The freshest, most nutritious California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
|Founder||Tom Cortopassi, Brady Whitlow, David Garci-Aguirre|
|Press Contact||Molly Antos|
Named the best extra virgin olive oil in the US by the Extra Virgin Olive Oil World Ranking (EVOOWR), Corto is the secret ingredient of top chefs across the nation – and for good reason. Corto’s Truly® Extra Virgin Olive oil is not only the best American olive oil, it’s the only American product to make the global top 100 list.
While most olive oil companies harvest their fruit when it’s already black and past its prime, Corto gathers their olives at their freshest, using over-the-row harvesters and cold-extraction methods to produce high-quality oil within hours of harvest. That’s what every chef, in every restaurant and home, deserves.
Corto is dedicated to bringing consumers nothing but the best and since its founding and has valued transparency, quality, heritage, and innovation. Corto’s oil undergoes minimal processing and uses only top-quality ingredients with nothing else added. Corto cherishes its Italian family origin and traditions while placing an emphasis on innovation, such as unique harvesting methods and innovative packaging. The company’s mantra is to always consider the future to ensure operations are as efficient and eco-friendly as possible.
Corto currently offers three oil varieties to fit a variety of culinary needs:
TRULY®: pure and simple 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
51-49®: a premium blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Canola Oil Blend. The perfect pairing for sauces, marinades, dressings and dough.
La Padella®: a blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, rice bran, avocado, and grapeseed oils that was crafted specifically for high-performance sautéing. Bringing innovation to the culinary industry, this blend won the Food and Beverage Innovation Award in 2019.
As a family that originated in Lucca, Italy, the Cortopassi family comes from a long line of cooks (and people who, well, just love to eat). That’s why Corto believes their olive oil should be as transparent as they are: Nothing but goodness from grove to box, because that’s what every chef, in every restaurant and home, deserves.