Olio Crastu from Sicily
PRODUCER: DITALIA AND COMUNITA DELL'OLIO CRASTU
Communita dell'Olio Crastu is an olive oil collective founded by the La Plena, Giaimo, and Zito Families. Their small-batch U Crastu olive oils are famous throughout the region of Madonie, Sicily for their quality and exceptional flavor.
The largest of Italy's twenty provinces and the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily sits just off the "toe" of Italy's boot. Monuments the island's rich history abound, from the famed Valley of the Temples to the immaculate Byzantine mosaics at Cappella Palatina. The cuisine here claims a number of influences from across the Mediterranean world -- Greek, Spanish, French and Arab have all at one point inhabited the island, infusing it with their respective culinary traditions.