Minerva Kalamata Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is made exclusively from olives that grow in the renowned Kalamata region, located in the South-Western tip of the Peloponnese. The first EVOO in Greece with a “Protected Designation of Origin” (PDO), our delicious olive oil benefits from the excellent soil and climate conditions of the Messinian Valley, which receives more than 3,000 hours of sunlight per year. At Minerva, we work with small farmers who love and pamper every tree, and then pick the olives at the precise moment of ripeness for cold pressing into oil. The result is an EVOO with a full-bodied flavor and distinctively fruity and peppery aroma. Synonymous with the very essence of a healthy Mediterranean diet, Minerva Kalamata EVOO is ideal for salad dressings, grilled meat, pasta sauces, oven-baked stews and casseroles.