Olive Oils 101 History Of Olive Oils Extraction Process Types of Olive Oil Health Benefits Olive Oil Tasting Identifying Quality Olive Oil Extraction Process How is olive oil made? From the olive grove to your kitchen table, each bottle of olive oil travels through the extraction process outlined below. While fuller-bodied extra virgin olive oils undergo natural cold-pressing and minimal filtration, lighter tasting olive oils are refined to remove strong taste and create a mild, all-purpose flavour. The more refined the olive oil, the lighter it will be in both taste and color. Follow our infographic to learn how various types of olive oil are extracted, refined and filtrated to create the flavors you love.