When our customers see the vast assortment of Extra Virgin Olive Oils in our store, they often ask “which intensity EVOO do I use for which foods?” First of all, let your palate guide you.
Robust Intensity olive oils are categorized as such due to their flavor profile intensity. Robust olive oils tend to have a strong peppery finish, a distinct bitterness and very intense flavors on the front end of the palate. Robust Intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oils offer high levels of two desirable olive oil flavor attributes: bitterness and pungency. These two characteristics attest to the youth and health of the olive, as well as to the levels of anti-oxidants in the oil. Bitterness and pungency, although not common characteristics of mass-market olive oil are traits considered highly desirable by professional olive oil tasters, as they are one indication of the quality of an olive oil.
Robust intensity olive oils are best paired with the strongest flavored foods, although some of our customers who have acquired a taste for them use them in salad applications. Due to their exceptional levels of anti-oxidants, these oils are suitable for higher temperature cooking, so they are the best choice for roasting, frying and marinating. The very low acidity level of all our olive oils means they have extremely high smoke points.
ROBUST OILS ARE AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR ANYONE WHO IS CHOOSING OLIVE OIL FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES.
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are seasonal. We get the most fresh oil that is available. When you choose to purchase a ROBUST Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we send you the seasonal oil that is available. Olive variety will vary based on the Northern or Southern hemisphere fresh varieties available at time of order. You won’t be disappointed!