Best Of: Olive Oil

There are only three kinds of oil in the Selene pantry. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Walnut Oil.

We consume a fairly decent amount of olive oil. We use it for our salad dressing, and a lot in our cooking.

Luckily we live in Wine Country and most of the wineries we know also produce awesome olive oils!

Mia and I did an olive oil tasting in Paris a few years back, and got hooked on really good olive oil and balsamic vinegar for our salad dressing.

Since then, we taste all the oils we buy or are given by friends before we use them. (yup, just like winetasting) Some taste like finishing oils, very light or sweet in flavor. While some are very strong, green/spicey flavors that we use for marinades, cooking and the occasional dressing.

After this years harvest of olives, we were gifted a bottle of Cimarossa Winery’s olive oil. (Mia is the winemaker at Cimarossa)

WOW! That was one of those moments that you knew this was not only the best you’ve had, but quite possibly the best you’ll ever have!

This immediately became our favorite oil for our salad dressing.

Cimarossa has five Italian varieties of trees planted: Leccino, Frantoio, Taggiasca, Pendolino and Coratina.

Check out these links to learn more about the Olive Oil from Cimarossa and see pictures of their orchard.

The property is amazing! Mia made a video up at Cimarossa during the 2009 Grape Harvest.

We’d love to hear of YOUR favorite olive oils, so let us know! – Skippy