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2020 The World’s Best Olive Oils

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. The annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

Winners 2020

Learn more about the world’s best olive oils and the dedicated producers who craft them.

Rosati FruttatoGold award

Rosati Fruttato

Podere il MontaleoGold award

Podere il Montaleo

Find the best olive oils near you.

Search this year’s award-winning brands at retail places wherever you are.

Why all the fuss about good olive oil?

Health

Fresh, high-quality extra virgin olive oil is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Olive oils crafted with care provide antioxidants and phenolic compounds that are proven to help reduce and prevent diseases.

Taste

The best olive oils are blow-your-mind delicious and they elevate the tastes of our foods in ways we never imagined. Hundreds of olive varieties offer countless pairing possibilities that chefs are only beginning to discover.

What makes an award-winning olive oil?

Making great olive oil takes determination, skill and obsessive attention to details. The result is an award-winning extra virgin olive oil that exhibits what experts call “quality characteristics.” Or more simply, delicious.

Fruitiness

Pungency

Complexity

Harmony

Bitterness

Persistence

Fruitiness

Every good olive oil needs to have the aroma of fresh fruit. Olives are fruits, after all. The oil should smell fresh and fruity.

Marketplace

Buy this year’s award-winning extra virgin olive oils directly from the producers, distributors and retailers who stock them.

Food pairing

Hundreds of olive varieties offer countless pairing possibilities that chefs are only beginning to discover. The pairing app developed by NYIOOC and Olive Oil Times analyzes the taste profiles of this year’s best olive oils to return the best match for a variety of popular dishes.

Meat

Fish

Vegetables

Other foods

Best Olive Oils Marketplace

Best Olive Oils Marketplace

Buy this year’s best extra virgin olive oils directly from producers and importers.

NYIOOC

World Olive Oil Competition

The world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality competition.

Olive Oil Times

Olive Oil Times

The international publication of record for olive oil news and information.

Sommelier Courses

Sommelier Courses

Olive oil educational programs in partnership with the International Culinary Center.