About

The Corto Way

A whole new world of fresh.

At Corto, we do right by our fruit, producing only the freshest and most honest olive oil around. Our farming family's food traditions reach back generations to Lucca, Italy. Knowing how fresh olive oil is supposed to taste created our passion for crafting exceptionally fresh Fall harvest olive oil at the peak of flavor. Come see what we’re all about.

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We’re here to make a difference.

Most olive oils use overripe fruit that’s fallen to the ground — but we don’t believe in cutting corners. Our one-of-a-kind approach guarantees only the freshest results.

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The Grove

...starting at the grove. While most olives are harvested long after their prime in the late winter, we gather ours in the fall, when they’re just turning from green to violet.

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The Mill

Then they’re cold-extracted in our state-of-the-art mill. And it’s all in a day’s work. The result?

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The Cellar

Stunningly-bright oil you’d have to taste to believe. And we do (each and every single batch). Once it passes the test, it’s stored in a special, climate-controlled cellar.

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The Package

And thanks to our unique FlavorLock™ Box which blocks harmful light and oxygen, it’ll stay 100% truly-fresh, right to the last drop.

'Corto Family'

Brady

Co-Founder

Paul

Field Director

Tom

Partner

Rooted in Italy, raised in California.

As a family that originated in Lucca, Italy, we come from a long line of cooks (and people who, well, just love to eat). That’s why we believe our olive oil should be as transparent as we are: Nothing but goodness from grove to box. Because that’s what every chef, in every restaurant and home, deserves.

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Founded on Family Values

We are dedicated to bringing you nothing but the best: the same olive oil we cook with and love. It’s a tradition grounded in values that still run in our genes.

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Transparency

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Quality

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Heritage

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Innovation

transparency

What you see is what you get — our olive oil is as honest as our method, no over-processing or hidden ingredients.

Quality

We’re committed to giving you an unparalleled olive oil experience — one worth its weight in gold.

Heritage

From our Italian family origins, we’ve held onto beloved family traditions both in cooking and tending to our olive groves and that will never change.

Innovation

From our unique harvesting methods, to the one-of-a-kind packaging designs, we’re always looking to make our process as efficient, eco-friendly, and forward-thinking as possible.

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Let’s go back to the beginning.

Come along as we travel back in time to get a glimpse of life in Italy, the farm, our family, and food that started it all.

I love the freshness and brightness of Corto oils. Freshness matters and makes a huge difference.

Chef Trevor

Richmond,Virginia

With Corto, I get the texture - the smoothness and creaminess - I seek in my pastas that I cannot get with other olive oils.

Chef Silvia

Brooklyn, New York

It was an easy choice to choose TRULY® over other oils. And the packaging in FlavorLock boxes makes so much sense.

Chef Reddy

Denver, Colorado

Oil coming from Italy to America - it would be so easy for the oil to change flavor. However with Corto, the flavors don't change.

Chef Silvia

Brooklyn, New York

There are a lot of misconceptions about olive oil. Knowledge is power. I hope that once people know the difference, they will embrace companies like Corto who are bringing fresh olive oil to our kitchens.

Chef Audrey

Boulder, Colorado

Using La Padella® definitely improved the dish. The moisture of the chicken cooked with this oil far exceeded my expectations. And it doesn’t burn in the pan!

Chef Anita

Yountville, California

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