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Bertolli Olive Oil comes from the heart of Italy’s olive growing region in Lucca, Tuscany, where it was founded by Francesco Bertolli and his family in 1865. Their philosophy was all about giving people the purest and most natural ingredients, prepared in a simple and honest way. And it hasn’t changed in nearly 150 years.
Bertolli has now grown into one of the most iconic producers of authentic Mediterranean olive oils, with a range of versatile, restaurant quality varieties that stay true to the heart of the authentic Italian cuisine.
Which Olive Oil should I use?
If you want to add lots of flavour to your dish – choose for Bertolli Extra Virgin olive oil. With its fruity, fragrant and well rounded taste, Extra Virgin olive oil adds a beautiful taste and is especially good for salad dressings, pasta sauces and bread dipping. You can also use Bertolli Extra Virgin Gentle Taste, which is great for salad dressings and seafood dishes.
If you are looking for a milder flavour, Bertolli Classico Olive Oil is ideal. Its mild and neutral taste makes it very flexible to use in various dishes. It is perfect for frying and roasting.
For light and delicate flavour, whilst still maintaining the health benefits of olive oil, Bertolli Extra Light is the perfect product. It is recommended for Asian cooking and baking, due to its very light taste
Fun Olive Oil Facts:
- Did you know that 1 entire tree of olives makes 3.5 litres of olive oil? So when you look at the big 4L tins – at least 1 ¼ olive trees helped to grow the olives!
- Interestingly, olive trees prefer climate conditions that exist between the latitudes of 30° and 45°
- Olive oil is the only oil obtained by pressing the fruit rather than the seeds. So technically, olive oil is fruit juice!