Croatian olive oils shine at New York International Competition winning 30 gold medals
- by croatiaweek
- in Food & Wine
The New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), one of the world’s most prominent evaluations for olive oils, has published its results for the northern hemisphere, announcing 30 gold medals and one silver medal for Croatian extra virgin olive oils.
These awards reflect the Croatia’s high-quality production and growing influence in the olive oil industry.
What makes this achievement even more impressive is that the majority of the best-rated oils are blends, whereas previously, mono-variety oils were more often given higher grades. This shift in the trend highlights the versatility and innovation of Croatian olive oil producers who have been experimenting with different blends and techniques to create exceptional products.
‘This year’s results confirm the trend of excellent Dalmatian oils, which has been growing for the past few years. Dalmatia is a region located in the southern part of Croatia and is known for its favourable climate and ideal conditions for olive oil production. The high-quality oils produced in this region have gained recognition and appreciation globally, cementing Croatia’s position as a significant player in the olive oil industry,’ Kult Plave Kamenice writes.
The New York International Olive Oil Competition has been running for ten years and has become one of the most influential evaluations of olive oil in the world.
The competition aims to recognise and celebrate the best olive oils from around the world and promote excellence in the industry.
Croatia’s impressive performance in the competition is a testament to the country’s dedication to producing high-quality extra virgin olive oils. The awards received will undoubtedly help put Croatian olive oils on the map and attract even more attention to this emerging market.
Croatian Gold Medals at the NYIOOC 2023:
Ulje dida mog blend, Split
Vergal Frantoio, Novigrad
Červar Organic blend, Novigrad
Grgur Oblica, Metković
Vergal Leccino, Novigrad
Nono Remiđo Rosignola, Bale
Hedonist blend, Ližnjan
Eden blend s oblicom, Stankovci
Bodiš blend, Pula
Konfin blend, Buje
Eden blend s leccinom, Stankovci
Valencano Buža, Bale
Valencano Istarska Bjelica, Bale
Valencano blend, Bale
Urem blend, Pirovac
Sv. Ivan Oblica, Vodice
Manastir Krka blend, NP Krka
Uroda blend, Pirovac
Bilić blend, Šibenik
Istriana Leccino, Ližnjan
Canolle blend, Bale
Eva Marija Levantinka, Hvar
Bellistra blend, Sveta Katarina
Family Ivic blend, NP Krka
Grubić Buža, Bale
Birin Krvavica, Vodice
Istriana Blend, Ližnjan
Olio D’Oro Galjin Dvor Oblica, Primošten
Sv.Ivan Blend, Vodice
Olea Kalden Istarska Bjelica, Vodnjan
You can see the winning oils HERE.