Paradiso Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 5 liter tin (1.3 gal)

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Region of origin: SICILY
Flavor category: GENTLY FRUITY
Size: 5 liter tin - 1.3gal
Smell: Fresh grass with a lightly smell of tomato
Flavor: Fresh olive that brings up a taste of grass and tomato. Bitter almost imperceptible
Uses: Suggested for cooking, as finishing oil for lighter foods such as white meats, carpaccio, fish, grilled vegetables

"Paradiso" describes not only the taste of this extra virgin olive oil, but also where it originates. "The most beautiful city of the mortals" was how the Greek poet Pindar described the Valley of the Temples in southern Sicily, outside the town of Agrigento, where the olives that create Paradiso grow.

A trio of distinctive Sicilian olives creates the unique Olio&Olive Paradiso blend: Biancolilla, Nocellara del Belice and Cerasuola. The olives, the product of a growers' cooperative, are picked and processed in ancient ways. Olives ripen at different times on different parts of the trees, so hand-harvesting guarantees that only the olives that are ready to become Paradiso will be picked. A machine doesn't know the difference, and it shakes the trees so that the olives fall, risking bruising.

Within hours of being hand-picked, the olives are rushed to a stone press -- a spremitura. The press is carefully calibrated to apply just enough pressure to extract the oil from the fruit without making it bitter. These simple, traditional methods produce an extra virgin olive oil that is gently fruity with almost no trace of bitterness and an extremely clean finish -- perfect for white meat and fish.

We have no doubt that if Pindar were alive today, he would call Paradiso "The most beautiful olive oil of the mortals."

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Wow. It arrived quickly. November 29, 2017
Reviewer: Jean Fleming from Wahoo, NE United States  
Ordering was easy and the product arrived faster than seemed possible.  Thank you.  As in the past I love what you have available.  Recommend your products to my friends.

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Subtle, Excellent Flavor October 4, 2016
Reviewer: CincyBob from Cincinnati, Ohio  
This olive oil has a rich but subtle flavor.  Excellent as a base oil in simple salad dressings that allow the flavor of the olive oil to come through.  Highly recommended!

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One of the best Sicilian oiis available September 14, 2016
Reviewer: MS from Cary, NC United States  
Great olive oil with unique flavors. excellent quality but pricey.

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