Every fall, olives are harvested across Italy from north to south Though the exact month of harvest varies from year to year and from Liguria to Lombardia to Tuscany to Umbria to Puglia to Sicily, the process is time-honored, and Eataly works with producers who honor the olive in every step All of our olive oils are extra virgin, meaning they are made from the first pressing of olives to ensure an olive oil that is low in acidity Many of the olives are handpicked, and all are cold-pressed within hours of harvest to capture the true characteristics of this prized fruit.