Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil's Have Arrived!

The first new crop of FRESH olive oil from Italy and Tunisia are finally here...and they are spectacular! We are so excited to share these as most are new varietals we have never carried before. Three of the four Italian EVOOs come to us from small artisan producers in Puglia.

The region of Puglia, the "heel" of Italy's boot, is known for producing not only great quantity but also some of the highest quality olive oil anywhere. Providing 40 percent of the nation's product, with over 60 million trees in the region (one for every person in Italy), olive oil is a tradition that inspires more
Pugliese pride than any other, and with very good reason.

Our supplier in Tunisia has also produced one of the most fruity and delicious EVOOs we have ever tasted the Chemlali (think strawberries and bananas!). The immortal olive tree has grown in Tunisia since the 8th century BC, and was introduced by the Phoenicians, so they have a tradition that rivals their Northern neighbors in Italy and produces some of the world's best EVOO. Stop by for a shot of these gems!

Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars

10000 Research Blvd, Ste 130
phone: 512-342-2344
Hours:Mon-Sat 10-8pm, Sun 12-6pm

Downtown (coming soon)
215 Lavaca
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri/Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

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