Gold Award - Podere il Montaleo Gran Cru 1846

At Dubai Olive Oil Competition
Early Harvest Edition 2024

Ultra Premium Olive Oil

Explore the Exquisite Legacy of Italian Olive Oil

Italy, a nation steeped in art, history, and sunlight, is celebrated worldwide for its extraordinary olive oils. These liquid gems stem from centuries-old wisdom handed down through generations in a land where the olive tree is not just a plant, but a cornerstone of culture and heritage.

In 2024, this Italian olive oil was scrutinized by the world’s foremost connoisseurs, comprising an elite panel. Achieving scores from 90 to 100 out of 100, this olive oil has earned the prestigious title of Ultra Premium Olive Oil. Awarded a gold medal, this accolade cements its status as one of the globe’s premier olive oils.

Such an achievement does not come by chance; it is the culmination of relentless dedication to excellence and thorough attention to every facet, from selecting the finest olives to the art of pressing them. It embodies a commitment to passion, perseverance, and precision.

Thanks to Best Olive Oils Store, this exceptional olive oil will soon be available in the most beautiful capitals of the world. You will find it in our stores and on our website. We invite you to continue your visit on this page to discover all the necessary information and fully enjoy the excellence of this olive oil.

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The excellence of extra virgin olive oil since 1846

Podere Il Montaleo has been synonymous with excellence in oil production since 1846. The products of Podere Il Montaleo are of the highest quality and the range we offer, made up of blends and different monocultivars, allows you to enjoy excellence through multiple flavors and aromas. Features that arise from accuracy, attention to detail and a deep knowledge of a unique land.


 Dubai Olive Oil Competition

New York International Olive oil Competition 2021:
 Gold Award for the Blend Podere il Montaleo

New York International Olive oil Competition 2020:
 Gold Award for the Blend Podere il Montaleo

Selected by the Slow Food Guide since 2012

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The Gold of Italy Award from OLEA

Selected by the FLOS OLEI Guide since 2015


Over 170 years of Tuscan quality and tradition

The origins

The story begins in 1846, when Cesare Diddi Mussi's ancestor, Antonio Morelli, bought the farm, describing it to his son Carlo as follows:

“… I bought for 100 scudi to be paid after one year n. 4 saccate in Montaleo. This can be considered the Eden of Casale. "

The adventure continues

After more than 160 years, in 2009, Cesare Diddi Mussi, just 19, after completing his high school studies, decides to continue the adventure of Podere Il Montaleo.

He moved to his family's country residence in Casale Marittimo, specializing in the production of extra virgin olive oil.

The new Frantoio

In 2019, a structure was inaugurated consisting of a state-of-the-art oil mill, a bottling line and storage rooms, offices and work shops. The entire production cycle, from the olive harvest to the packaging of the finished product, takes place within the company without the interference of third parties and we can truly speak of a circular supply chain that starts from the work in the fields to the transformation of the fruits into extra virgin olive oil. .

“… This is the dream I have had since I opened the farm, it is what will allow me to achieve something from start to finish, without the work of third parties altering or modifying my product. This is what will really make me understand where I need to improve, because from that moment the final result will depend exclusively on my work. "

Cesare Diddi Mussi


Today, those four saccades have become 30 hectares, but after 175 years Il Montaleo is still the Eden of Casale.

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From the harvest to the finished product, the entire production cycle takes place within the company without the interference of third parties.

A real circular supply chain that begins with work in the fields and ends with the transformation of the fruit into extra virgin olive oil.


The olive trees on the farm are about 6,000, exposed to the sun, from sunrise to sunset, in the best Tuscan land: a soil composed of red clays and sands with marine sediments of the Pliocene at an altitude of about 200 m above sea level.

The cultivars present are the classic Tuscan: Moraiolo, Frantoio, Leccino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno, Pendolino, Lazzero.

To these is added a cultivar originally from Sicily, the Tonda Iblea.

Our monocultivars

In order to obtain a complete knowledge of the product and of each cultivar, we are committed to the production of different mono varietal oils: Monocultivar di Lazzero, Monocultivar di Leccio del Corno, Monocultivar di Maurino, Monocultivar di Frantoio and Monocultivar di Tonda Iblea.

Each cultivar has its right point of ripeness and it is precisely at that moment that the olive harvest takes place.


The olive harvest takes place mechanically with avant-garde means among which the latest generation shaking machine stands out, which allows a harvest without trauma for both the olives and the plants.

The olives are separated from the leaves with a latest generation plant and are carefully selected to eliminate any impure elements.


The harvested olives are pressed within 6 hours to prevent the chemical and organoleptic properties of the oil from changing.

The staff of Podere Il Montaleo carefully follows the entire pressing phase, constantly checking the temperature and quality of the process.


The oil is filtered immediately after pressing to prevent impurities from appearing such as to alter the flavors, aromas and speed up aging.


 After filtering, the product is packaged using the brand new bottling line.

The packages we offer are both in steel cans and in glass bottles.

The latter, which have always been equipped with anti-topping caps, are designed and manufactured to favor product quality maintenance and limit the effects of any temperature change or accidental greater exposure to sunlight.