NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NAR Gourmet’s naturally grown and traditionally crafted olive oil has earned the prestigious Gold Award at the 2014 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC). The NYIOOC is known as one of the most important olive oil award gatherings in the world and over the course of four days, an esteemed international panel of expert tasters evaluated a collection of 651 oils from 25 countries among 24 categories. NAR Gourmet was recognized in the “North Hemisphere Monovarietal Medium” category.
The 100-percent-cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils in NAR Gourmet’s distinctive collection represent the full, extraordinary breadth of the Mediterranean’s long history of olive cultivation. The early harvest, single estate olive oils are marked by both subtle and striking flavors and aromas, and made exclusively from hand-selected fruit.
Of NAR Gourmet, the judges noted, “Aromas of ripe fruit, green leaves, almond and notes of walnut. Taste exhibits abundant fruitiness, green leaves, sweetness, some bitterness, medium pungency and notes of almond, with exceptional harmony, a high complexity and a high persistence.”
With a world-renowned commitment to quality and craftsmanship, NAR Gourmet brings a fresh vitality and authenticity to the artisan food scene in the United States. All of NAR Gourmet’s products are made from painstakingly sourced natural ingredients, harvested by hand at the very peak of ripeness from Turkey’s sun-drenched Mediterranean coast and Anatolian heartland — whether it’s single-variety olives for NAR’s award-winning extra virgin olive oils or plump strawberries for its luscious jams and marmalades.
“We take pride in our traditional, handcrafted production methods and carefully sourced ingredients,” said Samir Bayraktar, CEO of NAR Gourmet. “To earn this recognition from the New York International Olive Oil Competition, so soon after our launch in the United States, is a true honor.”
NAR Gourmet products are available on Amazon.com, and specialty food stores in New York, South Carolina and North Carolina.
About NAR Gourmet
Since 2007, NAR Gourmet has pursued a single mission: to bring the rich, healthy bounty of handcrafted Turkish foods and ingredients to the world. NAR Gourmet’s trusted farmers and artisans use all-natural, traditional methods to create exceptionally pure, flavorful products, from single-estate and single-variety olive oils and seasonal preserves to natural vinegars and organic spices. Each one of NAR Gourmet’s offerings captures the essence of Turkey’s fertile, sun-drenched Anatolian heartland, and is a vivid reflection of a particular region of the Mediterranean coast, one of the most ecologically diverse growing regions in the world. Supporting variety and honoring tradition, NAR Gourmet is the gift of true taste from the Mediterranean, bringing the wonders of this region home to you. For more information, visit www.nargourmet.com.