Olive oil faqs
Not all olive oil is created equal. Extra virgin olive oil from The Vintage Olive is of the highest quality olive oil classification. These olive oils have
passed both an official chemical analysis in a laboratory and
sensory evaluation by a professional tasting panel.
We purchase our oil in small batches from the latest harvests around
the world to ensure it is incredibly fresh, healthy and flavorful!
What Does “Extra Virgin” Mean?
Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects.
It provides the greatest of health benefits because of its quality and freshness.
It is produced according to strict standards and under temperatures that will not degrade the oil.
What Country Makes The Best Olive Oil?
Great olive oils are made in dozens of countries. It’s not as important which country it’s from, but how the oil is produced and how it actually tastes and smells.
There can be a mediocre oil produced in Spain, an amazing oil from Chile and vice versa. Pay less attention to origin because freshness and quality trump everything!
What About Health Benefits?
There’s a multitude of health benefits from extra virgin olive oil and research is continually discovering more.
For generations, olive oil has been consumed by the world’s longest-living cultures
To reap these benefits, it is of utmost importance to ensure the oil you buy truly is extra virgin. There are many misleading labels and business practices that try to pass off lower or mixed grade oils as extra virgin.
How Does Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste?
There are so many wonderful variations of flavor and sensation when it comes to tasting olive oil.
Terms like, fruity, bitter, green, pungent, buttery and vegetal are the tip of the iceberg for desirable flavor qualities in extra virgin olive oil.
Recognizing undesirable qualities is just as important so you can be sure of what you’re getting.
Can Olive Oil Be Heated For Cooking?
Yes! Despite rampant claims to the contrary, it’s ideal for low and high heat cooking.
The key is fresh and extra virgin. Many people are used to lower quality olive oil from grocery stores and simply aren’t aware of what real extra virgin olive oil is and how it can be used.
CLICK HERE for a great site with more information and ideas for using olive oil.