I bet you have all seen TV cooks swearing by Italian olive oil and singing its praises.
Here, in a major Italian supermarket, they display a huge variety of olive oil, all from Italian brands.
Read the labels! Almost every single one admits that the oil is sourced from the EU, or sometimes merely Europe. Only a very few state the contents are 100% Italian.
The largest supplier of bulk olive oil to Italy is Spain. Much of this oil is then bottled and exported under an Italian label!!
Why not buy the Spanish oil directly, and cut out the middle man?