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Extraction Process

Want to know how olive oil is made?

Olive Oil Extraction Process

Step 1

Olives

Olives grow on trees, after which they are harvested. Traditional olive groves usually include hundred-year-old trees. Olives are harvested using nets, tractors and other tools.

Step 2

Mill

Once they are collected, the olives are transported to a mill for processing. They are separated from the branches, leaves and debris in the first place, and washed using water. They are then crushed, thus obtaining a paste.

Step 3

Press

Solids and liquids are removed from the olive paste by using the cold pressing method. Once this process has been completed, excess water and sediments are separated from the olive oil.

Step 4

EXTRA VIRGIN PROCESS

REFINERY

Step 4

UNFILTERED EXTRA VIRGIN

Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the first pressing of olives, without using heat or additional refining or processing methods.

Step 5

FILTRATION

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is obtained by lightly filtering olive oil.

BERTOLLI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil undergoes thorough quality tests. Our dark green bottle protects the product from being damaged by light.

Step 4

REFINING

Olive oil is refined to create the milder flavors of Mild Olive Oil and Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil, which are obtained by adding Virgin Olive Oil.

BERTOLLI EXTRA LIGHT TASTING OLIVE

A mixture of refined olive oil and Virgin Olive Oil.

BERTOLLI MILD OLIVE OIL

A mixture of refined olive oil and Virgin Olive Oil.

Today, Bertolli follows a similar extraction process, using modern machinery instead of the traditional machinery shown in the chart, to deliver quality olive oil in every bottle.

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