The classic! All of our olive oils are extra virgin with very low acidity. Extra-virgin olive oil is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. There are very specific standards oil has to meet to receive the label "extra-virgin." Because of the way extra-virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste, and has a lower level of oleic acid than other olive oil varieties. It also contains more of the natural vitamins and minerals found in olives.
Extra-virgin olive oil is considered an unrefined oil since it's not treated with chemicals or altered by temperature. What sets it apart is the low level of oleic acid and the absence of sensory flaws. It contains no more than 1% oleic acid and typically has a golden-green color, with a distinct flavor and a light peppery finish.
While you can cook with extra-virgin olive oil, it does have a lower smoke point than many other oils, which means it burns at a lower temperature.You'll want to save this stuff for dipping bread, dressing, dips, and cold dishes. Better yet, pair it with one of our balsamic vinegars (the flavor of your choice), and you'll start sprinkling it on everything!
Ever heard of the Mediterranean diet? It utilizes a lot of olive oil, and can help prevent many diseases and ailments, like Alzheimer's, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It can also help maintain joint health to strengthen from aches and pains.
But it tastes so good, you'd never know it's healthy for you.