Giuseppe Lupi first created Lupi Olive Oil in Italy in 1880 and William Aitken have been sharing it with you for more than 70 years...
We’re excited to share the next chapter of one of New Zealand’s favourite olive oil brands with you.
Each bottle of Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil begins with carefully selected olives, cold-pressed and blended to create our internationally acclaimed flavour & aroma.
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Lupi Olive Oil is blended and bottled in Italy at a purpose-built facility, holding internationally recognised food production certification. All facilities meet International Food Standard (IFS) and British Retail Consortium (BRC) standards and every Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil product is produced in accordance with International Olive Council specifications.
Production includes a variety of tests to determine the purity and quality of the Olive Oil – all Lupi products must meet a minimum standard across these measures:
Damage to the fruit before
the olives are pressed can
cause natural enzymes to be
released, breaking down the
olive oil, releasing free fatty
acids affecting flavour and
reducing shelf life.
Deterioration of olive oil
causes the release of natural
peroxide, which ultimately
leads to rancidity. Rancid
oils develop unpleasant
flavours which can be
harmful to health.
Taste testing of the oil under
controlled conditions by a
panel of trained experts is
used to identify defects in
flavour and aroma.
WHERE TO BUY
Sold New Zealand Wide
Lupi Olive Oil and Lupi Balsamic Vinegar are sold in
supermarkets across the length and breadth of New Zealand.
Lupi Olive Oil can be found in the cooking oil section of your
local supermarket, and Lupi Balsamic Vinegar in the vinegar
section, or simply ask for it by name.