Olive Oils & Balsamics 101

Our Olive Oils 

Olive Oils

Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Olive ‘n Vinnie’s importer is known for “Chasing the Crush” sourcing from small regional Olive Oil growers in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres. According to IOC (International Olive Council) standards, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the first crushing of the fruit with a Free Fatty Acid level below 0.8% with zero flavor defects. A stringent chemical analysis classifies our EVOO as Ultra-Premium. Our olive growers crush for oil within hours of the harvest. The FFA level is below 0.3%. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are the freshest and most nutritionally well-balanced olive oil products available all year round. Availability of our select Olive Oils, varies depending on the harvest season. Comparable oil replacements may be delivered instead.

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Infused Olive OilInfused Olive Oils

Our flavored olive oils will rotate every six months utilizing the freshest EVOO from that particular hemisphere’s harvest. The base of our flavored olive oils is fresh and pure, 100% cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. The olive oil is either INFUSED with natural plant ingredients after the olive is pressed or FUSED by pressing whole fruits or chilies to the olives at the time of crush. The result is rich and smooth, yet intense infused Olive Oil.

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aceitunas Fused Olive OilsFused Olive Oil 

Our flavored oils will rotate every six months utilizing the freshest EVOO from that particular hemisphere’s harvest. The base of our flavored olive oils is fresh and pure, 100% cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. The oil is either INFUSED with natural plant ingredients after the olive is pressed or FUSED by pressing whole fruits or chilies to the olives at the time of crush. The result is rich and smooth, yet intense.

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Premium Gourmet OilsPremium Gourmet Oils

Premium gourmet oils in this category are truly unique. While delivering outstanding natural flavor, these oils also contain high levels of vitamins and nutrients vital for a well-balanced diet.  They are pungent yet smooth and set the bar far above of box.  The most discerning chefs get excited with the endless possibilities of these exquisite olive oils.  They can be used as something as simple for French fries or as mind blowing finishing applications.

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Our Balsamic Vinegars 

Balsamic Vinegars and Olive OilsAged Dark Balsamic Vinegars

This ancient condiment has been used to both flavor and preserve food. Our balsamic is made from the “must” of Trebbiano grapes from Modena, Italy. Open flame slow cooking in copper cauldrons, then aged in wooden casks according to generations of Italian tradition, creates an exquisite, high quality product. It is then blended with 100% natural flavors to become an amazing addition to your culinary experience. No artificial caramelization is used in our products.

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Aged White BalsamicsAged white balsamics and olive oils

Also made from the Trebbiano grape, the white balsamics have such a delightful, crisp flavor. Extremely adaptable, they are an essential to any salad, (along with an equal drizzle of your favorite oil). Fabulous over many foods as a light, flavor bursting finisher

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Olive Oil ProductsSpecialty Vinegars

Wine Vinegars presented here are the finest we’ve found in their category. They are well-balanced and provide a great finishing touch to many salads, soups, and sauces.

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Spicy Olive Oils and Balsamicschili pods and seasoning oils

Our heat treats offer flavors from around the world to spice up your palette! From a tamer smoky Chipotle to a test of your taste buds and sweat glands with our Red Cayenne Chili fused olive oil. These are a must have for the peppery people (or yourself!) in your life!

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Other Delicious Products

We have a wonderful selection of shelf stable goodies that are perfect to have on hand to satisfy the urge for a great snack or company worthy. Everything we have in our store, we love ourselves!
These products are terrific for an antipasto platter, adding in a pasta dish or chopping up for a fabulous tapenade.

Olives:

Grilled Peppers Italian Style
Italian Green Cerignola Olives
Italian Semi-Dried Cherry Tomatoes
Pitted Kalamata Olives
Spicy Olive Mix Alla Calabrese. $8.95 each

Mayo:

Add some zest to your favorite sandwich or grilled chicken with our popular flavored mustard-mayos.  We even use the Horseradish flavor for our potato salad and deviled eggs.

Horseradish or Habanero (HOT!)      $9.95

Spices:

We are so fortunate to be able to offer beautiful hand=blended spices.

Ozark Fried Chicken seasoning.  With freshly ground black pepper and pungent herb flavors, this has become one of my definite go to spices,  I love it on fish and pork.  I have yet to try it on fried chicken. I’m sure it would be awesome!     $6.50

Lemon Pepper seasoning     There are a lot of lemon peppers out there, but this is THE BEST!  So, so fresh and flavorful.  The lemon peel just pops in your mouth. Really great on chicken, fish and potatoes. (I brush the fish with our Blood Orange olive oil first)…oh yeah.      $6.50

Pizza Pizzaz…  One of the best selling spices for anyone that loves pizza…and who doesn’t love pizza?  We buy the frozen, cheapie brands and doctor it up with lots of fun stuff in the fridge, then sprinkle the Pizza Pizzaz on it, bake it, grab a glass of red…done and done!!!  $6.50

GATEWAY     A super spice blend that the predominant flavors are garlic and maple.  I marinate (overnight) shrimp in a baggy with our maple balsamic, garlic olive oil and season generously with this spice, then throw on the grill. DELISH!!  This is also really good on salmon and pork.  $6.50

Vulcan Salt      CRAZY HOT…not for the faint of heart (which includes me).  Our customers keep on coming back for more and then buy it for their dragon breathing friends.  $7.95

BLACK TRUFFLE SEA SALT     Definitely the most popular salt in the store.  We demo it on our popcorn (popped with our butter olive oil), and people’s eyes light up!  Try it on French fries or a beautiful tenderloin of beef. We hide some under the counter so we never run out of it for the black truffle addicts.    $8.95 for a 60ml bottle

Rosemary Sea Salt…This coarse salt is perfect for your grinder or as a finishing salt. Delicious on a pork roast or potatoes.  If you love Rosemary, this is a tasty new addition to your kitchen. $6.95  60ml bottle