What does cold-pressed mean?

Pressing is a mechanical process in which the oil is extracted and separated from the olive paste (the rest of the olive).

Cold-pressing refers to the production process of virgin or extra virgin olive oil, a process in which the oil is extracted from the olives without chemical intervention and without the addition of any substances, at a temperature that does not exceed 35°C. Excess heat can increase the quantity of oil extracted, but it compromises its quality and detracts from the natural benefits and healthiness of the oil.