The Olive Crush has one of the most extensive collections of olive oil in the Bay Area, and now it can add to its list the multi-award winning olive oil at the 2011 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.
“The olive oils won an unprecedented two Best of Show Awards, three Best of Class awards and five gold medals,” said Miriam Schaffer, a publicist for Veronica Foods, makers of the olive oil. “It is the first time a producer from the Southern Hemisphere has achieved such remarkable results.”
The San Carlos store – located downtown on Laurel Street -will feature three of the award winning extra virgin olive oils from the Los Angeles competition.
Additional ultra premium oils produced by Boundary Bend Limited, Australia’s largest producer which is a partner of Veronica Foods, will also be available, said Schaffer.
The oils that are available are: Cobram Estate Ultra Premium Picual (Gold Medal and Best of Class in the International, medium category), Cobram Estate Ultra Premium Hojiblanca (Gold Medal and Best of Class in the International, delicate category) and Cobram Estate Koroneiki (Gold Medal, medium category), Schaffer told San Carlos Patch in an email.
Italian immigrant Salvatore Esposito founded Veronica Foods Company in New York City in 1924.
Have you tried their olive oil yet? Try it and let us know what you think!