Oli d'Italia 2022
Despite the consequences of climate change, Italy registered a 15% increase in oil production, with respect to 2020, approaching 2019 in terms of overall output. This year we decided to double our efforts, both when it comes to the Oli d’Italia guide, and in terms of supporting the world of extra virgin olive oil. We decided to start by bringing together all the key players, from growers to producers, from chefs to restaurant owners, into a single network. The result is the Gambero Rosso “Community Olio”, a place where people can stay up to date on the latest industry developments, but above all meet and share their needs, stories and ideas with the understanding that exchange at all levels is a key drivers of growth.
The best olive oils from Umbria
At 4,000 tons of oil produced, a decline of about 40% compared to the previous year, Umbria is very much in line with the rest of central Italy this year. However, in terms of quality the region has once again proven capable of delivering sensory pleasures like few others, with certain top producers continuing to grow and confirm their reputation as some of the country's best. These larger outfits are supported by a sizable group of oil millers, true extra virgin artisans, who've allowed the region to take the right steps forward and continuously raise the bar for quality.