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.
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.
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.