Gourmet Olives and Tapenades
Hand crafted in small batches
Olive trees typically live for hundreds of years. Many olive tress were found to be about 2000 years old or older. Olive trees are very hardy and drought resistant. They are also disease and fire resistant. Olive trees were origianlly wild trees but then they were domesticated around the eastern Mediterranean Sea basin. It can also be found in other countrier bordering this region and in the US and Australia.
In the United States, five major varieties are grown which are: Manzanillo, Sevillano (also called Sicilian), Mission, Ascolano, and Barouni. The Mission variety is grown exclusively in California and it originated from the first olive trees planted by the Spanish monks. More information about olive varieties in the blog: "What kind of Olives?"
For Sofia's Selection gourmet olives we use the green Sevillano (also know as Sicilian) and the black Mission varieties packed in 8 oz glass jars that are packed by hand and labled with all the facts that required to give usful information for our clients. For the tapenades, we use the same marinated black Mission olives and chopped and mix it with four kinds of roasted vegetables
Our gourmetolives and tapenades are ready to eat out of the jar as a snack or they can be used as a garnish, in salads with other vegetables, eaten with crackers, or add them to your pizza. Cook them with pasta, fish or chicken or add them to your steak after grilling. We'll send you any recipe you ask for. You can download recips here
Just give us a call at 248-690-6601 or hit Email Us button to send us an e-mail and we'll respond within 1-2 business days. You can also check our blog for some recipes. You can also leave comments in the box below
Green olive salad
Made of green olives with tomatos, onion with oregano, olive oil and lemon juice
Black olive tapenade
Made of black olives with roasted garlic and olive oil
Penne Pasta with Black Olive Tapenade