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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

Olive Oil 101 | How We Make Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil

So… how is extra virgin olive oil made? What exactly does “extra virgin” mean?  Don’t be embarrassed, we get these questions all the time. (A 2013 survey by the Olive Center at the Davis campus of the University of California found that 55 percent of consumers surveyed believed they understood the meaning of different olive oil grades – but … Read more

How Refined Olive Oils Are Made, How They Differ from Extra Virgin

We pride ourselves for making extra virgin olive oil. It’s very different from refined grades of olive oil – such as “light” or “pure” oils – which are made using heat or chemicals. Extra virgin olive oil, by contrast, essentially is freshly pressed fruit juice. We crush the olives and extract the oil using only … Read more

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