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
Hand selected from the grove, these calamata style olives are just like the traditional Greek olive, packed in a mixture of brine, vinegar, olive oil, herbs, and spices. Pitted for convenience, these feature a beautiful, dark eggplant color and a smooth, rich flavor with a hint of salt. Calamata olives make an excellent, healthy appetizer or a great-tasting topping for salads, pizzas, and subs.
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.
Alfonso olives are oval, purplish olives grown in Chile. They are firm in texture and have a slightly sour taste. Krinos alfonso olives are marinated in a vinegar brine enhanced by a touch of olive oil. Krinos olives are better tasting because they are always 100% naturally cured.