We pride ourselves for making high quality, affordable extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oils are very different from refined grades of olive oil – such as “light” or “pure” oils – which are made using excessive heat or chemicals which alter the taste and quality of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil, by contrast, essentially is freshly pressed fruit juice. We crush the olives and extract the oil using only mechanical methods, never using any high heat or solvents. All of our oils at California Olive Ranch are certified extra virgin by Applied Sensory, passing both rigid chemical and sensory evaluations. Our extra virgin olive oils are also verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project, as well as certified kosher by Orthodox Union. Our Reserve Collection, which features exclusively California extra virgin olive oil, also carries the Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) seal.
This diagram depicts the milling process of extra virgin olive oil.
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