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

A Primer on the Arbequina Olive and the Fruity Olive Oil it Produces

I’ve been in the olive oil business for more than 25 years, so I’ve got olive oil in my blood. And one of the many things I enjoy about my job is teaching people about extra virgin olive oil – and how to taste the oil. An important factor that influences taste is the particular … Read more

A Primer On the Arbequina Olive We Grow and Use for Our Olive Oil

When people ask us about our different extra virgin olive oils, we begin by saying: “Think of extra virgin olive oil like wine.” Just like different wines are made from different grapes, like Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc, different olive oils are made from different olives. Each olive varietal has its own flavor profile and … Read more

Test Your Olive Oil Knowledge: An Olive Oil Trivia Quiz

How many trees does it take to make one bottle of extra virgin olive oil? Please keep reading to find out. … We’ve just begun harvesting our olives. And we’ve just wrapped up our annual Harvest Retreat.  We give chefs, big customers, and culinary partners a  tour of how we harvest and crush olives into … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: A Look at the Arbequina Olive

Think of extra virgin olive oil like wine. That’s what we sometimes tell people when we talk about the different extra virgin olive oils we produce. Just like different wines are made from different grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc, different olive oils are made from different olives. Each olive varietal has its … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: What is the Arbequina Olive?

When a culinary pro suggested we write about different olive varietals, I thought: “Good idea. We’ll write about the olives we grow.” So here goes. Thousands of varieties of olives exist worldwide. But only a small percentage account for most of the olives grown today. We grow three varietals: Arbequina and Arbosana, both from Spain, … Read more

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