Meet the Consorzio Extravergine di Qualità

Meet the Consorzio Extravergine di Qualità

The Consorzio Extravergine di Qualità, (Consortium to Guarantee Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is a non-profit organization, open to all olive growers, olive oil producers, bottlers, and distributors.

Founded in 2001, the consortium (CEQ) mission is to promote high-quality extra virgin olive oil, provide accurate information to consumers, and to protect and guarantee the quality of extra virgin olive oil released on the market.

To do so it brings together all those in the industry who are willing to abide by production rules and procedures that are stricter than the standards required by Italian law.

There are currently 37 members of the CEQ throughout Italy. The organization brings together a wide range of individual producers and associations, together with some major national bottling companies, to make available know-how on all aspects of the olive oil production industry, thus providing the consortium with extensive, qualified expertise on the quality of olive oil products and the production process.

The constant dialogue between the different groups operating in the various stages of the production chain allows the consortium to address important issues related to product quality and education in an innovative, integrated way.


Here at Eataly, we only carry high-quality extra virgin olive oils. You can find CEQ-certified olive oils on our shelves and taste the difference in quality for yourself!