What is PDO ?

The PDO or “Protected Designation of Origin” products are subject to very strict inspection process and subsequently certified by the European Union as to its quality and designation of origin. Only 9 Olive Oils registered as PDO products in Crete, Greece. Each product bears the seal of authenticity, with an approved and unique serial number on each unit of sale. The unique identifier reveals the passage of the product from the olive grove to the consumer. The product comes directly from the northwestern region of Crete, Kolymvari, globally acclaimed for top quality Olive Oil.

PDO is a European Union definition. PDO products are linked to the concept of terroir - a sense of place discernible in the flavor of the food. PDO products must be produced, processed, and prepared in a specific region using traditional production methods. The raw materials must also be from the defined area whose name the product bears. The quality or characteristics of the product must be due essentially or exclusively to its place or origin, i.e., climate, the nature of the soil and local know-how.

The Protected Designation of Origin products are subject to very strict inspection process and subsequently certified by the E.U as to its quality and designation of origin. Each product bears the seal of authenticity, with an approved and unique serial number on each and every unit of sale. The unique identifier reveals the passage of the product from the olive grove to the consumer.

Ellora Farms comes directly from the Certified PDO regions of Kolymvari and Messara in the Island of Crete, Greece.