Information Wanted on Mantova Extra Virgin OO
Whole Foods is introducing a new product (for them) called Mantova Extra Virgin OO. They are selling it cheaply for the introduction at $19.99 per 3 litres.
I have never heard of this brand, it is distributed by Fine Italian Food located in Naperville, ILL.
Does anyone know of this brand and its’ quality level?
I am pretty happy with the WF 365 EVOO which I think may be packed by Colavita and don’t want to change unless it is to a better quality.
I googled the brand and did not find anything too illuminating.
Thank you for your help.
It is packaged in a typical 3 litre metal container.
It is not organic.
PRODUCT OF ITALY
SUPERIOR CATEGORY OLIVE OIL OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM OLIVES AND SOLELY BY MECHANICAL MEANS
They do have a website in Italy:
Apparently, they are a large distributor of Italian food products. And, among other info related to their company, I got the following information from it:
Location & Address
Compagnia Alimentare Italiana operates out of its main plant in Broccostella, in the countryside south of Rome (Ciociaria).
For all contacts and documents please refer to:
COMPAGNIA ALIMENTARE ITALIANA S.P.A
Registered Office: Via Cesare Pascarella, 63 – 00153 Roma
Head Office (Administration and Facility):
Via Ponte Tapino, 19 - 03030 Broccostella (FR) - Italia
C.F. 05207721001 - P.I. 02154500603 - CCIAA RM-1216437 and FR-162163 Telephone ++39 0776 - 890775
Fax ++39 0776 - 892750
FINE ITALIAN FOOD (North America office
)2608 Flagstone Circle, Naperville, IL 60564
Telephone: (630) 904-0002 Fax: (630) 904-0044
That’s it, no mention of DOP, cultivars or production location.
re: Unkle Al
Whew--thanks for the transcribing. I'd guess thast the 100% Italian extra virgin is a blend of mostly Pugliese, Sicilian (the largest oil regions), and maybe some oil form the company's home base in Lazio. It's probably a relatively mild/soft oil. It would be equivalent to Colavita, DeCecco, Monini, and other large producers' offerings. The Lot # can usually be deciphered, I think, as L+year bottled (L09, for example). There usually is not a sell by date for these mass-market (but often still good value, if fresh) everyday oils.