Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oils

What is EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)?

Olive oil is actually a fruit juice, made from pressing or mashing olives, in a manner similar to how wine is made from crushed grapes.
According to the International Olive Oil Council, extra virgin olive oil – or EVOO – is the highest quality of four types of oils:

  • Pure: A blend of refined and virgin production oil.
  • Light: A blend of pumice olive oil extracted from the fruit using heat and chemicals.
  • Virgin: No chemicals used when extracting the oil from the fruit.
  • Extra Virgin: Virgin Oil that has gone through several tests that confirm its taste and to verify that it is free of chemicals and defect.

To be classified as high quality EVOO, the product must be made mechanically – on an olive press – without the use of chemicals or excessive heat (cold-pressed). And it must also meet strict chemical analysis and organoleptic standards. (Organoleptic refers to quality of taste, colour, odour and feel.)

 

It’s all About the Taste!

Products with the EVOO designation should have superior flavour and aroma. That’s what makes them so delicious and mouth-watering when used in salad dressings, for bread dipping, pasta or BBQ sauces, anything sautéed, grilled or roasted, as a marinade for meat, seafood, tofu or vegetables, or as a final drizzle on any dish!

2 pack of balsamic oils.
 

Why use EVOO?

Extra virgin olive oil has been recognized for its health benefits for centuries!
It is an excellent source of Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids and phytosterols, as well as Vitamins K and E.
Olive oil is a mixture of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and saturated fatty acids. What makes olive oil so good for you is its high percentage of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps protect the heart and may even lower cancer risk. The amount of oleic acid varies from 55 percent to 85 percent of the total fat content, depending on the type of olives and the site and soil in which they were grown. But oleic acid isn’t the only reason to like olive oil. It also contains heart-healthy flavonoid antioxidants and vitamin E.

 

Extra-virgin olive oils—made from the first pressing of the best olives—contain the highest levels of these beneficial substances.
– David L. Katz, MD, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

 

Top 5 Health Benefits of Olive Oil

  • Lowers your “bad” cholesterol and reduces arterial plaque formation
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Protective effect against multiple cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrium and digestive tract
  • Combats cellular oxidative damage
  • Helps cognitive function, especially as we age

Latest research

Prevents coronary heart disease
Reduces risk of breast/colon/uterine cancer and neurodegenerative diseases
Reduces risk of diabetes
Helps regulate blood sugar in diabetes patients
Has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, which aids people with arthritis and joint swelling
Reduces cognitive decline in older age
Exerts neuroprotective effects against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
More effective than ibuprofen in treating menstrual pain
Enhances osteoblast cell growth for better bone health

Ultra-premium, Fused or Infused

We always carry 3 “unflavoured” Ultra-Premium (UP Certified) EVOOs :

Mild, Medium or Robust Intensity
all bursting with naturally herbaceous and fruity notes, different levels of complexity, mouth feel and spiciness, depending on your taste buds.
We switch hemispheres every six months. Visit us or call to see what is currently in stock. We rotate them often to ensure freshness and customer satisfaction, so sampling is really the best way to dive in!

Our Flavoured Olive Oil Collection (fused or infused):

Baklouti Green Chili

From the Barbary Coast of North Africa, this Tunisian Baklouti chili pepper is rare and unique. It is made by combining one pound of organic olives with 1.6 pounds of fresh whole green organic Baklouti chilies. The two ingredients are crushed and fused to make an amazing artisan product. This oil adds a new dimension to salsas and stir-fries. Applications are as limitless as your imagination. CAUTION: It is hot and spicy! Pairs beautifully with Sicilian Lemon, Pineapple or Espresso balsamic.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Basil

Basil and olive oil are two integral ingredients in Mediterranean cooking and it was just obvious to us that the two would be wonderful together. Basil EVOO is fresh, green and herbal. Try it on a summer or caprese salad, marinate chicken or lamb, drizzle on homemade pizza, or toss in pasta. Combine it with our 18-yr Traditional balsamic and let your taste buds travel to the shores of the Mediterranean!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Blood Orange – Whole Fruit-Fused Agrumato

A combination of whole fresh citrus fruits crushed with Tunisian olives, this oil is exceedingly versatile. Use it on fish, seafood, chicken, fruit, salads and much more. Enjoy blended with Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinegar for a lively and tart vinaigrette. Use it in baked goods (e.g. Blood Orange Brownies) or for your next stirfry!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Butter flavoured – Natural, dairy-free, vegetarian-friendly

