Messinia Estate Kalamata olives are grown on the Western coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula, specifically in the Kyparissia region. The olives from this estate are mellow, fruity and extra plump because of the wet climate.
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.
Like its green and black counterparts, who are certainly the same olive, the Red Bella is grown in Puglia, Italy. The curing process is what makes this delicious olive stand apart with its red, red hue. Due to its mild flavor, the Bella di Cerignola Olive is often considered a beginner olive. All certified (DOP) Bella di Cerignolas are grown within the Foggia province of Puglia, Italy.
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.
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