Toscano IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Toscano IGP extra virgin olive oil is one of the most famous Italian products in the world.


This oil is obtained from three indigenous olive varieties: Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo. The olives are hand picked and come from 5 distinct sub-regions:

  • Colline di Arezzo: Oil from this sub-region has a long aftertaste and is characterized by its slight bitterness
  • Colline di Firenze: This oil is characterized by its intense fruitiness
  • Colline della Lunigiana: This oil is fruity and is the least spicy of all the sub-regions

Montalbano: This oil’s taste is characterized by hints of almond and artichoke

Monti Pisani: This oil is characterized by a mix of spicy and sweet tasting notes

Toscana IGP oilve oil is cold pressed which preserves all of its fruity flavours and its intensity.

There are several “olive oil roads” which tourists can discover to leave more about this delicious olive oil. One of the most active is the Monti Pisani Olive Oil.

The road travels through 5 municipalities in the province of Pisa (Buti, Calci, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano, Vicopisano) and is characterized by a mountainous area which surrounds it named Monti Pisani and a wide plain extending to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Along the road’s tourists can enjoy many different experiences wheter they be cultural, within nature or wellness.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.