How do you take an exceptional martini and make it better? Or turn a great antipasti platter into an extraordinary one?
Use Castelvetrano Olives, the authentically unique Sicilian olive that has exploded onto the culinary scene in recent years with addictive approval wherever they’re served.
Use the Genuine Castelvetrano, no substitute will do:
These delicious, strikingly green orbs have been adopted by top chefs, restaurants and bars as their olive of choice when they want to impress. Compared to the traditional green olives you’re already fond of eating, Castelvetrano Olives stand out in colour, flavour and texture. They’re head-turning on the plate or skewered in your drink, but they’re also eye-opening once you pop them in your mouth. They’ve even won over the hearts and palates of many who claim not to like olives at all.
What Makes Castelvetrano Olives So Unique?
Castelvetrano Olives are produced only in groves around the town of Castelvetrano, in Sicily’s Belice river valley. Olives are a passion in Sicily and a way of life for most in Castelvetrano. The surrounding olive groves dominate the farming town and the community takes pride in the quality of their olives and historical importance these Sicilian gems have played in their lives.
Unlike ‘regular’ green olives, Castelvetrano Olives are packaged in simple brine after a traditional hand-harvesting process. The process, similar to the process used for California black olives, helps the meaty, ripe fruit retain its intense – almost neon – green colour.
The flavour is mild, subtly salty and delightfully sweet, lacking the bitterness found in most green olives. And the texture is a wonderfully robust combination of meaty, velvety and crisp.
It’s hard to find another olive that compares to Castelvetrano Olives. And due to their popularity and relatively small production quantities, they can be hard to find at all.
But the experience is definitely worth searching them out.
What can you do with Castelvetrano Olives?
Castelvetrano Olives are best served simply to let their amazing flavour and texture shine. Serve them in a small bowl along with your favourite beverage and they’ll disappear quickly. They can turn an ordinary Martini or Bloody Mary into a master cocktail and transform a simple antipasti platter into an appetizing star on the table.
The mildness of Castelvetrano Olives pairs well with a variety of culinary treats and won’t overpower other flavours. Try them with:
- Buffalo Mozzarella cheese
- Parmigiano – Reggiano
- Genoa salami
- Pasta salads
- Braised lamb dishes
Or simply serve them as a healthy snack drizzled with some high-quality olive oil.
Freshness and quality are important with all kitchen ingredients, but especially with Castelvetrano Olives. Castelvetrano Olives are uniquely cured to preserve their intense green colour and sweet, meaty flavour. Always ensure you’re buying high-quality Castelvetrano Olives to get the full experience. Some vendors may not store them properly or hold them in inventory for too long which can promote spoilage and oxidation. Oxidation will turn these olives a dull green to brownish colour and result in a mushier texture that will be off-putting to olive aficionados.
Qualifirst Foods prides itself in delivering the best quality Castelvetrano Olives available, sourced direct from the hand-harvested olive groves in Sicily where passion and pride for this olive run high.
Try these unique, delicious Castelvetrano Olives now. We’re happy to share our passion for food, and the Sicilian town of Castelvetrano’s passion, with you.