Description: Telies gourmet olives are completely natural table olives that belong to the premium line "Gourmet Kalamata Olives" of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, creating new taste horizons for Greek table olives, as a culinary proposal with international recognitions.
They were awarded as the No. 1 olives with the highest Super Health Award, at the Aristoleo High Phenolic Table Olive Awards 2018, which count and award the beneficial ingredients in olives.
At the same time, they were honored with the award of two gold stars at the Great Taste Awards in London, the highest distinction of the competition for 2019, in the well-known "Oscars of taste".
High Phenolic Kalamata Olives
Gourmet - With Aromatic herbs - Natural
At Sakellaropoulos organic farms, in Sparta, Laconia, since 1992, the first Greek terroir has been created with certified organic cultivation, vertical production and approved packaging according to Greek and international standards.
After years of efforts with exclusively self-production (single estate), innovative methods and scientific knowledge, we cultivate, produce and package the gourmet "Telies" table olives, which are high quality Kalamata olives with an amazing combination of six (6) aromatic herbs from the Laconian land.
They are considered one of the leading creative expressions of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, belonging to their premium series "Gourmet Kalamata Olives".
They are one of the main functional foods of our organic farms, with a very high concentration of polyphenols and generally health protection substances, based on scientific research of university institutions and multiple awards in international competitions for their health protective contents.
At the same time, the high quality Telies olives are completely natural table olives, with a very unique taste and flavor, which lead to the conclusion that they are table olives with superior organoleptic characteristics.
They combine the authentic, pure taste of Kalamata olives with their specialized natural way of processing, based on tradition and scientific monitoring, with minimal addition of salt in all stages and a unique combination of earthy flavors from the aromatic herbs.
The end result is that the table olives Telies of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are a unique taste experience of high quality, now recognized worldwide in many international competitions around the world, with unprecedented distinctions for Greek table olives.
Their production methodology is innovative, starting exclusively from our organic farms, which is why they are characterized by the international term single estate olives.
There is absolute management during their handmade collection at the optimal stage of ripening, with simultaneous triple quality sorting before they go through the process of many months of natural fermentation, in a few hours from the olive harvest.
Their non-thermal processing (pasteurization) at any stage, from harvest to final packaging, has a significant effect on their content of beneficial micronutrients but also on their high taste quality.
The gourmet Kalamata olives Telies of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are 100% natural, and are not processed or artificially tanned, like the usual olives on the market. At the same time, no intervention is made in their physical form, such as the deconstructive "slitting" or the violent "cracking" or their exposure to the sun and the atmosphere, as in the usual olives of the market.
Another important difference is that in the gourmet olives Telies, the salt content is at very low levels, throughout the fermentation process but also in the final packaging of the olives, at a percentage of less than 50% of the average salt content of the olives that usually on the market.
In their final package we add a large amount of organic extra virgin olive oil of our organic farms, a small amount of organic natural vinegar with special aromas, as well as a large collection of Laconian aromatic herbs such as marjoram, oregano, rosemary, savory, fennel seeds and laurel, while their taste is concluded with the addition of fresh lemon juice.
They are produced without chemical additives, without artificial preservatives and without pasteurization. No sodium hydroxide, ferrous gluconate or other chemicals are used during the debittering process, which destroy much of the beneficial ingredients of the olive and the substances that promote the development of aromatic and taste characteristics.
Consequently, the gourmet olives Telies of Sakellaropoulos organic farms have a high nutritional value, as they have high levels of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, tocopherols and beneficial micronutrients, which are preserved through the natural fermentation process for many months. The result is a "live" functional food with wonderful natural aromas and excellent taste.
It is of no coincidence that the gourmet table olives Telies of Sakellaropoulos organic farms were awarded and were the No. 1 olives with the distinction Super Health Award with Top Gold and Over All Gold awards at the Aristoleo High Phenolic Table Olive Awards 2018, the international competition that records the high beneficial ingredients (phenols) that table olives have.
Telies olives are characterized as one of the types of olives with the most beneficial health-protective ingredients in the world. These beneficial ingredients in table olives are the polyphenols, mainly hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives, which are powerful micronutrients belonging to natural antioxidants.
For Sakellaropoulos organic farms, collaboration with university research institutes is at their core and is the scientific proof of the quality difference of their table olives.
Apart from the health-protective ingredients, the unique identity of the premium series of gourmet olives and especially of the Telies olives is defined by their taste profile, which is of very high quality.
The gourmet olives Telies of Sakellaropoulos organic farms belong to the international category "excellent olives", they have many taste characteristics that give them an excellent taste personality, proper ripening, fruity olive aroma, uniform size, low salt and firmness.
The delicious palette of Telies olives is complemented by the slight bitterness, the rich fibrous texture, the spicy taste notes, the freshness and the refined aromas.
Their identity is completed with a prolonged aftertaste, to which the aromatic herbs that accompany them together with the organic extra virgin olive oil from our organic farms contribute harmoniously.
The combination of aromatic herbs and their proportion in all stages of production of Telies olives is an innovation, a delicious "secret" of Sakellaropoulos organic olives.
The delicate sweet marjoram, the spicy aromatic oregano, the fragrant rosemary, the delicious savory, the sweet fennel seeds and the impressive laurel, in combination with the organic extra virgin olive oil, the lemon juice and the natural aromatic vinegar, offer a unique taste experience.
For this special taste and high quality, the natural table olives Telies are constantly distinguished in the largest international table olive tasting competitions.
Their repeated distinctions have a prominent place in the famous Great Taste Awards competition in London. However, it is very important to note that they were honored with the award of two (2) gold stars, the highest distinction of the competition for 2019 and 2012.
Also, another record is the achievement of the top of the Great Taste Awards 2019, the "Oscars of taste" as they are called, since no sample of olives, Greek or foreign, managed to be honored with respective awards.
The more than 500 judges of the Great Taste Awards 2019, said about the gourmet olives Telies: "Perfect as is, with Mediterranean herbs to taste. A delight!".
At the same time, they have been awarded for two consecutive years, by numerous panels of gastronomic judges, in the international table tasting competition Taste Olymp Awards 2020 and 2019, with the very great distinction of the Platinum Award (platinum award) of taste and quality, with a very high score of 95% by the tasting judges.
As a result, Telies gourmet olives are ranked in the global elite of gourmet foods, and are considered some of the most award-winning table olives in the world.
They have impressed the culinary experts in gourmet food, desserts as well as specialized drinks, by many Greek and foreign chefs with fine flavors in their cooking, pastry chefs in their confectionery but also bartenders.
Telies gourmet olives are the result of the persistent vision of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, in the emergence and evolution of the taste characteristics of natural table olives in new horizons of high quality and gastronomy.
The focus and philosophy of the whole new series "Gourmet Kalamata Olives" with the quality seal of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, is the great value and their global uniqueness exclusively for the internal content, and not the packaging or the design, the marketing or the branding.
As a single estate and terroir olive product of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, it is packaged exclusively in our modern packaging facilities with all the legal specifications for food safety and hygiene (see more).
Gourmet Kalamata olives Telies – Unpasteurized – Without preservatives
With triple rigorous selection by hand - 10 month natural fermentation process