Extra virgin olive oil is a mainstay in my kitchen. It is what I use to cook most dishes I prepare that require oil. So, I so I was really excited when the Gaea team invited me to check out their line. I am always on the lookout for high quality olive oil that tastes great and is a good value. Gaea definitely ‘fills the bill’ on both accounts!
Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil
There are several Gaea olive oil varieties, all of which are made from ingredients that are 100% natural. They do not use any preservatives or other additives. I had an opportunity to try two types: Sitia estate grown extra virgin olive oil and their extra virgin olive oil with a dash of lemon. Both are packaged in bottles that have collapsible pouring spouts (a wonderful feature!) and have a delightful flavor.
- Sitia: This variety is made with olives grown in “the most celebrated olive oil producing territories in the world.” It is made from the Koroneiki variety of olives and has a distinctly fruity flavor olive oil is known for, as well as an aroma that is a bit peppery. I have used it to cook both steak and vegetables with delicious results. It costs just $12.99 for a 17-ounce bottle.
- Dash of Lemon: I immediately used this one in my favorite tzatziki sauce recipe with wonderful results. The distinct lemon flavor gave it a unique flavor that paired very well with both gyros meat and chicken. It worked so well for that purposes that I also cooked chicken with it. If you’re a fan of lemon chicken or lemon pepper chicken, you will really love this olive oil. An 8.5-ounce bottle costs just $8.99.
Better Homes & Gardens named Gaea as the best Greek olive oil. After having a chance to try the brand myself, I can definitely see why. It is an absolutely delicious high-end product available in user-friendly packaging at a reasonable price. For a foodie/cooking enthusiast, that combination is hard to beat!
Where to Find Gaea Olive Oil
Gaea is a long-time Greek producer, and their olive oil products have been available in the U.S. through an exporter for many years. They established a North American headquarters in 2015, so their products are even more widely available now. Use their online store locator to find a retailer near you.
Gaea operates a tasting center and showroom in Hollywood, Florida where both wholesale and retail products are offered for sale. They also host presentations and tastings at the location. If you are a big fan of quality olive oil and you find yourself in South Florida, you just might want to check it out!
Note: The author received free samples of Gaea olive oil at for review purposes. The opinions shared here are her own.