These all natural Italian olives are commonly known as the largest olive in the world, mirroring the size of a shelled walnut. They have a crisp bite and a firm texture with a mild flavor that holds just the right balance of saltiness and sweetness.
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.
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
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.
Alfonso olives are oval, purplish olives grown in Chile. They are firm in texture and have a slightly sour taste. Krinos alfonso olives are marinated in a vinegar brine enhanced by a touch of olive oil. Krinos olives are better tasting because they are always 100% naturally cured.