Medium-sized and round, they are harvested in September before their natural ripening so the olive boasts a beautiful bright green color and crisp pulp. Their buttery taste balances between sweet and salty making them wildly popular in salad bars.
For three generations the Arnaud family has been curing and selling traditional Provencal olives in the small town of Fontvieille-en-Provence, France. These olives are cured for several months in a simple sea salt brine. Nothing else is added, leaving each olive with simple, fruity olive flavor. Our olives are among the most delicious in the world. These sterilized tins have a shelf like of over 5 years. Tender olives, pasteurized to give them a long shelf life. These olives have less salt than their fresh, unpasteurized counterparts.
Creative cooks incorporate these powerhouses of flavor into all kinds of dishes. Keep a gallon close by and add a handful of them to salads, baked fish or sauces. These olives are sun dried, which concentrates their flavor, so a few go a long way. A great accompaniment for wine; serve with cheese for a quick appetizer.