EVOO COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is among the foods that are high in monounsaturated fats. The Harvard School of Public Health notes that “olive oil has been linked to reduced risk of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease.”
No, it is free from all of the major allergens. We exclusively bottle olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil in our facility. No nuts, wheat, eggs, fish, soy, dairy, etc.
Yes, the smoke point of good olive oil is high enough to fry food. Please try it for a healthy alternative.
Sorry, we do not offer tours of our facilities or ranches at this time.
Our olive oils have a harvest date and “Best if Used By” date printed on the back label in a green box. The harvest date refers to when the oil was picked and pressed. In the US & Europe, this happens once a year from October-December. In South America this happens once a year in April-June. The best by date is 2 years from the date we bottled it. Up until bottling our EVOO is stored in stainless steel tanks that preserve the quality of the oil. Once opened, we recommend using up your oil within 6 months.
Store your oil away from light and heat and use your olive oil within 30-60 days of opening the bottle. All California Olive Ranch oils are bottled in dark protective colored bottles to prevent exposure to light.
Sometimes in shipping, the oil is exposed to extreme cold, which clouds the oil. This is normal and will not impact the taste of the oil. If you notice “clouds” in the bottom of your bottle, you are seeing small particles of the olive that have not been not removed during the milling process. This naturally occurs in fresh, high quality olive oil.
We craft all of our oils to have great taste and the highest quality. We also craft different flavor intensities that are great for any dish and depend on your preference. Try searching by intensity or use to determine which olive oil is right for you.
At this time we do not accept orders over the phone.
All our olive oils are certified extra virgin by Applied Sensory, the highest standards of quality in the industry. Our 100% California Reserve Collection and 100% California Everyday extra virgin olive oils also carry the Olive Oil Commission of California seal. We test every batch of our oil as we make it to ensure that it adheres to our high standards.
At present time we are not organic, although we are testing organic production methods and we work hard to employ sustainable production practices.
Yes, we are. We are Orthodox Union kosher certified.
We care deeply about our community and what they are looking for. So we have certified all our oils with important nutritional communities. We are keto certified, certified paleo, vegan, Whole30 certified, and kosher certified.