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

4 Quick Tips on Shopping for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Shopping for olive oil can be a daunting task! Here are 4 quick tips on shopping for extra virgin olive oil to make sure you’re purchasing a high-quality product. 1. Dark Glass Our oil is deliberately bottled in dark packaging. This dark green color helps protect the oil from light and prolongs its shelf life. … 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

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

How Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Differ From Other Types of Olive Oil?

What exactly is extra virgin olive oil? Good question, given how olive oil fraud seems rampant.  A recent study, for instance, noted olive oil is among the top food items on your supermarket shelf likely to be bogus, because it gets adulterated with cheaper oils like safflower oil. Author Tom Mueller, in his book Extra … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: Knowing the Different Types of Olive Oil

If your New Year’s resolution involves healthier eating, chances are good you’ll be cooking with olive oil. So here’s a quick guide to understanding the difference between extra vrigin, light, pure and all the other labels and terms you’ll encounter at the store. Here’s the rundown: Extra virgin olive oil: The best taste, freshest flavor … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: How to Taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Nancy Ash says people give her a “funny look” when she tells them what she does for a living. She spends a lot of time slurping olive oil and biting into slices of tart green apple. “I’m an olive oil taster,” says Nancy. As a trained taster and owner of the consulting firm Strictly Olive … Read more


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