- Where’s the bread?
- So I’m just supposed to drink it!?!
- How do I know what is in each bottle?
- How long is my oil good for?
- How long is my Balsamic good for?
- What if the bottles have never been opened?
- How long do I have before my oils go rancid?
- Can I cook with extra virgin olive oil?
- Will my oil be alright if I leave it in my car for a few days?
- Do you have smaller/larger bottles?
Where’s the bread?
At Oilerie we do not use bread to sample our oils because we want you to be able to taste all of the subtle flavor nuances of each variety of olive. The differences between, say, an Arbequina olive and a Mission olive are quite remarkable when they are crushed for olive oil.
So I’m just supposed to drink it!?!
No, you’re not drinking olive oil, you’re tasting olive oil. It only takes a few drops on the tongue for the oils to open up just like a wine will. Breathe in, slurp a little, and you’ll be rewarded with fascinating flavors.
How do I know what is in each bottle?
The brass tag on the neck of the bottle will tell you the contents.
How long is my oil good for?
For the best flavor and aroma, you should use your oils within a year from the date on the back of the brass tag.
How long is my Balsamic good for?
We recommend using your Balsamic vinegar within 3 to 4 years from the date on the back of the brass tag.
What if the bottles have never been opened?
Opened or not, the olive oil will degrade and you will lose the flavors and aromas you originally paid for. After about a year from bottling, the oils will be flat. Nothing lasts forever.
How long do I have before my oils go rancid?
Oilerie olive oils do not necessarily turn rancid. The four enemies of olive oil are heat, light, oxygen and age. Do not store your oil above the range top and never in a spot where direct sunlight can hit it. We use dark bottles to protect the oil from light. Always keep your bottle top covered so air does not have direct access to the oil. Use your oils within a year of purchase.
Can I cook with extra virgin olive oil?
Absolutely. You don’t want to fry fish in it, but you can certainly sauté with it. Keep your heat down to medium and your oven below 400 degrees and you’ll be just fine. Keep in mind that the more flavor the oil has to start with the better it will hold up during cooking. A really light oil would be a waste of money in a sauté situation.
Will my oil be alright if I leave it in my car for a few days?
Ouch! No. Our rule of thumb is this: If it is too hot for a child or a pet in your car, then it is too hot for your olive oil. Got the air on? Then no problem but please bring it inside as soon as you can.
Do you have smaller/larger bottles?
We do not. We sell so much olive oil, nut oil and vinegar that it would be impossible for us to offer a variety of sizes. We are the Southwest Airlines of the olive oil business. All of our parts fit every bottle the same way, every time. It’s the reason why we can offer you truly great oils and aged Balsamic vinegar at such reasonable prices.