Marianna Kolokotroni created Oliveology in 2009 in order to share the appreciation of some delicious culinary traditions from her family homeland of Greece,
She only works with independent artisan farmers producing delicious foods and using traditional and sustainable techniques. In this way she supports the preservation of traditional foods and independent local artisanal producers, often organic.
Throuba olives are exclusively grown and produced in Thassos Island where they hold P.D.O status. It is a unique olive variety, where the olives are left to ripen naturally on the tree with no further processing and are dry cured with very little salt added. After curing they are dressed with vinegar and olive oil.
Throuba Olives have a soft flesh (almost prune-like) and a unique bittersweet flavour.