Producer: The Olive Press
Brand: The Olive Press
Origin: United States
Mono-cultivars and Blends
Information provided by the producer.
Tasting Notes and Food Pairings:
Fresh California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The Olive Press offers 7 varietal and extra virgin olive oil blends in three styles ranging from Delicate to Medium to Robust.
Sevillano, Mission and Ascolano range from fruity, grassy and nutty, with a slightly sweet finish.
Sevillano is sweet, nutty and a bit herbaceous and pairs well with grilled fish, white gazpacho or fresh corn and basil sauté.
Mission is rich and buttery and our go-to oil for replacing butter in baked recipes like brownies and focaccia.
Ascolano is rich in tropical notes like peach, apricot and pineapple, and pairs perfectly with fresh citrus or white bean salad.
Arbequina and Master Blend have a flavor profile that is slightly grassy with a peppery kick while maintaining a fruity quality.
Arbequina is nutty with hints of grass and is perfect with eggs, roasted potatoes or a basil pesto sauce.
Master Blend a blend of three fruity oils has a complex flavor profile ranging from fruity to peppery and pairs well with roasted vegetables, bean purees, spreads and homemade vinaigrettes.
Koroneiki and Italian Blend are green, bitter, pungent and peppery with a hint of spice.
Koroneiki has hints of green bananas, grass, apple and pepper and pairs perfectly with pasta sauces that are on the lighter side, such as Primavera, Pomodoro, or delicate marinara. It pairs well with other green, grassy and olive flavors such as those found in pea puree, arugula salad and tapenade.
Italian Blend, a blend of four Italian olive varietals, Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino, is bold and assertive and is perfect as a marinade for grilled steak or chops, or drizzle over a summer tomato salad. It holds up well in grilled and roasted recipes and allows for that olivey flavor to come through.
Fruitiness: Delicate, Medium, Robust
Nestled in the Carneros region of the Sonoma Valley California, is the most highly awarded California Extra Virgin Olive Oil producer. The Olive Press was created in 1995 by Ed Stolman and Deborah Rogers, both California olive growers and producers who were inspired by the olive pressing facilities of Italy and Southern France. Dedicated to making only the finest Award-Winning, Fresh California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, they constructed a completely unique facility designed to produce not only the best local Extra Virgin Olive Oil many have grown to know and love, but also meet the custom pressing needs of commercial producers and growers with small harvests.
Varietals are hand harvested from groves in Northern California. Olives are milled within 24 hours of delivery and processed on a 2-phase Pieralisi hammermill. Date of harvest – Oct -Dec. 2011.
Awards and accolades:
The Olive Press isAmerica’s most highly awarded producer of freshCaliforniaextra virgin olive oil, winning both domestic and international competitions. For a complete list of our 294 awards to-date, visit the “award” section of our website.
Company Website: The Olive Press
Where to Buy:
The Olive Press Stores – Sonoma & Napa, California