Imagine a savory version of a perfect cherry. That is what these olives are like. Firm to the bite, round and perfect, with a meaty flesh and a pit that bursts out easily as a cherry-pit. If you eat one, it will be difficult for you to resist eating at least ten.
Besides eating them as part of an aperitif or in a perfectly made martini, Gaetano Schiralli’s mother uses these olives as an ingredient to many dishes, including her home-made focaccia which is studded with Tremiti olives and cherry tomatoes. Also served warm, tossed with Crudo olive oil, sauteed garlic, cherry tomatoes and red pepper flakes.
For three generations the Arnaud family has been curing and selling traditional Provencal olives in the small town of Fontvieille-en-Provence, France. These green olives are cured for several months in gros sel, course sea salt. The olives macerate in their own juice, retaining a simple fruity olive flavor. They are then seasoned with sunflower oil and aromatic herbs grown in the countryside of Provence. These olives are among the most delicious in the world.
Each aloreña olive is cracked before the curing process. The traditional natural brine is made of water and salt, and the crack facilitates the natural fermentation. The crack and firm texture of this olive also makes it very fitting for custom marinades. The aloreña olive, also known as Malagueña in certain areas, is the only olive from Spain with a D.O., Denomination of Origin. Curing Method: Natural Brine Cured; Time of Harvest: End of August