Tips For Grilling With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Summer is here, which means it is officially grilling season! Grab a great bottle of extra virgin olive oil, your favorite meats and veggies, and fire up the grill. Did you know that high quality extra virgin olive oil is the perfect ingredient for your grilling recipes? From start to finish, extra virgin olive oil … Read more

Can You Answer These Questions About Olive Oil?

Ready to test your olive oil knowledge? See how many of these questions you can answer correctly! Question 1 What are the best ways to know if an olive oil is extra virgin? (Choose all that apply) Check the label for a seal from a sensory and certification panel, like Applied Sensory, that says ‘Certified … Read more

Delicious Summer Breakfast Recipes That Blend Sweet and Savory

Is there a sweeter season than summer? With melons, stone fruits, and berries coming into season, we can’t help but try to figure out more ways to include them in our meals. And breakfast seems a logical place to start! These summer breakfast recipes feature the natural sweetness of berries, balanced by the savory addition … Read more

Olive Oil 101: What You Need to Know

Despite being a common kitchen staple, there is a lot to know about extra virgin olive oil! The process of growing olives and milling them into oil has developed over many years, and has been adapted to a number of growing regions. Here is some of the basic, need-to-know information about extra virgin olive oil, … Read more

Two Recipes Featuring Our Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A bottle of California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil sitting next to a dish of spring Panzanella salad.

While we are strong believers in the workhorse, everyday extra virgin olive oil, some situations are benefited from an olive oil that shines a little brighter. Such is the case with these recipes, where fresh produce and simple ingredients are the canvas for our Arbequina extra virgin olive oil. Our Reserve Collection Arbequina is a … Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Storing Olive Oil

Fresh extra virgin olive oil basically is fruit juice. (Yes, olives are a fruit, the fruit of olive trees!) So, just like other fruit juices, the oil from an olive is perishable. And, unlike wine,extra virgin olive oil doesn’t improve with age; it’s actually just the opposite. How you go about storing olive oil will … Read more

Reduce Food Waste with These Recipes

A close-up photo of the long carrot tops of about a dozen carrots.

At California Olive Ranch, we are farmers with a strong connection to the land. We do our best to minimize our footprint and grow olives in a way that takes care of Earth’s resources. And while we can take big steps on our ranches and in our mill to be more sustainable, the small decisions … Read more

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