Creamy EVOO that is naturally infused with the rich flavour of butter. Use this golden, vegetarian, dairy-free olive oil as a butter substitute in baking or anywhere you might use melted butter. Try it over hot popcorn; with shrimp, crab or other seafood; as a bread dipping mixed with any flavour of balsamic vinegar; as well as over pasta, in mashed potatoes, in rice or in baking. We even drizzle it on our toast and use it for other breakfast foods, paired with Maple or Blueberry dark balsamic.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Chipotle

The smoky flavour of this chili-infused oil is great for marinating steaks and brushing on grilled chicken or seafood. Drizzle over vegetables or pizza for a spicy meal. An excellent as dipping oil for artisan breads, finishing oil for soups, pasta or grain dishes, and a wonderful base for roasting root vegetables. Try pairing with our Blood Orange Olive Oil. Combine with Dark Chocolate Balsamic for an amazing salad dressing. It pairs with any balsamic (especially Pineapple) for an instant marinade – sweet and smoky heaven!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Cilantro & Roasted Onion

Made with Ultra Premium Certified EVOO, this savoury infused oil masterfully blends the flavour of roasted, sweet caramelized onions with fresh, herbaceous cilantro. It’s fantastic for marinating poultry, fish or meat for fajitas, for drizzling over vegetables, grilling, sautéing, in salsas and any stir-fry. Pairs well with our Honey Ginger, Sicilian Lemon or Thai lemongrass Mint white balsamic and of course, the Traditional dark balsamic.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Eureka Lemon Fused – Whole Fruit Agrumato

This whole fruit fused oil is produced by pressing fresh lemons together with early harvest, certified organic olives at the time of crush. Its light, refreshing flavour is perfect to sauté shrimp or scallops or to drizzle on chicken or fish. This versatile oil can also be used to bake sweets such as cookies, biscotti, cakes and in granola. It’s fabulous in marinades, dressings on salads, vegetables and more. Pairs amazingly with the Blueberry, Raspberry and Fig dark balsamics, or our Cranberry Pear, Thai Lemongrass Mint and Honey Ginger white balsamics.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Garlic

Our Garlic EVOO gives off the flavour of pungent, fresh garlic. Since garlic and olive oil are almost always used together in Mediterranean cooking, you can use this in just about anything. It is great mixed in with pasta or mashed potatoes. Drizzle on steaks before grilling or pair with Pomegranate Dark Balsamic Vinegar for a fabulous marinade. Also, makes a wonderful bread dipper with any of our balsamic vinegars. A staple for every kitchen!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Harissa Infused

This spicy oil is most popular in North Africa and the Middle East. Harissa is made with chili peppers (often smoked), garlic, caraway, coriander and cumin, which are pounded into a paste and left overnight to develop its flavours. We’ve added more peppers to this by popular demand, making it one of our hotter infused Olive Oils. Give some zest to stews, soups, hummus, your favourite spaghetti sauce & burritos. Rub it on poultry, steak or lamb, sauté shrimp, cook your eggs in it, coat rice, quinoa or couscous before adding water to pot. Pair with Espresso, Strawberry, Vanilla dark balsamic, or Sicilian Lemon or Mango white balsamic.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Herbs de Provence

This classic herbal combination includes notes of lavender, rosemary, savory, thyme and bay leaf. It’s a show stopper drizzled over grilled lamb, chicken, used in marinades, brushed on vegetables and potatoes to be roasted or grilled, brushed on turkey before roasting, for bread dipping, or in aioli.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Persian Lime

Zesty Persian Lime is married with extra virgin olive oil for an unbelievably fresh, fragrant burst of citrus. This infused oil will take your recipe to the next flavour dimension. Fantastic with fish, poultry, marinades and salad dressings. Great when paired with our Blackberry-Ginger balsamic vinegar or any white balsamic. We love adding it to our guacamole, but also use it to sauté anything (the smell that is unleashed when it is heated – unbelievable!)

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Rosemary

This fused herb oil embodies the heart and soul of rosemary. Made with fresh wild rosemary crushed with organic early harvest Chetoui olives. This extremely versatile olive oil is both complex and aromatic. Perfect for any poultry, pork or lamb dish. Spectacular drizzled over sautéed vegetables. Mind-blowing with roasted potatoes. Pairs beautifully with our 18-year-aged traditional balsamic vinegars, such as Black Cherry, Fig, Strawberry or Sicilian Lemon.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Tuscan Herb — Our best seller!

