Greece is blessed with olive trees of many varieties scattered all over the country.
The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing.
There are many olive varieties, each with a particular flavor, texture, and shelf life that make them more or less suitable for different applications, such as direct human consumption on bread or in salads, indirect consumption in domestic cooking or catering, or industrial uses such as animal feed or engineering applications.
During the stages of maturity, olive fruit changes color from green to violet, and then black. Olive oil taste characteristics depend on which stage of ripeness olive fruits are collected.
The taste of the olive oil is influenced by the varietals used to produce the oil and by the moment when the olives are harvested and ground. Less ripe olives give more bitter and spicy flavors while riper olives give a sweeter sensation in the oil.
Green olives usually produce more bitter oil, and overripe olives can produce oil that is rancid, so for good extra virgin olive oil care is taken to make sure the olives are perfectly ripened.
Choosing a cold-pressed olive oil can be similar to selecting a wine. The flavor of these oils varies considerably and a particular oil may be more suited for a particular dish.
Olive oil tasting experiences will be available upon request in Nastasia Village hotel in Naxos island, Greece, starting summer 2020.
We are carefully gathering selective olive oils from Naxos, Cyclades and all over Greece.
Our olive oil tasting experience is unique as you get to taste various olive oils, accompanied by Naxian local products.
Savor Naxian traditional cheeses such as Arseniko, Gruyere and Xinotyri, cold cuts, dried fruits, olives, crackers and cherry tomatoes that pair wonderfully with our wines.
All of our products that are offered during the wine tasting experience come from local Naxian producers.
You may also read more about the Naxian local products in our blog.
These local products along with the olive oils offered are also available for sale.
You may book your olive oil tasting experience directly in our reception or via telephone at +30 22850 24202 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org