Here are the 11 steps I have followed year-after-year to produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil: Farming & Growing Olives: How you, or your grower, farms the olives you’ll be crushing into oil plays a key role in the quality and flavor of your oil, which will determine if you win awards or not. This […]
Tasting – Olio Nuovo – from several producers all over CA. Prepping for the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show – now is the time! Tasting olive oil 101, a two-part series with videos and tips from professionals.
“Some are committed, others have choices.” The great dilemma for many long-time growers with “traditionally planted” olive varietals is this: Should my olives be sold for olive oil or table olives? Where can I make more money? This will be a shorter post, with a general over-view, and I’ll dive more in depth on this subject for […]
These three varieties of olive are the mainstay of the table olive and olive oil industry in California we have built today. Pictured here are three different varieties of olives that were first planted in California for canning before the olive oil boom over 10 years ago. Many were planted over 100 years ago. Now, these same varieties […]