Hi! I'm Katerina. I'm a serial entrepreneur with a passion for family, living a healthy lifestyle, and, of course, all things Greek.
My family is from a small fishing village in the Peloponnese called Koroni – the original home of the Koroneiki olive - the most popular varietal in all of Greece. Olive oil has always been at the center of mealtime, and mealtime at the center of family.
We could never find a proper substitute here in the States for the fresh, delicious Greek EVOO we knew and loved, so we partnered with farmers in the region to develop a premium, delicious Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the US market.
As we began development, I became an olive oil sommelier and, in addition to learning more about what makes a delicious and healthy EVOO, discovered that the majority of the olive oils here in the US are not what they say they are. Did you know that over 69% of olive oil in US supermarkets is mis-labelled as extra virgin? When olive oil is not truly extra virgin, it is missing the polyphenol (antioxidant) content that makes it so healthy for us.
We decided to focus efforts on making an EVOO that is authentically Mediterranean, delicious to smell, taste, and cook with, and, above all, loaded with health benefits. I hope you enjoy Kosterina as much as we do!