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ABC 4 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 22, 2016
ARTICLE: by Tiffany Gulden
By: Tiffany Gulden | Posted: Dec 22, 2016 10:56 AM MST | Updated: Dec 22, 2016 11:53 AM MST
The best way to discover an oil's flavor is to sip it "neat" - meaning on its own without bread or other food. This will allow you to savor the oil's flavor without distraction.
Chef Josh Garcia, co-owner of We Olive in Trolley Square joined Midday to talk all about olive oil.
He suggests the 4 S's when tasting.
- Swirl: This releases the oil's aroma molecules. Keep the oil covered until ready to sniff.
- Sniff: Uncover the oil and quickly inhale from the rim of the cup. Take note of the intensity and the description of the aroma.
- Slurp: Take a small sip of the oil while also "sipping" some air. This slurping action emulsifies the oil and helps to spread it throughout your mouth.
- Swallow: An oil's pungency is judged by a sensation in your throat so you must swallow at least a small amount to thoroughly evaluate it.
Chef Garcia also talked about how to host an olive oil tasting party.
First, select your olive oils. It's important to choose different styles of EVOO to showcase the possibilities. Chef Garcia recommends selecting a delicate and mild oil, a few medium bodied, fruity oils, and a robust and pungent olive oil. Any of their expert staff at We Olive can help with your selections.
Second, choose the foods you will serve with your EVOO. After your guests have tasted the olive oils, they'll want to try the oils on different foods. Consider setting up a DIY crostini bar with soft cheese, like ricotta and goat cheese, prepared tapenades and spreads, roasted veggies and fresh or dried fruits. Don't forget some of the Aged Balsamic Vinegar!
Third, make sure your setup is user-friendly. Provide small disposable tasting cups and plates for tasting olive oil.
Fourth, consider a wine pairing. If you'll be serving wine, think about choosing wines that compliment the flavors of the olive oil.
Get some delicious extra virgin olive oil and start tasting today!
FOX 13 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 19, 2016
ARTICLE: by Brooke Graham
POSTED 3:06 PM, DECEMBER 19, 2016, BY BROOKE GRAHAM
We Olive was born from passion; a passion for locally sourced, healthy, delicious, artisan extra virgin olive oil. Their new holiday pop-up store is now open in Trolley Square. Visit them for artisan California Extra Virgin Olive Oils, vinegar, and gourmet foods as well as custom gifts and baskets. The full retail store and wine bar location will be open in early 2017.
This 3-ingredient dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for holiday entertaining.
Makes about 1 ½ cups
¼ cup We Olive Parmesan Asiago Dip
¼ cup We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
8 ounces goat cheese
Crackers and fresh veggies for serving
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients with a spatula, stirring well until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth. Place in a small serving bowl and drizzle with more EVOO. Serve with crackers and fresh veggies.