFANO® & BIVONA® versatile olive oils create a complex depth of flavor in salads, pasta, grilled foods, and more.

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Chefs Worldwide Demand High Quality Olive Oil

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

 

This traditional practice and attention to detail yields an authentic Sicilian unfiltered 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 Organic EVOO exceeds all quality benchmarks for our Santo Stefano® olive oil products.​​