The Kalamata olive is a dark purple olive with a smooth, meaty texture named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. Often called the "Queen of Olives", the Kalamata olive is famous for its unique taste and the firmness of its flesh. Kalamata olives, which cannot be harvested green, must be hand-picked in order to avoid bruising. Kalamata olives are protected with PDO status. 

Kalamata Olives in Brine