Chiquitita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Chiquitita olive is a recent Spanish cultivar, a cross between the Picual and Arbequina olive that dates back to 1991.
Mild, with a buttery flavor like its Arbequina olive ancestor, Chiquitita Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a light mouthfeel and a nose that is almost banana-like. Like its Picual parent, Chiquitita olive oil holds its own in baking, grilling, sauce-making or sauteing. Has a complex enough flavor on its own to be used as a dipping oil.
Like both Picual and Arbequina olive oils, Chiquitita is an excellent everyday olive oil, appropriate for almost any use or recipe that asks for olive (or any other basic) oil.
Olive Oil, comes from olives, which are the fruit of the hardy, long-lived olive tree. Olive oil is a hugely popular oil throughout the world, both for cooking and for eating as a condiment [like a salad dressing, or a bread dip, or in a sauce] with foods. Extra virgin olive oil is considered by most people to be the highest-quality olive oil, with the finest taste and texture.
Choosing an olive oil can be similar to selecting a wine. The flavor of these oils vary considerably and a particular oil may be more suited for a particular dish, depending on whether you are pan-frying, sauteing, stir-frying, grilling or baking... or whether you are using the oil for marinades, dips, and dressings. If uncompromised by heat, the flavor of the olive oil is stronger.