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

What Is ‘Healthy Fat’?

The benefits of fat-free diets have been debunked – recent research has revealed that when it comes to maintaining health, the type of fat consumed is much more impactful than the amount of fat. As many of you know, the nutritionist-backed Mediterranean Diet includes many foods with high levels of unsaturated fats, like nuts, fish, … Read more

Easy Ways to Add More Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Your Meals

Yes it’s true, you can cook with extra virgin olive oil! A high-quality extra virgin olive oil is perfectly suitable for cooking, frying, sautéing, poaching, dressing and baking. It is a heart-healthy fat, high in polyphenols, that lends a little extra something special to your favorite dishes. It’s a versatile ingredient, and can replace other fats … Read more

Our Destination Series Global Partners

A few weeks ago, we announced our new suite of products, called Destination Series. (If you missed it, find the full post here.) This new line features California extra virgin olive oil in partnership with hand-selected farms in Argentina, Portugal and Chile. We are collaborating with these select global partners because we know we are … Read more

Why This Year’s Limited Reserve is a Must-Try

While much of what we do at California Olive Ranch is the result of innovating new processes, we follow traditional methods in a few cases. One of which is Olio Nuovo, or “new oil,” an Italian culinary tradition that is hundreds of years old. The name refers to the best and freshest unfiltered oil made … Read more

What Does First Cold Pressed Actually Mean?

There are many terms and keywords, like first cold pressed, that are important to look for when seeking out a quality, flavorful extra virgin olive oil for cooking. We think it’s great that consumers are learning more and more about which phrases will indicate a genuine and high-quality product. But, we find that there is … Read more

From Fruity to Robust, the Olive Varietals We Grow

To many, olives fall into one of two categories – green or black. In fact, there are hundreds of varietals of olives. And, little known fact: all olives will generally first appear on the tree as green, and turn a darker purple as they ripen and mature. While some olives are grown to be cured and served … Read more

Why You Should Be Putting Olive Oil on Ice Cream

Extra virgin olive oil may not be on your list of toppings for an ice cream sundae bar. But, we’re here to convince you to at least give olive oil on ice cream a try! Here are three ways to add the savory complexity of extra virgin olive oil to your sweet treats. Chocolate Ice … Read more

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