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Family, Health, and Greek Heritage: Katerina Mountanos of Kosterina

by The Culinistas

To celebrate the launch of our e-commerce shop, each week we’re highlighting one of the artists, makers, chefs, and farmers we’ve collaborated with. This week, we had a chat with Katerina Mountanos of Kosterina, a Greek olive oil company. Each bottle of Kosterina is made from 12 pounds of early harvest, cold-pressed Koroneiki olives. The timing and region in which the olives are harvested give it higher than average polyphenol (an anti-inflammatory antioxidant) content, meaning Kosterina batches are heart healthy & blood pressure and cholesterol reducing.

Our Olive Oil Three Pack will last you through roasting, searing, dressing and drizzling as a finishing oil, with a smooth peppery flavor.Three bottles should be enough for a month so you won’t have to worry about restocking, and makes the perfect gift for the bakers and grillmasters in your life. 

A bit about Katerina & Kosterina

How long have you been in business?
I started Kosterina as a passion project and launched it to friends and family 4 years ago. But it was January of 2020 when I decided to go all in on Kosterina and focus on it full time.

What’s your business one liner?
Kosterina is a wellness brand focused on premium, high-antioxidant extra virgin olive oil from Greece as a super ingredient.

Three words to describe your brand?
Our brand pillars are Family, Health and Greek Heritage.

Three people you’d like to have dinner with?
Melinda Gates, Hamdi Ulukaya (Found of Chobani), Dan Buettner (who discovered the Blue Zones)

Ideal dinner menu?
Nut-crusted salmon with a rainbow of veggies roasted in olive oil and salt. And for dessert – anything chocolate!

What culinary staples do you always have in your kitchen?
Kosterina EVOO & Kosterina Fig Balsamic Vinegar (coming soon), Maldon Salt, Greek oregano, Trader Joe’s Pistachio “Nutmeats”, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts.

What’s on tap for 2020?
We are expanding into the broader world of wellness and launching a number of new products that leverage our “high-poly” EVOO as a super ingredient.

A special thanks to Katerina Mountanos for the beautiful photograph.