Frantoi Cutrera

Frantoi Cutrera is known for its high-quality extra virgin olive oil. The family-run company has been operating olive groves and processing oil and olives in southeastern Sicily since 1906. Due to their carefully managed process of ensuring that the organically farmed olives go from harvest to press in under six hours, they have received the most awards of any olive oil producer in Italy.

Sicilian olive oil is a highly fragrant oil as it is often scented with the addition of aromatic herbs, but doesn’t have the peppery scent common to more central Italian olive oils. The Cutrera family owns 75 hectares of groves that they harvest at the beginning of the harvest window, when green, in order to obtain the most flavorful olives with the highest level of antioxidants. They also offer a wide variety of specialty jams, herbs, and salts made with traditional recipes and locally sourced ingredients.