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While many of our regular customers will recognize the "old man" olive oil - a select few others wait each year with great anticipation for its return! The Ascolano Olive Oil from the Robbins Family Farm in San Luis Obispo, CA is mild oil, with complex notes of fresh grass and lush earth. Perfect to enjoy with crusty bread, in salad dressings or brush on vegetables and meats for roasting.
Also from Robbins Family Farm, the Eve's Mandarin Olive Oil is crafted with whole Mandarin Oranges, imparting not only the flavors of sweet citrus, but the balancing counterpoint of the bitter peel. Ideal to use in marinades for pork and fish, salad dressings with fresh citrus fruit and juices, or drizzle over briny olives and goat cheese.
Their Manzanillo Olive Oil is a unique oil with an exciting, evolving flavor profile. What starts as smooth and buttery, changes to lively and grassy, then moves on your palette to piquant and peppery. Use in place of butter in your mashed potatoes, to add depth to your salad dressings, and will shine when used for dipping.
These beautiful bottles are not only works of art on the inside - the enchanting print that decorates the Ascolano was painted to honor the Umbrian olive oil tradition and is a depiction of a 75-year-old gentleman that has worked on the annual harvest most of his life. Although retired, he comes to the orchard each year and climbs the ancient trees to pick all day and is paid with enough oil for his family for the coming year. This image depicts him as he enjoyed his lunch break on a typical fall harvest day.
Robbins Family Farm is a small producer of Italian, Spanish, and California olive oil varietals in San Luis Obispo, California. After falling in love with the picturesque olive groves and flavorful oils on a trip to the Spanish countryside in 1972, the family decided one day to live their dream of crafting those oils. In the 90's, the family relocated to the Central Coast of California where they rediscovered the wonders of California olive oil and planted their own orchards.
All of their fruit is sustainably grown and still picked by hand. The olives are milled within just a few hours of picking to assure the highest quality and freshness, and then bottled just before shipping. The cool mornings of central California mixed with the long, warm days adds to beautiful flavors of these unique, complex oils.
Studded with green peppercorns, Yaquina Bay Pavé from River's Edge Chèvre is a bloomy-rind cheese with a distinctive trapezoidal shape. This unusual shape allows the cheese to ripen more evenly, turning the firm, dense paste into creamy smoothness, with the bite of peppercorn threading through each silky mouthful.
Yaquina Bay Pavé ripes slowly, allowing you to enjoy it young and sliceable; or let it develop as it ages and becomes bolder yet with a softer texture.
Summer Stone Fruit Season is in Full Swing!
On the shelves today and more arriving every day!
Pluots: Certified Organic Dapple Dandies
Peaches: Certified Organic Zee Lady Yellow Peaches, Certified Organic Glacier White Peaches
Plums: Certified Organic Black Friar Black Plums, Certified Organic Crimson Glo Red Plums
Nectarines: Certified Organic August Pearl White Nectarines
Cherries: Certified Organic Skeena Cherries, Local Tart Cherries, Local Sweet-Tart Balaton Cherries
Apricots - Certified Organic Traditional, Local Mirabelles
All Certified Organically Grown or from trusted local growers!
Raw, Unpasteurized and Organic!
New nut and seed butters from Living Tree Community Foods in Berkeley, CA in Organic Almond, Organic Cashew and Organic Sunflower Butter. A perfect substitute for those who avoid peanuts (they operate a peanut-free facility,) added sugars, gluten, GMO's and other undesirable additives. Ideal for those following the paleo diet!
Love Local! From Rino's garden (of Rino's Italian Ristorante here in Salt Lake) fresh Fava Beans! A delicate treat - enjoy sauteed with pasta, paired with Morel mushrooms and English peas, or puree cooked favas with goat cheese and garlic for an amazing spread.
Siltcoos Cheese from River's Edge Chevre in Logsden, Oregon is named after Siltcoos Lake, the largest lake along the Oregon Coast. A small herd of Alpine goats provide the milk for this rich and creamy cheese, with wonderfully opulent tangy and herbaceous flavors. It is adorned with a pretty fern frond, in honor of its Pacific Northwest roots. Hand-made by cheesemaker Patricia Morfod and her daughters, the cheese is coated in ash and allowed to develop a bloomy rind; early on the cheese is quite delicate and mildly salty - as it ages the cheese will become richer and spicier.
