Company profile

Extra virgin olive oil production has been a fundamental part of the lives of the Tsouderos family for almost a century: from grandpa Tsouderos, founder of the first olive mill to the son who modernized the old mill to the grandson, Vangelis, who is keeping the decades-long family tradition, introducing the business to the 21st century…

The patrimonial olive groves of the Tsouderos family, alike the other local producers’ groves, stretch out in one of the most stunning parts of the Cretan land: a strip of land with intense geomorphology that begins at the Preveli region in the east where one the most rare ecosystems of Crete occupies a great part of the land, continues to the beautiful region of Plakias with its serene, sandy beaches and strong Etesian (annual) winds to end in the west at Rodakino where the landscape is harsher and wilder in beauty. The refreshing Etesian winds cool and soothe the sun-scorched olive trees during the mild Cretan summer and the endless sunlight gives them the strength needed to absorb all the goodness from the countless endemic wild herbs to acquire the unique peppery, wild-herb aftertaste.

Who is Vangelis Tsouderos?

Armed with fresh business ideas and a contemporary entrepreneurial approach, Vangelis Tsouderos successfully carries on the old family legacy of the olive oil business. Very few have the vast knowledge and expertise or share the secrets of the production of superb quality of Cretan extra virgin olive oil. To this precious legacy Vangelis has added state-of-the-art bottling and labelling equipment and he is now aiming at new markets in the food industry worldwide: his life goal is to take the precious, unique in flavor and quality Cretan olive oil to every single food shop shelf, making it known as a truly special olive oil. Vangelis Tsouderos successfully incarnates the contemporary businessman: modern in mentality, active and competitive yet firmly rooted in his fatherland, a family-man with tradition-oriented ethos and sound values.

Our vision and principles

For many years Cretan olive oil was a well-kept secret of health and longevity of the people of Crete. It is our conviction that this precious, golden-green-colored liquid extract of the Cretan olive groves should travel to the households around the world and become an everyday dietary habit.

This really sums up our vision: start at the primordial olive groves of Crete and reach every corner of the world, proud advocates of the wholesome, nutritious, health-giving Cretan diet.

Our principles are twofold: respect for tradition, commitment to the future. Our foundations are firm, we never rest on past achievements, always pursuing new markets and new challenges.

Production & Quality

For some decades we have maintained strong business relationships with select few olive fruit producers while at the same time we have cultivated our own olive trees at our olive groves nearby. This policy enables us to ensure the best possible raw material, the olive fruit, from which we cold-extract its juice in our state-of-the-art olive mill directly from olives and solely by mechanical means.

The next stage for olive oil is also carried out in modern installations using the latest in olive oil bottling and labelling technology: we acquired this equipment back in 2011 to achieve complete and vertical control of the overall quality of our olive oil. We choose from the industry’s most advanced, innovative and easy-to-use packaging that will bring out the aroma and safeguard the fresh flavor of our olive oil.

Certifications

Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil LADI The authentic extra virgin olive oil LADI is the liquid gold produced in the famous Cretan olive groves of Rethimno, with the guarantee of the Tsouderos family.The variety Koroneiki, known for its beneficial characteristics and

Organic Extra virgin olive oil

Organic Extra virgin olive oil

This is the all-natural juice extracted from the olive fruit harvested from local organic farming olive groves, owned by farmers who maintain long and firm business partnerships with us. Their olive groves are closely monitored by official organic practices inspection

Virgin olive oil

Virgin olive oil

Rich in flavor, vitamins and monounsaturated fat, our virgin olive oil is the professionals’ choice for the restaurant kitchen.

Cretan culture

Cretan culture

The Olive Oil Of Crete. Olive oil is the single most important element of the world-famous for its values Cretan Cuisine. Abundant in monounsaturated fats, vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, this is an all-natural vegetable fat of exceptionally high nutritional value.

The Olive Mill

The Olive Mill

  The Tsouderos family olive mill is situated in the village of Asomatos, just off the Kourtaliotiko gorge, a few kilometers away from the Prevelis Monastery. High-end olive fruit extracting installations complete with a bottling and labelling line. In an

Private label

Private label

Types of olive oils offered. Extra Virgin Olive OilOrganic Extra Virgin Olive OilVirgin Olive OilPure Olive OilRefined Olive OilOlive Pomace Oil Packaging We offer our oils in a variety of different bulk and food service packaging sizes.We can always help