Greece is full of treasures. Some of them are known to outsiders, but many are undiscovered secrets. We do our best to share our experience and knowledge with you, by bringing these Greek gems right to your door. All our products are sourced directly by us from small producers, from all over mainland Greece and the islands. Many of our producers continue to use methods that have been handed down from generation to generation, adding to the timeless quality of the products. We want to keep these wonderful traditions alive. Please help us!
Our products are always of the best quality - but don't just take our word! Many have won prestigious international prizes - ranging from the olive oils (Los Angeles, New York, Japan, Germany, Israel) to the wines (including several Decanter Awards). Five of our honeys have been awarded Great Taste Awards. But the accolades that we are most proud of are that our products have been praised not only by the Olive Oil expert Charles Quest Ritson (author of the best-selling Dorling Kindersley book on Olive oil), but by the renowned chef and writer, Nigella Lawson.
Nigella rates our Cretan Liquid Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil as one of her 5 kitchen essentials, and has tweeted about her 'new love - Cretan Liquid Gold'.
And finally - it is the feedback from our customers. When we started the business, we kept a book in our Liquid Gold Cave in Richmond for our earliest visitors. The book rapidly filled, and the comments were heart-warming. One of the most memorable was the first (of many) visits from Bamber and Christina Gascoigne, who wrote: 'A Cretan oasis on the River Thames'. Since then we have built up a wonderful loyal following of repeat customers - and new friends - and the word is spreading....
Liquid Gold Products was founded by Stavia Blunt in 2012 as a result of a dramatic re-think of her life path as a career Neurologist. Having become disillusioned with the lack of emphasis that current Western medicine places on diet and lifestyle, she took a sabbatical to spend time in her mother land, Greece, researching the traditional Greek diet. This led to the idea of starting a business aimed at promoting the key ingredients of the super-healthy Greek version of the Mediterranean Diet. It was a steep learning curve, and for the next two years she travelled around Greece learning about traditional methods and products, and meeting many wonderful people along the way.
Stavia soon discovered that there was far more to Greek productivity and creativity than the superb olive oils, honeys, herbs and other culinary delights. Gradually the portfolio has increased to include some fantastic indigenous wines, a vast range of natural care products, exquisite hand made jewellery and knives, various crafts, and gorgeous Cretan Ceramic Pots.
The Liquid Gold Cave is managed by Anna Siemasczko (left in photo), with assistance from Eleftheria Karipidi (middle) - shown here with Stavia on one of our Cretan Cookery Days - and Sadie Russell on weekends.