Stolen il Tratturello

We just received some devastating news. All of the freshly harvested Il Tratturello olive oil has been stolen. Last night, thieves entered Francesco Travaglini’s frantoio (olive oil mill building) and took everything. The burglars broke in, vandalized Francesco’s frantoio, and drained his stainless steel tanks full of freshly harvested extra virgin olive oil. This awful heist has left Francesco and…

New Harvest 2014/15 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

From north to south, 2014/15 New Harvest EVOOs are here. From near Genova, Benza is our most beautifully delicate olive oil of 2015, with aromas of pine nuts and very slight spiciness on the finish. From outside of Rome, Cru di Crues is our most green tasting EVOO, with aromas of herbs and a medium…

Extrascape, the Big Winner

Extrascape is only 3 years old, but it will grow big and strong. You’ll see. It’s an olive oil (extra virgin, of course) competition. You might say: another one? There are hundreds of olive oil contests around the world. Yes. The ONE. Extrascape is unique, because the quality of the olive oil is evaluated together…

Good Extra Virgin Olive Oils – Know Where to Look – Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Extra Virgin Olive Oil expert, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, on Zester Daily, acknowledges frauds are rampant, and writes: “It’s true, there’s a lot of bad oil masquerading as extra virgin. But there’s also a lot of tremendously good oil, much of it from Italy. Our job as consumers is to educate ourselves about what constitutes good…

New Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

From Sicily comes Pianogrillo EVOO, made by Lorenzo Piccione with 100% Tonda Iblea olives. Buy New Harvest Pianogrillo $34.74 500 ml – 16.9 oz In Molise, Francesco & Pia Travaglini make Il Tratturello EVOO with 100% Gentile di Larino olives. Buy New Harvest Il Tratturello  $42.00 750 ml – 25.3 oz From the heart of Abruzzo…

New Harvest 2012 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is in the USA

Evviva! The new extra virgin olive oils have finally arrived in our warehouse. Try them as soon as you can. You will not find fresher oils than these; one month ago the olives were still on the tree. The magnificent five are: Cru di Cures: made by Laura Fagiolo from raja, frantoio and carboncella olives,…

New Olive Oils in the Warehouse!

The new olive oils are coming in. They are arriving in waves, to accentuate the fact that they are ready at different times, depending on where the olive trees are located. Clearly, the first olive oils to cross the finish line are the ones from the South. We have just received Pianogrillo and Il Tratturello,…

Il Tratturello, Mission Impossible – Accomplished!!!

When you have good friends, everything is possible! Left, Governor Andrew Cuomo smiling because he received the best gift: a bottle of Il Tratturello EV Olive Oil from Molise made by Francesco Travaglini. It is a long and beautiful story (read it here) with an even better ending! Gov. Cuomo, we hope you love this olive…

Andrew Cuomo receives the Gift of Il Tratturello EV Olive Oil

(Left Gennaro Pecchia and Francesco Travaglini in NYC with the bottle Number 1) Happy Columbus Day! Let’s celebrate it with Italy’s Best Foods! Will you be watching the Parade in NYC on TV? If you do, you might  witness a very important moment: our friend Gennaro Pecchia will personally give a gift to Andrew Cuomo….