Real Italian extra virgin olive oil. In Italy, a truly good EVOO is used for EVERYTHING: a quality extra virgin olive oil is perfect for cooking, for seasoning, for dipping, for finishing. How to recognize fake olive oil from pure extra virgin that is 100% made in Italy? First, know your olive farmer. Second, all EVOO is first cold pressed. If it's real extra virgin, it is first cold pressed. Third, extra virgin must always be filtered: filtering helps keeping the oil fresher for longer. Lastly, a spicy feeling and green taste indicate the presence of healthy antioxidants in the oil.
How to tell if your EVOO is Real or Fake
It’s extremely difficult to know what you are getting, when you purchase extra virgin olive oil. How do you pick the best olive oil for cooking? Read our beginner's guide on the things to look for before buying your next bottle.