California-Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil from California Olive Ranch
Cruets.com recently was featured on California Olive Ranch’s new blog catering to chefs. Based in Oroville, Calif., California Olive Ranch is North America’s largest producer of extra virgin olive oil. It’s aiming to do for California olive oil what Napa Valley winemakers did for California wine back in the 1970s.
To make the freshest possible extra virgin olive oil, the company uses an innovative system that speeds up the process of harvesting the more than one million Spanish and Greek varietal olive trees it has planted in California. That way, it can rush the olives to the mill and quickly press them to extract the freshest possible flavor.
More and more top chefs are turning to California Olive Ranch’s award-winning extra virgin olive oil to finish off their dishes. They drizzle the oil on grilled fish, roasted vegetables, salads and much, much more to kick up the flavor of the dish. A chef made the blood orange olive oil cake pictured here using California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil. Consumers, meanwhile, also are using the fresh, flavorful, aromatic oils in much the same way.
California Olive Ranch makes four types of extra virgin olive oil:
- Arbequina, a fruity oil that has a balanced pungency. It’s pressed from a Spanish varietal olive.
- Arbosana, a fruity, nutty oil with a medium pungency. It, too, is pressed from a Spanish varietal.
- Miller’s Blend, a blend of oils selected by the company’s tasters to include the fruitiness of Arbequina and the slight pungency and mellow notes of Arbosana.
- Olio Nuovo, a unique seasonal oil which is unfiltered and bottled directly from the press. It’s the freshest possible oil you can have. When you taste it, you’ll experience a peppery, fruity and pleasantly bitter burst of fresh olive oil.
Find unique recipes, tips and information about extra virgin olive oil on California Olive Ranch’s chef blog as well as a new blog for consumers. The company also produces an eNewsletter chock full of information about seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as chefs and recipes.
California Olive Ranch’s extra virgin olive oil is a natural match for the hand-blown cruets offered by Cruets.com.
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