The extra virgin olive oil PDO Cilento is obtained from the Pisciottana, Rotondella, Ogliarola, Frantoio, Salella and Leccino olives, which must be present in the olive groves, alone or together, to an extent not less than 85%. For the remaining 15%, olive trees of other varieties among those present in the production territory can contribute.
The olive harvest must take place by December 31 of each year. The olives used for production must be harvested directly from the plant manually or by mechanical means; milling must be carried out within the second day of collection.
The production, transformation and packaging area of Cilento PDO extra virgin olive oil extends to numerous municipalities in the Cilento National Park, in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region.