The cornicabra variety is usually used in olive oil production but in the typical regions of cultivation it is also very popular as a table olive. This olive is half way through the maturation process producing a beautiful color range from pale pink to dark purple. The cornicabra is oval-shaped with a small horn on one side, which gives the name to this variety: Corni-cabra meaning the goat’s horn. Curing Method: Natural Brine Cured; Time of Harvest: October – November
The Carmona olive mix is a selection of unique varieties and traditional Spanish olives. The mix contains cornicabra, zorzaleña, verdial, cuquillo and gordal olives. This 5 olive mix provides a variety of sizes, colors, textures, and flavors in one jar and is named for Carmona, the town where Aceitunas Losada has resided for more than 50 years. Olive Varieties include Natural Gordal, Verdial, Zorzaleña, Cuquillo, and Cornicabra. Curing Method: Natural Brine Cured
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.
These all natural Italian olives are commonly known as the largest olive in the world, mirroring the size of a shelled walnut. They have a crisp bite and a firm texture with a mild flavor that holds just the right balance of saltiness and sweetness.