Buying good extra virgin olive oil always feels like a gamble. There are countless varieties from multiple countries, and it's impossible to gauge what they taste like without committing to a bottle (which may be expensive—and not very good). Frankly, all we want is an all-purpose, fresh-flavored olive oil to use for salads, drizzling over cooked meats and vegetables, swirling into thick Greek yogurt for dips and swiping our bread. A good olive oil can be a sauce onto itself. We found exactly what we wanted in the stellar oil from Maalouf, a small producer in North Lebanon. Stone-milled exclusively from a single grove of small, slender Souri olives grown in North Lebanon, this early-harvest oil possesses a potent green color and a buttery, rich flavor with hints of green apple and artichoke. It has a subtle peppery kick and addictively long, nutty finish. This is truly an all-purpose, extra-virgin olive oil without the overpowering bitterness that mars many other brands. We have a very limited inventory of this small-batch oil; once we're sold out, we can't get more until next year's olive harvest.
Net Volume: 500 milliliters
Ingredients: Souri olives
Place of Origin: Koura, Lebanon