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Olive oil competition



An International Contest, an International Jury


At a territorial level


International Panel


A Lodevole jury for Lodevoli oils.

The world’s best EVOO

The winners of the 2022 Competition, the best extra virgin olive oil in the world

LODO the oldest international professional competition selects the best olive production from around the world, disseminating and promoting the true excellence of extra virgin olive oil at 360 °


The history of L'ORCIOLO D'ORO

Italy’s L’ORCIOLO D’ORO is the world’s leading and longest-running professional competition for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

It originated in the second half of the 1980s, based on an idea by Marta Cartoceti.  She brought together a small group of enthusiasts, producers, restaurateurs and oenologists who served as a self-styled “amateur” jury.

Take part in Pre-selection for the world's most exclusive Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Competition!

Oliviero Toscani


Il Maestro Oliviero Toscani

In a prestigious photographic project, “I VOLTI DELL’OLIO” (THE FACES OF OIL), il Maestro Oliviero Toscani will portray the faces of the leaders of the companies that have won an award.

It’s an important visual project, which will be published in the guide, and will express, through the faces of those involved, their passion, their sacrifice, and their love of the land. Portraying a face is an art, as is the ability to produce and refine a unique and excellent extra virgin olive oil.


“A journey ‘from the soil to the palate”

After thirty years of experience in the world of oil in the famous L’ORCIOLO D’ORO competition,I, Manuela Vigo, together with my husband Vincenzo Federico Petisi, created LODO, an eclectic guide to the world’s best extra virgin olive oils.

This guide introduces the reader to the fascinating world of olive oil, showcasing its most distinguished and authentic producers in an innovative way, while always keeping an eye on tradition.


Il Maestro Iginio Massari

“Food doesn’t just have to taste good; it should be pleasing to the eye, fine and engaging.”

Iginio Massari

Iginio Massari , The Master of tradition

Talent, passion, dedication and strict professional discipline are just some of the characteristics which have made Iginio Massari the greatest Italian Master Pastry Chef in the world. To him goes the merit of having elevated the Italian pastry-making tradition to its highest expression.

His creations are defined by a unique style rooted in the artisan pastry-making tradition. A style which combines art with science, sensitivity with vast technical knowledge and the mind with the heart.

Iginio Massari’s fine pastry-making is the result of great creativity, careful selection of the ingredients and meticulous attention to detail. Tasting his pastries is an experience that involves all the senses.

Iginio Massari
Gisella Borioli – Foto Credits Giovanni Gastel



The bottle, the label and the packaging represent a style.

Gisella Borioli

Director responsible for numerous newspapers, author of image and costume books, television programs, artistic and visual projects, she has always combined fashion with design with art, with a 360 ° vision of contemporary creativity. He has directed the Superstudio


Manuela Vigo

“I believe that women deserve special attention and that female entrepreneurship is a symbol of strength and enterprise, which in many cases, unfortunately, needs defence and true acts that recognise its infinite value for the economy, for the world, for mankind.”

Manuela Vigo, co-founder and director of LODO assigns this important recognition that can support and highlight a female company in unfavourable situations.

Manuela Vigo
Chicco e Bobo Cerea


Haute cuisine and the wisdom of a gourmet palate in the form of a multi-starred Chef will choose the winning oil via a blind tasting from a shortlist of 10 oils with a score higher than 90/100 selected in the 2021/2022 edition.

Enrico e Roberto Cerea

Ristorante “Da Vittorio

3 Michelin stars, family tradition’s sons and authentic artists since childhood, followers of their father’s activity, in the restaurant “da Vittorio” in Bergamo, where the whole Cerea family – parents Vittorio and Bruna and the other children Francesco, Barbara, Roberto and Rossella – is at the service of lovers of good food.


This award was created to promote the best EVOO within prestigious gastronomic contexts. For the best Light & Fruity, Medium and Intense oils according to the LODO Evaluation system. Claudio Sadler, Tommaso Arrigoni will use one of the best Fruity Light, Medium or Intense for their dishes.

The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.

Claudio Sadler

Tommaso Arrigoni

Vincenzo Candiano

Vincenzo Candiano


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