Good Eats: Drizzle over salads, breads, and grilled meats
Perfect Pairs: Raspberry, Red Apple Balsamic, and Grilled Lemon Balsamic Vinegars
This incredible medium-intensity Criolla EVOO from Peru is fabulously harmonious and has a delightful medium-high intensity. The oil’s lovely floral aromas contrast with flavors of fresh passion fruit juice, green apple, and green banana. This unique table-olive cultivar contains undertones of mint, cinnamon, fresh herbs, and black pepper.
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, sautéing, 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.