Gianni Calogiuri Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Affiorato)
Alogiuri’s flavourful extra virgin olive oil is made using a traditional, little-used method called “affiorato”. It is so rare, in fact, that Calogiuri is one of only three companies in the whole of Italy to use this time-consuming, artisan technique. To produce affiorato, the oil is first cold-pressed immediately after harvesting the olives – which happens only once a year, in November – and then left to rise to the surface on its own. It is then hand-collected in jugs to be bottled.
There’s no extraction pressure and minimal harm to the delicate olives, giving the olive oil a dense, full-bodied texture and the full flavour of the original fruit. This rich and dense Italian extra virgin olive oil is a true delight to the senses, adding texture and silky flavour to any recipe.
Use it to season salads, to drizzle over roasted or grilled vegetables, fish or meats, or simply savour with bruschetta or toast with a good aceto balsamico. Backed by a tradition and expertise in oil and vinegar-making that goes back six (6!) generations, the Calogiuri family makes fantastic products in Puglia, Italy
Ingredients: 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, made from Cellina and Leccino olives