About Palloncino

Our Mission

Palloncino aims to introduce consumers to the top olive oils from around the world.  We partner with Organic Olive Oil producers who oversee every aspect of the production process from growing to bottling in order to showcase their finest product. Our mission is simply for people to love high-quality Olive Oil.

Our Producer Partnership

Since 1906 the Cutrera family has been cultivating their groves near the small town of Chiaramonte Gulfi. Head of the family Giovanni Cutrera founded the first mill in 1979 and today the company is managed and run by his three children Maria, Giuseppina and Salvatore. They carefully manage the entire process from tree to bottle. 

They have recently introduced a new state-of-the-art mill as a further push to optimize oil production. Their exceptional commitment to innovation, education, and sustainability, in addition to their established reputation, makes us proud to partner with Frantoi Cutrera as our first producer.

For more information on Frantoi Cutrera, visit frantoicutrera.it.

Founders Note

For most of my life, I've obsessively consumed Olive Oil with bread yet knew nothing about Olive Oil brands or quality. In January 2022, when I shopped for high quality Olive Oil in Eataly NYC Flatiron, I was lost and could not make a purchasing decision. Palloncino has been designed as the brand I would have bought that day.

I left my job on Wall Street in March 2022 and since then visited Olive Groves in California, Spain, Italy, Israel, and Greece to learn the industry on the ground and ensure a proper producer partner for Palloncino.

Building Palloncino has been an incredible experience to date. I have too many people to thank, but here’s three that come to mind.

  1. Graphic designer, Michael, for enduring my essays of feedback and putting together the label in no time.
  2. The Cutrera family for trusting me to showcase their top organic oil to the world.
  3. My family for their endless support

I really hope you enjoy the product. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. This is just the beginning.

-Jack (@extravirginguy)