|As you may have guessed, we are seriously passionate about food, and especially
about olive oil. As Italians, we were raised on it and probably have rarely gone
without it on a daily basis. It is our Golden Nectar. It was drizzled into our first
“pappe” (mushy baby meals), spiced to top our pizzas, passed around the table to
dress our salads, rubbed liberally on every roast, poured generously into every
sauce, used in lieu of butter in our favorite sweets – we’ve even seen our
grandmothers condition their hair with the olive oil sitting in the kitchen cupboard!
So in 2004, we packed our bags and flew from Venice, Italy to Venice, California,
with a little olive oil and a lot of zeal, convinced that the discerning market in the
States would immediately appreciate the genuineness of our products, the sincerity
of our mission.
Our goal is to collaborate with the most exceptional Italian producers – mainly small
family farms and cooperatives - people who are not kidding about making the best,
purest, most genuine and delicious olive oil on Earth and bottle their top grades to
create Olio&Olive’s range of products, which we then bring to you. We also strive to
educate our client base about olive oils so that you know how to identify them and
to seek out the qualities you prefer. Not all olive oils are created equal, and a good
one will make the difference in every single dish. We want olive oil to become the
common denominator in all your meals!
Our olive oils are used in the most renowned kitchens throughout Italy, and are
spreading like wildfire in the kitchens of the most celebrated Stateside chefs – sign
up for our newsletters and soon you will receive recipes and tips from some of our
favorite chefs whose kitchens are always stocked with our olive oils.
In addition to providing our customers with what we are convinced are the finest
olive oils in the world, we bring you a tightly scrutinized and edited assortment of
excellent olives, balsamic vinegars, pastas, sauces, charcuterie meats, cheeses and
other Italian products which we consider essentials. We vet each of our sources to
make sure we are offering you not just the best and tastiest, but that we are
actually buying what we intend to use in our own kitchen! This list of products
continues to grow as we run back and forth to Italy, finding excellent products to
help you grow and expand your knowledge and appreciation for food.
And at the heart of our business, there is a commitment to providing impeccable
service. That means that we are readily available to answer your questions and
make your shopping experience with Olio&Olive as satisfying as possible.
We know you will be utterly convinced after trying our products that your meals are
healthier, fresher and more delicious than ever!
From all of us at Olio&Olive.