Olive oil fraud is a widespread problem in the Mediterranean and its one that dates back centuries. If you want the real thing, the best way to get it is to know your supplier. Otherwise, you may wind up with inferior oils, doctored with chemicals to impart an artificial taste.
If you live in California, finding real olive a little easier, because you can visit a family farm and ask how the olives are processed. Because of the problem of fake oils, the only olive oil I use in our house comes from California.
Robbins Family Farm, located in San Luis Obispo, is a trusted source. The olives used to produce the oil in the gift set, shown above, are handpicked and hand processed.
This gift set contains oils with five different flavors, including Ascolano, Jesse’s Harmony, Tuscan Blend, Manzanillo and Eve’s Mandarine Blend.Buy Now