A delicious blend of herbs, including oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and garlic. Use it on everything from salad dressings to marinades and pasta. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese and a few twists of freshly ground pepper for an irresistible bread dipper, potato dish or risotto topper. Beautiful with chicken and fish. Toss hot pasta with Tuscan Herb EVOO and cheese (maybe a sprinkle of our Black Truffle sea salt) for an amazing meal. Made with Certified ultra-premium, ultra-fresh, extra virgin olive oil from our collection and blended in small, artisan batches with 100% natural, organic compatible flavour.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Wild Fernleaf Dill

Highly aromatic and vibrant, our savoury Wild Dill Infused Olive Oil is a must-have Mediterranean staple. We recommend using it in dressings, marinades, with cucumbers, chopped salads, drizzled over spinach, green beans, fish, poultry, meat, in soups, egg dishes, creamy sauces, aioli or olive oil-based mayonnaise. Try it for making tartar sauce, roasted or mashed potatoes, potato salad, roasted and fresh vegetables, or for baking delectable herb breads and rolls. Pairs beautifully with the Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic, 18-year old Traditional or Pomegranate Dark Balsamic.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Wild Mushroom & Sage

A wickedly delicious combination of fresh herbaceous sage paired with earthy, savory wild mushrooms. The result is a decadent, intoxicatingly aromatic olive oil, which compliments a wide array of savory applications. Try drizzled over creamy mushroom soup, in risotto, stuffing and aioli. Perfect over poultry, beef, pork or lamb. Combine with our Traditional, Black Cherry, Sicilian Lemon or Apple balsamic vinegars. Superb with roasted or grilled vegetables and rice. Enhance the flavour of your next omelette or rub it under turkey skin before roasting it.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Specialty Oils

All Natural White Truffle Oil

A connoisseur’s favourite! If you like the earthy, bold and undeniable flavour and aroma of truffle, then you’ll LOVE this oil. Made in Italy in an artisan fashion without the use of any extracts, this olive oil is smooth, while having an unmistakable intense white truffle flavour. Makes an amazing finishing oil for so many dishes: try it in mashed potatoes, tossed with fries, drizzled on popcorn, on pasta, zucchini noodles or risotto with some freshly grated Parmesan or nutritional yeast! It also makes an amazing aioli. Once you start adding this “umami” sensation to your dishes, especially starches, there is no going back! A little goes a long way, so use sparingly!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Dark Toasted Sesame Oil

Our Japanese dark toasted sesame oil is slow roasted at a low temperature, and then pressed in small batches. It has a tremendous depth of flavour and mouth-feel. A revelation with salmon, chicken or over rice. Try it paired with Sicilian Lemon or Blackberry Ginger balsamic. Make a stellar marinade by mixing it with soy sauce, garlic, scallions and Honey Ginger or Serrano Honey vinegar. One of the most flavourful and fragrant oils in the world!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Did you know?
When it comes to shelf life and taste,
olive oil is the exact opposite of wine.

While wine improves with age, EVOO deteriorates over time, even if the bottle remains unopened. For this reason, to ensure the best and freshest products are always in stock, Signature Oil & Vinegar’s entire inventory is completely switched twice annually, in accordance with product availability relating to regional harvesting times. In the winter, for example, our supplies come from the Northern Hemisphere, including California, Italy and Spain. In early summer, we switch to products from the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia, Argentina and Chile.

The olives from our California-based supplier are all handpicked when they are just slightly under ripe, when the antioxidants in the fruit are at their highest levels. Then, they are cold pressed at 69o Fahrenheit within two to four hours of being harvested from the tree.

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You can safely cook with it, too. Olive oil has been used for stovetop cooking for thousands of years and is one of the cornerstones of a healthy Mediterranean diet.

While it is true that the ‘smoke point’ of the fatty acids in poor quality olive oils is low, the superior quality EVOO at Signature Oil & Vinegar can be heated to 400F and used in all kinds of recipes – cooked or not.

EVOO is a perfect pairing with meat, fish, seafood, poultry or vegetables; whether they are sautéed, pan-fried or stir-fried. It is delicious used as a main ingredient in marinades, sauces and salad dressings.

Different oils compliment different foods. That’s why the tasting bar is ideal – You can try before you buy, and our staff can help you choose the right product to enhance your favourite recipes.

We use our EVOOs (and vinegars) for absolutely everything – they are nature’s superfood and should be a staple in your kitchen – Consume them daily for all those health benefits and superior taste!

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Flavoured Oil Pricing

750ml    $36
375ml    $20
200ml    $14
60ml    $5.50