Calolea Olive Oil has some very exciting and Good news for 2020 to share with you!! Luckily, the 2019/20 olive harvest was very bountiful for us in our Foothill region. Calolea Olive Oil submits their select Olive Oils to Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition every year for judging, they are the premier competition. The 2020 EVOO competition received 600 extra virgin olive oils from 300 producers which not only includes national entries but International entries from 16 other countries besides USA!
Upon entry a producer must send their olive oils with current packaging and an olive oil analysis from an accredited Genetic and Diagnostic Biological laboratory. Quality Extra Virgin Olive oil must qualify with low FFA= Free Fatty Acids and several other attributes that we will not bore you with 🙂 Once the olive oil is received into LA Fairplex Olive Oil Department, the oils are judged by blind tastings for accurate flavor profiles, defects and other nuances, good and bad. The panel of tasters have their credentials and have undergone specific training for this distinct job. Calolea also submits their oils to The California Olive Oil Council to be tasted, and tested to receive the seal of “Certified Extra Virgin”.
The Award Announcements went out in February 2020, and thank goodness this competition was completed before this pandemic was prolific here in USA, otherwise this may not have happened for the first time in over 20 years of the program.
Please see the following awards that CALOLEA OLIVE OIL HAS RECEIVED:
Northern Hemisphere EVOO- MISSION Blend, Yuba County Foothills- Robust (SILVER MEDAL)
TUSCAN Blend, Sierra Foothill blends- Medium (SILVER MEDAL)
FLAVORED OILS- Yuba County Foothills-Herb/Basil (BRONZE MEDAL)
You can purchase these award winning olive oils and All of Calolea Olive Oil products at these local Nevada County Farmers Markets: (Currently Open) Grass Valley Farmers Market, Truckee Farmers Market and Nevada City Farmers Market which will open on June 6th. Several local retail stores such as SPD and Briar Patch stock our olive oils on their shelf year round. For a list of other Farmers’ Markets and Retailers we sell at please visit www.calolea.com
We’ll see you at the Farmers Market!!!