ABOUT THE ARTISAN OLIVE OIL COMPANY
The Artisan Olive Oil Company is a premium olive oil and mediterranean specialities distributor based in London. We are extremely passionate about tasty and healthy natural products. We find rare products from small artisans who share our passion for quality and taste.
PREMIUM OLIVE OILS
We started as olive oil sommeliers, tasting a large selection of mediterranean extra virgin olive oils. We visited many of the most awarded olive oil producers in Italy, Spain and Tunisia. We use chemical and sensory analysis to identify excellent olive oils. We also work with an increasing number of chefs from England’s most prestigious restaurants to identify rare premium olive oils which fit their cuisine. Our range includes the most awarded olive oil selection currently available in England.
FINE FOODS AND MEDITERRANEAN SPECIALITIES
We have selectively added fine food and mediterranean specialities producers which offer exceptional taste typical of their regions of origins. This includes aix&terra, a gourmet fine food producer based in the Provence (tapenade, savoury dips, vinegar, truffle products, sweet creams, jams and chutneys).
We will soon be launching Moulins Mahjoub, an organic mediterranean specialities producer from Tunisia. Its range includes olives, preserved, condiments, sauces and jams. Its hand-made haute couture products come from natural farming. They are produced without any additives or artificial processes, simply natural taste and flavours.
A similar approach drives our retail operations. Working with many of England’s most prestigious fine food shops and department stores, we provide our customers with the highest level of traceability and information to help their customers find the ideal premium olive oils for them. This includes profiles for tastes and aromas, food pairings and information about our artisans, as well as resources to learn more about premium olive oils. We conduct regular in store tastings as we see consumer education and direct feedback as a critical part of our project.
Our business customers include fine food shops, department stores, hotels and restaurants primarily based in England.
WHAT WE OFFER?
We work very closely with our customers to ensure a successful launch of new product ranges. Marketing materials, staff training and in-store tastings are part of our standard service offering. Our warehouse and logistics services and our low minimum order size enable us to organise regular and fast deliveries.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We are very focused on a limited range of premium olive and mediterranean fine foods and specialities. This enables us to offer exceptional quality, traceability and a deep understanding of our suppliers. We view our service as a support function for sales, marketing and sourcing for our customers.
QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
We acquired our expertise in olive oil tasting with Olive Oil School of Spain, IRVEA – Istituto per la Ricerca e la Valorizzazione delle Eccellenze and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes as well as all our producers.
We are part of the Guild of Fine Food and are certified organic by the Organic Food Federation.