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.
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.
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
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.