From the Halkidiki Peninsula near Mt. Athos in Greece, these olives have a fresh herbal aroma, meaty texture and smooth buttery finish. A versatile ingredient for the Greek pantry.
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.
For three generations the Arnaud family has been curing and selling traditional Provencal olives in the small town of Fontvieille-en-Provence, France. These olives are cured for several months in a simple sea salt brine. Nothing else is added, leaving each olive with simple, fruity olive flavor. Our olives are among the most delicious in the world. These fresh, unpasteurized olives are slightly saltier than olives in tins. They have a bright, natural color of the fresh fruit, with a firm, crunchy bite, and bold fresh olive flavor.
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.