Our Frantoio oil has a fresh fruity character with a distinctive aromatic flavour and a good balance of pepperiness. Perfect as a dressing over your favourite salads, pastas or steamed vegetables; delicious drizzled over baked potatoes or rice dishes, and adds flavour to hearty soups.
Frantoio Olives are traditionally native to Tuscany & have an oil content between 21 and 23% and are grown for their oil, which is fragrant, and spicy and savoury tasting.
The olives ripen late in the season. They are usually harvested at different colours for the oil.
There are many different names for Frantoio Olives throughout the various regions of Italy.
Frantoio is also known as Paragon in Australasia, with Correggiolo often used as a synonym for Frantoio olives. However in Tuscany, Correggiolo is actually a slightly different cultivar that ripens a bit later.
Frantoio is also an Italian word meaning olive mill or olive oil press and factory. You take olives to a frantoio to get them pressed into oil.
Our Ascolano oil has a distinctive tropical flavour with medium intensity, a well balanced fruitiness and a delicious peppery finish. Drizzle over linguini, bruschetta, tomatoes and mozzarella, grilled fish, steamed vegetables; or serve with your favourite bread.
The balmy teperatures of the north with the refreshing sea breeze blowing inland from the Pacific Ocean creates the perfect climate for this rare breed of olive. Ascolano is a rare variety worlwide and even more so in New Zealand.
At the 2012 Olives NZ Awards held in Wellington, New Zealand in October 2012, this delightful oil achieved one of the few awards in its class.
This year, we have limited stocks of this speciality extra virgin olive oil, so make you way to the on-line shop and try some today. You will not be disappointed.
This special blend of our extra virgin olive oils has a depth of flavour with medium intensity, a well-balanced fruitiness and a delicious peppery finish. Drizzle over linguini, bruschetta, tomatoes and mozzarella, grilled fish, steamed vegetables; or serve with your favourite bread.
Our Vinaigrette is made with our own 100% pure extra virgin olive oil, blended with an exciting combination of apple cider vinegar, herbs and New Zealand honey. A tasty way to dress your favourite salad or even marinade your roast chicken.