CAL-ITAL MEDAL WINNING COLLECTION - Delicate, Medium, and Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cal-Ital Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Collection
For the discerning home chef who’s excited to explore different flavors and styles, we’ve put together this combination of three outstanding and distinctive oils. Mild, medium, and robust, from California and Italy—each of these extra-virgin oils has a place at your table, and now you can try them side by side. Why not make them the excuse for a dinner party and discover your own perfect pairings?
Apollo Mistral Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 375ml
December 2018 harvest
Oregon House, California
Bronze Medal, Delicate Intensity, Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2019
Named for the famed wind of Provence, this consistent award-winner is made from Italian Ascolana olives plus French varietals. The flavors are fresh, round, and sweet, with wet stones and grass on the nose and a hint of bitterness and pungency on the finish.
Try with: shrimp, salads, and in pound cake.
Titone Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
Fall 2018 harvest
Trapani, Sicily (Italy)
Gold Medal, Organic Medium Intensity, New York International Competition 2018. The father-daughter team behind this estate-grown oil takes great care with every aspect of production, and the results show in the complex blend of Nocellara del Belice, Cerasuola, Coratina, and Biancolilla olives. The nose shows aromas of tomato leaf, green grass, and mint. The flavor is richly herbaceous, with pleasant astringency and a peppery finish.
Try with: pasta, salmon, steak, green salads, bruschetta and vanilla ice cream.
Crudo Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
Fall 2018 harvest
Bitetto, Puglia (Italy)
Gold Medal, Robust Intensity, Los Angeles International Competition 2019
Talk about a gutsy oil. In keeping with its name, which means “raw” in Italian, the estate-grown, 100 percent Ogliarola olives are pressed when they’re still green. The flavors are intensely spicy, bitter, and bold, balanced with aromas of almonds and fresh olives.
Try with: cooked greens, pasta, sheep’s milk cheese, pizza, and chocolate sorbet.