So what is Nuovo Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Posted by Keith on 10/18/2010

So, what makes Nuovo EVOO (Nuovo Extra Virgin Olive Oil) different from the other types of olive oils that we will normally offer?  There are two primary reasons: taste, and health.  In short Nuovo EVOO has an amazing taste that you just won't find elsewhere and it has the greatest amount of health benefits that olive oil can possibly have.  Nuovo Olive Oil


Typically, when we create the olive oil, we take the olives, grind them up and separate the oil from the water and most of the solids using a centrifuge press.  Then, for our standard olive oil, it is placed into a big stainless steel tank for a few months while the remaining little bits of olive and water that are in the oil settle out.  The settled, clarified oil is what is then bottled and brought to you.


With Nuovo EVOO rather than waiting a few months to allow the olive oil to settle out, it is bottled immediately after being pressed without any kind of filtration.  It is THE most flavorful olive oil you can buy, bottled at the peak of freshness and because of that it is also the healthiest.  It also contains the highest concentration of polyphenols - which are substances found in plants that have been found to reduce heart disease, lower high blood pressure and impair cancer.


But what about the taste?  There is truly NOTHING else quite like it.  Unlike other types of oil like corn or canola, olive oil is simply just the actual juice of the olive, and directly from the press it tastes surprisingly un-oily and is similar in mouthfeel to a juice.  It is strong, intense and bursting with freshness.  The flavors have a strong and fruity profile, tasting of artichoke, fresh grass and have a pleasantly long peppery finish.


We express air ship the Nuovo EVOO directly from Italy to the United States within days of pressing so that you can enjoy the explosive flavor before it fades away.  Because it still has the fresh particles of olive suspended in the oil, Nuovo EVOO is best enjoyed within a few months of pressing.  This seasonal product is only available now during the olive harvest and is not available during the rest of the year.


Date 4/3/2011 12:18:00 PM
Harold Bissonnet
I would have to agree with others that this for me too is perhaps the very best olive oil I've ever tried. I have been a huge fan of Cretan olive oil, Kolymvari and still love it and cook with it exclusively, but as far as a condiment, salad oil, and dipping oil, I love this the best! It has such a wonderfully fresh fruity aroma and taste. Exquisite!!!!
Date 5/4/2011 1:31:00 PM
There is a school of thought that cooking with high grade extra virgin oil is overkill and that one is wasting their money by doing that. What is your opinion, and is there another grade that is available more for cooking? There are chefs that are on both sides of this opinion.
Date 5/4/2011 2:43:00 PM
Keith von Barkenhagen
In some cases using a high grade extra virgin olive oil is overkill - deep frying, sauteing soffritto at the beginning of making stock, or other methods where it's cooked for a very long time. It just won't hold onto it's flavors over a long period of cooking and because of that is likely a waste of money. That said, personally, I use our Fresh Olive Oil (or Nuovo when it's that time of the year) for everything, it's the only olive oil in our kitchen, but we are lucky enough to get it right
Date 6/26/2011 5:57:00 PM
Rosalie Madatian
Where are store locations to buy this oil?
Date 10/5/2011 4:53:00 AM
Keith von Barkenhagen
Putting our products in retail stores is part of our long range plan, but due to the artisanal nature of our product it limits the retail outlets we would be suitable for because our local farmers don't produce this amazing olive oil on a large scale. Right now we do have our Fresh Olive Oil available in our webstore right here on this website, and Nuovo olive oil will be available around the end of November here as well. I expect you'll start to see us in limited amounts in some retail stor
Date 11/19/2011 5:45:00 AM
I have the possibility to produce olive oil, but only a little amount for my family , from olive trees in our garten. It's really a healthy oil!! fantastic!
Date 11/19/2011 5:46:00 AM
I have the possibility to produce olive oil, but only a little amount for my family , from olive trees in our garten. It's really a healthy oil!! fantastic!

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