- Four exceptional cold pressed olive oils
- Taste and compare the different varietals
- Packed in an attractive gift box
- Presented by chef José Andrés
- Produced by the artisans at Casas de Hualdo
- Size - 4 x 0.84 fl oz/25 ml
Discover the delicious flavors of Spain’s best cold pressed extra virgin olive oils with this attractive tasting kit. Celebrated chef José Andrés selected premium olive varietals from the estate of Casas de Hualdo, near the storied city of Toledo. Much like the grapes that produce fine wine, each kind of olive has a distinct flavor profile and aroma. This tasting kit is a fun way to taste and discover the different flavors of Spanish olive oil.
A few words about each oil from chef José Andrés:
Arbequina - The elegant Arbequina is one of the smallest olive varietals yielding mild, fruity oil with a subtle palate of fresh herbs, tomato and artichoke, stirred by Mediterranean breezes. It's best fresh - I just drizzle it on salads, simply cooked vegetables or grilled fish to take them from good to astonishing!
Picual - Picual gets its edge from the harsh climate of central Spain from which it hails. Grown on silvery gnarled branches, the Picual olive gives an oil that is vigorous and fruity, with hints of green leaf, banana and mint and a slight peppery finish. With an excellent fatty acid content, Picual stands up well in cooking; I love it to sauté fish, or to add dimension to savory beef stew or lamb dishes. It is also a superior dipping sauce.
Cornicabra - As you know, I love telling tales through my dishes - and that's what thrills me about Cornicabra, an olive from Toledo, in central Spain. With its green leaf and apple flavors, I use it in my restaurants to cook rice dishes and seafood, or at home and with friends for pasta and paella. It is just as delicious fresh, for sauces and dipping.
Secret Blend - In our Secret Blend, our Maestro de Almazara - literally, "master of the olive press" - has created an exquisite blend of Spain's finest oils with passion and respect for nature's gifts. I like to think of it as the hero of olive oil - not only able to do everything, it also elevated every dish from ordinary to extraordinary. Reaching the pinnacle of what Spanish olive oil can attain, our Secret Blend is perfection in a bottle.
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