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A key component of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil, the 'liquid gold' by Homer, is the secret of longevity of Cretans from ancient times until today. This exceptional olive oil, produced by Arodama, comes from hand-picked olives, carefully collected, cold pressed and processed under strict standards, and then brought to your table fresh as the first day it was produced. An ideal way to taste it, during the winter period, is just to be accompanied with rustic bread, preferably made with yeast. Cut thick slices and cook for 1-2 minutes until they begin to turn golden brown on both sides. Serve the bread hot, spreading over 1-2 tablespoons of oil. For a spicier flavor, add a pinch of salt and finely sliced fresh oregano. Moreover, during the summer, you can serve with rustic Greek salad made with fresh tomato, cucumber, green pepper, onion and feta cheese. For a spicier flavor, we recommend Cretan Dakos, baked barley bread, with chopped tomato, Cretan farmer’s or goat cheese ("xinomizithra"), olives and fresh oreganon or crushed capers and fresh basil.
  • Net Weight
    500ml
  • Gross Weight
    1kg
  • Width
    7.5cm
  • Depth
    7.5cm
  • Height
    24cm
Product History
Extra virgin olive oil is the purest form of oil that comes straight from the olive trees, without having undergone industrial processing. It has a strong fruity taste and the distinct aroma of freshly cut olives. A pleasant bitterness and a short- term burning sensation in the esophagus can be present. With a striking 75% of Greek olive oil production to be extra virgin, Greece holds the first position worldwide in its production. Expressed in oleic acid, Extra Virgin Olive oil is the olive oil whose acidity does not exceed 0.8%. Acidity is one of the main criteria for the olive oil quality and the lower the acidity, the higher the quality.
Meet the producer: Arodama
Arodama

Nikos Mamidakis, with origins from Chania, Crete, after finishing his studies in Italy, travelled in several places around the world. All the experience he obtained as a child, childhood memories as well as the studying of local products, made him take the decision to offer to the world flavours and homemade recipes that were transferred for many generations till today. In that way, Arodama Company was founded. The name was taken after a legend describing that when the Titans were born, Goddess of Life in an attempt to protect her daughter, Earth, she gave her the tree of Life. That tree gave life to Earth and when a Goddess was born, one twig “Arodamos” was planted onto that tree. Gods used to taste the ”ambrosia” of that tree and become immortal. God Ifaistos asked from Goddess Athena to create founts in the area where the tree was, so Hercules could rest after his Labours. Arodama Company started exporting food products and beverages in spring 2014. It has 12 unique products with exceptional tasting characteristics, using pure raw materials, from traditional recipes.

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Chania

The Prefecture of Chania is on the west end of Crete which is Greece’s largest island in the southern part of the country. The prefecture is divided into five provinces (Apokoronas, Kissamos, Kydonia, Selino, and Sfakia). Its capital, Chania, is a picturesque spellbinding city. The prefecture’s terrain is mostly mountainous as most of its surface is covered by the spectacular, awe-inspiring White Mountains which captivate visitors with their pristine beauty, snow-capped peaks, and spellbinding vistas.The entire prefecture Chania county is characterized by a rich variety of landscapes - inaccessible canyons, cliffs, caves, mountains and forests of exceptional natural beauty, streams and inviting beaches with crystal clear water.

For visitors, a tour around the villages of Chania is a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the prefecture is literally dotted with countless, traditional housing clusters which, untouched and unchanged by Time, retain most of the characteristics of yore, showcasing strongly those cultural elements that make Crete a land like no other. Cretan hospitality, Crete’s distinctive and vibrant cuisine, and traditions handed down from generation to generation, all promise an unforgettable experience. Chania’s history is a long and significant one, with a great number of archaeological monuments and extant structures corroborating to Chania’s absorbing and varied past. Chania enjoyed great economic power during the period of the Minoan civilization, followed by the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman occupation.The city of Chania is the capital of Greece and has preserved its centuries-old historical legacy almost intact. Many have been the scientists, philosophers, poets, and artists who, drawn by the city’s magical ambiance at one time or another, turned it into a cultural hub.

Just like the rest of Crete, Chania is inextricably linked to the celebrated Mediterranean Diet. It is a blessed, practically autonomous, land with a vast diversity in its flora and fauna. It is that very diversity which, extending its bounty to Chania, has turned into the very model of the Cretan diet. Wholesome products of the finest quality create the base of the area’s traditional cuisine where the flavors of the local dishes’ ingredients are not compromised by the excessive use of spices and condiments. The key elements of the Cretan diet are extra virgin olive oil, wild greens, vegetables, legumes, fish, meat, wine, and tsikoudia. To that, a bewildering variety of artisanal cheeses such as Cretan graviera yellow cheese, anthotyro soft white cheese, and mizithra are added. Yogurt and honey come to complete this health-oriented fare which, delicious and wholesome, calls out for visitors to sample it again and again

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Extra virgin olive oil from Crete "Arodama" 500ml

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Product code: 001218 Gross Weight 1kg
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