A Taste Of Puglia
A set of products from the heel of Italy's .Boot. region.
Extra Virgin 2x 500ml (16.9 oz), 2x 250ml (8.45 oz), 1x 200g
Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil. By definition it must have some fruity flavor, zero defects, free fatty acid level below 0.8%, and be derived by cold extraction below 27°C ~ 80°F.
Varietals: Coratina, Ogliarola, Peranzana, Cerignola
There are hundreds of olive tree varieties, each with its own distinct taste and aromas.
Harvest Date: Fall 2021
As a fresh food product, properly stored olive oil should be consumed within 2 years from the time of harvest for best flavor. Harvest runs from October through January in Northern Hemisphere regions, and from April through July in Southern Hemisphere regions.
DE CARLO IL CLASSICO: “Il Classico" from Olio De Carlo is made from stone-crushed Ogliarola and Coratina olives harvested in the Bitritto countryside by carefully selected farmers who have worked with the De Carlo family for generations. The Ogliarola and Coratina olives, harvested straight from the tree, are processed within 24 hours in the company olive press. The resulting oil has a strong olive aroma with hints of artichokes and green almonds. Its flavor is soft and balanced, characterized by hints of fresh grass with a sweet almond aftertaste. Its subtle taste is ideal for adding flavor to all kinds of dishes without altering the particular characteristics of the raw ingredients used. Try with boiled or baked fish, fried seafood, sauces and roast meats.
GUGLIELMI BIOLOGICO: This organic extra virgin olive oil is obtained without the use of pesticides and fertilizers, using attentive care for the environment and nature by safeguarding the territory from which it is obtained. Obtained exclusively from Coratina and Peranzana olives and rich in healthy polyphenols, this oil is dense and full bodied, distinguished by its fruity green notes of medium intensity with a touch of spiciness. Herbaceous nuances characterize its aromas, which are dominated by strong green notes of fresh herbs, artichokes and garden vegetables. Use this oil with roasted meat, grilled vegetables, bruschetta, pizza and full-flavored sauces and as a condiment for game, meat or beef carpaccio.
GUGLIELMI CRUSHED GARLIC: Made by milling hand-picked olives simultaneously with fresh garlic, this oil is incredibly aromatic and truly natural in flavor. Try with mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables and roasted meats or drizzled over toasted bread and wood-oven pizza.
GUGLIELMI CRUSHED BASIL: This basil extra virgin olive oil, made with natural flavorings and no artificial additives, is infused with their highest quality extra virgin olive oil for superior flavor. Basil olive oil is excellent for pestos or drizzled over fresh tomatoes and mozzarella.
DE CARLO BELLA DI CERIGNOLA OLIVES: These medium-size, naturally green Bella Di Cerignola olives of Puglia have a crisp pulp which easily detaches from the pit. The De Carlo olives are Puglia’s typical cultivars, grown on the family farm and are perfect for cocktails and appetizers, pizzas, focacce and for recipes of meat and fish.
Extra virgin olive oil is arguably the best edible oil with its pleasant flavor, antioxidant properties and health benefits. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamin K, and vitamin E.
|Nutrition Facts||Serving Size 1 tablespoon (13.5 g)|
|Calories 119||% of Daily Value|
| Total Fat 14g||21%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 0 mg||0%|
|Potassium 0 mg||0%|
| Total Carbohydrate0 mg||0%|
|Protein 0 g||0%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||0%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||0%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Why Buy Olive Oil Online?
It is a proven fact that in just eight hours of close exposure to strong fluorescent lights, a bottle of olive oil packed in a clear glass bottle will be totally destroyed having lost its color, flavors and aromas. While oil packed in a dark glass bottle offers considerably better protection, it too becomes vulnerable when exposed to strong light and can be completely destroyed in less than a week, which makes purchasing olive oil in a supermarket a less than desirable prospect.
Beyond that, the vast majority of the oils sold in the USA have inadequate or even misleading labels. The consumer is given little to no information as to where the oil was actually produced or from what variety of olives it was made, but most importantly, WHEN the oil was harvested.
What Are Some Of The Best Olive Oils?
Simply put, the best olive oils are extra virgin olive oils. However, adulteration of extra virgin olive oil is a hot topic in the past and present, and many studies continue to examine the contents inside a bottle of olive oil. This problem still persists in the industry, especially at the supermarket level.
That's why we created Olive Oil Lovers: to bring some of the world's best olive oils from the most trusted producers to the U.S. market. All of our producers are quality driven in their manufacturing practices. We also conduct an intensive screening of every producer and product on our site - often visting their estates and seeing their practices first-hand - and accept only producers who meet our high standards. To go the extra mile, all of our imported oils are proven extra virgin through chemical analysis in accordance to strict European Union regulations. Therefore, you can trust that any oil you purchase with us at Olive Oil Lovers will be genuine, 100% extra virgin olive oil.
How Long Will Olive Oil Last After The Harvest Date?
There are two dates that producers may choose to print on a bottle, using either one or both. The "Use By" date is what our producers put on their products to say, "use when at its freshest quality." The taste and quality of the oil doesn't typically diminish over time though, unless it's open and exposed to oxygen.
The "Harvest Date" is when the olives for the oil were actually picked and crushed. This date can be any time between late October to mid-December for the Northern Hemisphere, and these new harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year. For oils from the Southern Hemisphere, from countries such as Chile or South Africa, harvest occurs any time between late April to mid-June.
When Is Olive Oil Considered Past its Prime?
While this answer can vary depending on the olive variety, time of harvest, and how the product is stored, in general an extra virgin olive oil will retain much of its flavor and aromas for 18-30 months in an unopened container. However, any exposure to light and/or oxygen will begin to degrade the oil. Once opened, olive oil should be consumed ideally within 1-2 months, with a maximum of perhaps 4-6 months. When purchasing a 3L or 5L tin, if the oil is typically not consumed within this timeframe, we recommend decanting the oil into smaller, sealed containers and storing in a cool, dark place.
Olive oils with higher polyphenol counts will have a longer shelf-life. Higher polyphenol numbers are the result of both the olive variety and when the olive was harvested. Green olives harvested early in the season produce less oil, but have higher polyphenol counts than oils from ripe olives. You can find the polyphenol counts for many of our extra virgin olive oils listed on their product page.