Dievole: the Magic of Chianti Classico

On our recent trip to Italy, we met with a range of olive producers. In the town of Montegiovi on the hillside of Monte Amiata, we spent time with Davide Borselli and learned about his artisanal production. Giorgio Franci’s line Continue reading Dievole: the Magic of Chianti Classico

King Giorgio Franci, Genuinely Loved

In the years we have been importing olive oil, there is no producer more revered than Giorgio Franci. His peers stand in awe as they call him King Giorgio. They appreciate his skills and knowledge and he is held in Continue reading King Giorgio Franci, Genuinely Loved

How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP This salad makes the most of the truly special flavors of good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, perfectly paired with DOP Parmiggiano Reggiano. Here’s how to dress a salad: 1 clove Continue reading How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Award Season: Slow Food Olive Oil 2015

Slow Food Logo

The new 2015 list of awards/recognition for Italian Olive Oils has been released by Slow Food in Italy. Olio2go carries many of farms included in the book. We carry 12 of the top olive oils recognized by Slow Food Italy. Continue reading Award Season: Slow Food Olive Oil 2015

2015 Olive Oil Award Season

2015 Olio Capitale

In this most difficult harvest year, the awards have commenced. It seems that the producers have self-selected and self-nominated with great restraint. Those who were confident of their olive oils submitted them to the major competitions. At Trieste, the number Continue reading 2015 Olive Oil Award Season

Scenes from the Fancy Food Show 2014

At the end of June, we spent two days in New York searching through the aisles of the Javits Center looking for new discoveries and old friends — at the premier event in the specialty food industry. It is always Continue reading Scenes from the Fancy Food Show 2014

Olive Oil of the Month: Planeta DOP Val di Mazara

There’s something fun about Planeta. It may be that customers recognize the olive oil logo, and immediately smile at the good memories associated with Planeta’s top quality wines from their estate in Sicily. Olio2go has visited Planeta at their marvelous Continue reading Olive Oil of the Month: Planeta DOP Val di Mazara

Olive Oil Award Season 2014

Celebrate the Best Olive Oils from Italy!   (Updated June 2014) Just as with wine, there are international olive oil awards. The most recent award presentations can be found through the links below, and these very rare olive oils, available Continue reading Olive Oil Award Season 2014

Pistacchio Ricotta Cream Puffs for Valentine’s Day

Pistacchio Ricotta Cream Puffs This  is a recipe crafted by necessity. The filling is magical in Cannoli, but we had no Cannoli Shells, and no time to make them. These mini pastry shells are available in in the freezer aisle at the Continue reading Pistacchio Ricotta Cream Puffs for Valentine’s Day

A Still Life for Rich Flavor with Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Here we are in the middle of summer with this glorious bounty of produce — and the Italian specialties that bring it to life — packed with flavor for your dining!