“Skoutari” is produced in the Cretan village of Kritsa. It is an extra virgin organic olive oil of the Koroneiki variety – characterised as of pharmaceutical grade by the European Union, due to its high polyphenol levels and excellent nutritional values. The word “skoutari” means “shield” and is borrowed from the lyrics of the Greek poem “Erotokritos” by Vincenzo Cornaro. In this romantic early Cretan poem, it protects the protagonist in a jousting tournament. A tournament between Erotokritos and the prince, to win over the beautiful Aretousa. This works as a metaphor for the way in which the olive oil protects the human body. […]