Arbequina Olive Oil - California Olive Ranch
High fruitiness, balanced pungency, very pleasing clean taste with flavors of tropical fruit and fresh artichoke. Works well for "strong" pestos.
Pack size: 2.5 gallon box
Versatile – great for baking, sautéing, and roasting
We find COR olive oils to be very competitive with quality Spanish and Italian olive oils with regard to both price and flavor. Production of California olive oil has increased significantly in the past 20 years- from some two dozen producers then to over 200 today. COR is well recognized within this new industry. California Olive Ranch produces estate grown olive oils-the final product must be grown, harvested and processed on the same ranch or facility. The oils have been certified as Extra Virgin by the California Olive Council. The oils are packaged in a 2.5 gallon ‘bag in a box’ protecting the oil from both sunlight and heat, either of which can quickly turn a good olive oil into a rancid one.
Starting in 1999, California Olive ranch began planting two highly prized varieties of Spanish olive -Arbequina and Arbosana- on 700 acres located near Oroville in the northern SacramentoValley. They have since added another farm in nearby Glenn County and now have a total of 1,400 acres and over 300,000 trees producing over 80,000 gallons of olive oil a year.
There are several factors that contribute to the high quality of California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Canola/EVOO blends. Their oils are made using the finest olives, grown in Northern California by over 70 family farmers. The olives are harvested at just the right time- when they are the perfect 50/50 ratio of green and purple, creating a nice balance between bitter/pungent flavors and a more mild/buttery oil. California Olive Ranch harvests mechanically using top harvesters to pick fruit at peak ripeness, and minimizes damage to the fruit by never letting them touch the ground.