Olive Oils & Balsamics 101

Our 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.

Infused Olive Oil

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.

Fused 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.

Premium 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.

Our Balsamic Vinegars

Aged 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.
Aged White Balsamics
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.
Specialty 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.
Spicy Olive Oils and Balsamics
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!
Other Delicious Products
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!
About Proprietor
Family Owned Business in Glen Ellyn, IL

We offer the finest 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils plus premium aged balsamics imported from Modena, Italy. Choose to sample from over 30 uniquely different olive oils which are cold/first-pressed from the finest olives harvested from around the world. Learn more about cooking with oils…

Choosing the right olive oil when they all look the same and the label is the only available information leaves most people at a disadvantage. It is difficult to compare taste unless you have the opportunity to open several containers of oil at the same time, not something a consumer usually does. Sampling olive oils and balsamics….

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