Where Does it Come From?
This delicately-flavored extra virgin olive oil is produced in chemical-free, constantly controlled olive fields in Tunisia, where olive oil has been produced for thousands of years, using the traditional and sustainable farming methods known to the Sfax region of the country. Besides producing the delectable olive oil, our producers are both environmentally and socially conscious; they strive for reducing their carbon footprint through recycling, process innovation, and packaging. Recognizing that nurturing the community of farmers and employees is as important as nurturing the olive fields themselves, our suppliers offer training, support education, sponsor civil associations, and engage with the community.
How is the oil processed?
Once the olives are handpicked from the trees, they are cold-pressed within 24 hours of harvest to maximize freshness and quality. Every batch is tested in a state-of-the-art laboratory with a panel of 8 certified tasters and third-party certifiers. The result is an extra virgin olive oil with a warm golden hue, a delicate taste, and a floral-olive smell.
The taste panel classifies the olive oils by fruitiness, bitterness, and pungency. Our olive oil has a maximum acidity of .8% (typically .4%) and is considered the cream of the crop. We chose this mild flavor for its delicious taste and versatility with other ingredients. We believe its smooth, delicate flavor makes it ideal for everyday cooking.
This high-quality, raw olive oil is packaged for our customers in dark-green glass containers and stored under organic sanitary conditions to maintain quality and freshness.