Baja Extra Virgin Olive OilMADE BY BAJA PRECIOUS IN BAJA, CALIFORNIA
Did you know that 99% of the olive oil we use in this country is imported? Most is from the Mediterranean, but a lot comes from far away places like Australia or South Africa. This is a looooong way for your olive oil to travel, so we have been searching for months to source a more local option that meets our standards for taste. Done!
Baja Precious is a wonderful California maker which first finds the best olives grown in Baja, harvested by hand by members of local communities (providing an income for hundreds of families). Then, the olives are cold pressed, which means they are milled within a few hours of harvesting solely through mechanical means, without applying additional heat or chemicals. The result is an exceptional, all-natural, gourmet-quality olive oil with very low acidity that exceeds international standards for 'extra virgin.' It is clean tasting and delicious.
What's also great about the oil is the 'green' green bottle it comes in. Lightweight, shatterproof, and 100% recyclable, this plastic bottle requires a lot less energy to produce, transport and recycle than glass. It also includes a pouring spout that pops up when the screw cap is removed, and retracts when the cap is replaced. Love that.
tip of the tongue
Really? Okay. Use olive oil in any sort of healthy pan frying. Dip bread in it. Mix with one of our amazing vinegars (rose wine or blackberry) and mustard (Tin Mustard) for the best dressing. Add to brownie recipes instead of regular oil for a very nice little tweak people will notice.