Entries for the 2014 SA Olive Awards are open. One hundred per cent locally-produced South African olive oils are eligible to enter the annual competition, now in its 9th year. SA Olive, the local industry regulator, invites entries in the categories for Delicate, Medium and Intense oils by 24 July.
The North American Olive Oil Association recently conducted a survey to establish the general level of knowledge around olive oil. What they found is that there are still several myths which are believed by many people. The following stood out…
Olive Central was recently invited to Willow Creek for Follow The Olive. We were shown the process of making olive oil from harvesting to processing. This was followed by an olive oil tasting and then lunch. It was a most informative visit.
Oakhurst Olives, a boutique olive farm in the Tulbagh Valley (South Africa), has officially joined the ranks of the world’s best by scooping Best in Class and Gold awards for their Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the 2014 New York International Olive Oil Competition.
Olyfberg Tapenade is made from a secret, tasty mix of chopped olives, herbs, garlic, capers, lemon and black pepper; a must have in any kitchen. We use firm, fresh, top quality olives in our product, hence the healthy end result – Pieter Kruger (farm manager at Olyfberg Olive Products) Tapenade is a delicious and versatile […]
The SA Olive Association held an annual general meeting on the 29th Of January, at the beautiful Rhebokskloof Estate. The meeting was chaired by Nick Wilkinson of Rio Largo, the current Chairman of the SA Olive Association. Jean-Louis Barjol, executive director of the International Olive Council, gave the first presentation. He shared interesting statistics regarding […]
The first guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil in South Africa has been published and is an excellent tool for the consumer to find and buy this healthy local product. The guide, published by Overberg Publications and Promotions, was compiled by Glynis van Rooyen and designed by Hanlie Allan, both from Hermanus, and features 48 […]
Olive oil lovers will be ecstatic that Willow Creek Olive Estate has just extended their range of flavoured olive oils by adding no less than 6 new aromas.
The Caprese salad (or insalata Caprese in Italian) originates from Italy and is one of the simplest but tastiest salads. It requires very little effort to make, but the secret to a great Caprese salad is the quality of the ingredients. There are only 4 ingredients: Buffalo mozzarella – Make sure it’s great quality mozzarella, […]
‘Cardboardeux’ and ‘Chateau de Cardboard’ are common nicknames for wine that comes in a cardboard box. Bag in a box wines have generally been the cheaper wines, if not the cheapest. Partly due to the low quality, but also due to the low price of the packaging. Recently, some more expensive wines have been bravely […]