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

Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

  One from each recognized producer! Fattoria Ramerino Primus Bio, La Poderina Toscana Oro Bio, Dievole DOP Chianti Classico, Quattrociocchi Olivastro Bio, Titone Bio DOP Valli Trapanesi, Rosso Grand Cru from Villa Zottopera, and Frantoi Cutrera Primo DOP.   Tops Continue reading Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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

Authentically Grown: Get to Know Davide Borselli

Get to Know Davide Borselli, artisan producer at La Poderina Toscana. In mid June we visited Dr. Davide Borselli at La Poderina Toscana, in Montegiovi near Monte Amiata in the Grosseto province of Italy. The View of Seggiana Here we captured Continue reading Authentically Grown: Get to Know Davide Borselli

Introducing Riflessi by Fonte di Foiano

Paolo di Gaetano of Fonte di Foiano introduces the marvelous new Riflessi Extra Virgin Olive Oil to customers at Olio2go. We love his descriptions. We found it to have a fabulous aroma, a magical and superior medium fruity intensity, and Continue reading Introducing Riflessi by Fonte di Foiano

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

IS THE US READY FOR THE OLIVE OIL CHALLENGE?

Are you ready for the olive oil challenge? Did your olive oil come from grocery store shelves? Perhaps golden-green in color, labeled to perfection, and eagerly awaiting its final home on the kitchen counter of home cooks everywhere. You count on Continue reading IS THE US READY FOR THE OLIVE OIL CHALLENGE?

UK Bans Olive Oil on Tap

  On August 20, 2014, the United Kingdom (UK) disallowed the sale of all unflavored olive oils on tap. This impacts the “fill your own” shops, stores where bottles are filled or refilled from the stainless steel fusti tanks on Continue reading UK Bans Olive Oil on Tap

Trip Report: Chilometrezero

In May we visited Italy and the theme of this trip was “chilometrezero” or “Km 0” for short. This is a trend in Italy that promotes the use of entirely locally produced products, not to be confused with the movie Continue reading Trip Report: Chilometrezero

Olive Oil of the Month: Oleum Oleae Tenimenti di Ambroxiis

One Word: Exquisite (squisito!) From the area of Valpolicella near to Verona, we present Oleum Oleae Tenimenti di Ambroxiis. We met Paolo in Veneto and were thrilled to be introduced to his perfect oil, an outstanding representation of the oils of Continue reading Olive Oil of the Month: Oleum Oleae Tenimenti di Ambroxiis