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Announcing The Olive Press BEST of SHOW Medals!
Posted by Olivia on Wed, April 18, 2012
The Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition, along with the Yolo County Fair Competition, has just wrapped up, and we are thrilled to announce the Medals we took home!
Our Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a long-time customer favorite, won Best of Show! We can’t say we’re too surprised; our medium-intensity Arbequina has been a best-seller at The Olive Press for years now. It’s the perfect choice for olive oil newcomers and afficianados alike.
Spring and summer is actually the perfect time to try our Arbequina, if it’s not already a part of your olive oil collection. Fresh and fruity with a peppery kick, it’s a perfect go-to oil for grilling, seafood, and zesty salads. We also love to drizzle it over breakfast eggs and tomatoes for a wonderful finishing touch of flavor and spice.
In addition to Arbequina, our Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil also took a Best of Show Medal from the Yolo County Fair Olive Oil Competition! Like our Arbequina, it also took home a Best of Class and Gold Medal! Unique to California, this Spanish variety is gaining popularity and we know why. Fruity, with hints of grass, tomato leaf and fresh herbs with a slightly peppery finish; Picual is perfect when paired with salads, grilled fish and roasted vegetables. (Warning: this oil is in limited supply, so order while you can!)
Of course, many of our other olive oils took home Silver medals. All in all, we garnered an impressive 24 medals. Our reign as the most highly awarded olive oil producer in California continues, and we’re thrilled!
To learn about any of these olive oils, visit our website and watch our informative videos. Learn about the specific varieties of olives, how to use the olive oils in your kitchen, and even see some tasty cooking demos. Just click on the specific olive oil you want to learn about, and you’ll find the videos on each page.
For a complete listing of all the Medals we’ve won at these two prestigious olive oil competitions and others, please click please visit our Awards page on our website.
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