• “What's the finest olive oil? We Turned to the NYIOOC”
  • “The Prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition”
  • “The largest international olive oil competition ever held”

How Are The World’s Best Olive Oils Selected?

Every April in New York City, a leading panel of international experts tastes nearly 700 extra virgin olive oils from every corner of the globe to determine which deserve to be known as the very best olive oils in the world. The winning olive oils are coveted by chefs, food buyers and consumers everywhere who know the value of the very highest quality extra virgin olive oils.

This year’s competition winners were announced April 10th, 2014 in New York, broadcast through the international press, featured on the leading olive oil website Olive Oil Times, and indexed right here for your convenience on the official results website of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Why care about olive oil quality?

  • 1Truly Great Olive Oils are Extremely Rare

    If you're like most people, it's quite possible you have never had a truly excellent extra virgin olive oil. Producing one of the best in the world, is a difficult task requiring the extreme dedication of a talented producer. The good news is that once you have tasted one of these award winners, your life will never be the same.

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  • 2The Best Olive Oils are Culinary Wonders

    Fresh olive oil binds with the flavors of foods and forms a bridge to your taste buds, amplifying and elevating the deliciousness of your creation to heights you never imagined. That fresh, fruit-kissed, astringent quality has made high-quality extra virgin olive oils the miracle ingredient and best friend of celebrated chefs throughout the world.

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  • 3There are Hundreds of Varieties to Discover

    Every olive cultivar has its own characteristics that artisan producers have perfected over generations to pair with the regional specialties of their homelands. There are also blends of different varieties crafted to offer even more profiles and complexities. Once you discover the possibilities, your own creations will be boundless.

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  • 4High Quality Olive Oils Can Save Your Life

    Fresh, high-quality extra virgin olive oils contain more nutrients and will provide far more of the famous health benefits liquid gold is known for. The best olive oils are pure, healthful, functional foods that can help protect against a myriad of diseases - truly worth their weight in gold.

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  • 5You Deserve to Get What You Pay For

    It's the sad truth, but much of the olive oil you see on store shelves is substandard, no matter how much more you're willing to pay. That's why each year's listing of the world's best olive oils is trusted by chefs, discerning cooks and food industry professionals around the world who seek extra virgin olive oils of the very highest quality.

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Meet The 2014 Judging Panel Leaders

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    Dr. Antonio G. Lauro

    Olive Oil Consultant, International Panel Leader
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    Ms. Fabienne Roux

    Director, French High School of Olive Oil Tasting
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    Mr. Paul Vossen

    University of California Farm Advisor - UCCE Taste Panel Leader