an olive oil love story
Hi! I'm Katerina Mountanos. I'm a serial entrepreneur with a passion for family, living a healthy lifestyle, and, of course, all things Greek.
In 2016, I started Kosterina with input and inspiration from my husband, Kostas (who put’s the “Kos” in Kosterina), after years of enjoying EVOO pressed from our families' olive trees in Southern Greece. 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. 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. This same ethos has permeated all of our product development since, even beyond EVOO.