Use a scoop of Siltcoos to balance spicy dishes such as chili or lentil stew, on a cheese plate with olives and salami, or with a chilled glass of sparkling wine.
2013 SoFI Finalist! Each year the Specialty Food Association announces its coveted awards for the best products the world has to offer! The Pecado bar is a finalist in the popular "Outstanding Snack Food" category.
The new Pecado bar from Spain combines the sweet flavor of juicy Spanish figs with rich chocolate and a hint of orange. This irresistible sweet-tooth satisfier is produced by a small family company in the town of Almoharin, from the region of Extremadura, a land of abundant fig trees. In this region, fig trees continue to be cultivated as they have been for hundreds of years, using traditional techniques that minimize the use of fertilizers and chemical products. This non-GMO product is also free of preservatives, trans fats and gluten. Just the right size for a snack and only 95 calories.
On SALE this till September 24th as part of our "20 Days of Delicious Deals!" Only $20.20 for 2 of the Best Sausages in the World (no exaggeration necessary) from Spain's Fermín!
Fermín, quite simply, produces the finest traditional jamons and sausages in the world. The story of this incredible ham begins in the open lands of western Spain, where black hoofed (pata negra) Ibérico pigs run free in family groups. The Ibérico pigs are descendants of the wild boar that once inhabited the Mediterranean forests. Today, it is the last free range and free grazing pig in Europe. The Ibérico feasts almost exclusively on sweet Encina acorns ("bellota" in Spanish) and wild herbs and grasses. Each pig eats around eleven pounds of acorns a day during the fall, gaining more than two pounds daily. The acorns impart a delicious nutty flavor, and are full of antioxidants, which allow the pork to be cured for extended periods with very little salt.
Located in picturesque La Alberca, one of the oldest rural villages in Spain, Fermín has been raising and bringing to market 100% pure Ibérico since it was founded by the Martín family in 1956. Today, Fermín continues to thrive as a family-run business dedicated to artisanal Ibérico production.
Both sausages are incredibly full of deep flavor, with a rich texture, and free of nitrates.
Salchichón Ibérico: Traditional dry-cured pork sausage crafted with white pepper, nutmeg and coriander.
Chorizo Ibérico: Sublime one-month dry cured sausage made with pork, garlic, and paprika.
From family-run Lark's Meadow Farms in Rexburg, Idaho - Dulcinea is a Basque-style raw sheep's milk cheese. Making no attempt to hide its rustic origins, Dulcinea is tangy, subtle, with distinct notes of apricot, cherries and peaches. The result is remarkably balanced and lets the flavors of the ewe's milk shine. Serve with freshly sliced summer fruits, bold dark wines, or just a hunk of crusty bread.
Their signature cheese, Dulcinea won two awards at the 2011 American Cheese Society Conference: a first place in the open category for sheep's milk and mixed milk cheeses aged over 60 days, and a third place in the aged sheep's milk cheeses category.
KoKos Coconut Cheese is a mild pasteurized cow's milk cheese with a nice dash of coconut cream to add a hint of sweetness and a rich creamy texture. Fun and unique, the flavor is slightly nutty with a smooth palette and refreshing finish.
Grate onto pineapple pizza, pair with tropical fruits, or enjoy with a fruity red wine and a square of dark chocolate.
Delectable cheese from Spain! Garrotxa (gah-ROACH-ah) is a traditional goats' milk cheese from Catalonia. Aged three months, this cheese has a semi-soft creamy texture, a delicate flavor and a smooth finish that pairs perfectly with a glass of Cava or Sparkling Wine. The goats feed on a diet of fresh oregano and rosemary creating a lovely herbal flavor.
From The Scholten Family Farm Website:
"Mission Statement: to produce and provide from our family farm, the highest quality products for our consumers in an environmentally and socially responsible way for future generations."
We applaud their commitment to sustainability and you can taste that pledge in every sumptuous bite of their rich and creamy Weybridge cheese. The pasteurized cow's milk comes from a unique breed - the Dutch Belt - who are pasture-raised and fed on sweet summer grasses and hay in the winter. This farmstead cheese is hand crafted to reflect the distinct characteristics of their Vermont land.
Packed in just the right size for any occasion - spread onto bread at breakfast, toss in your basket for an impromptu picnic on the grass, or pair with salumi on an impressive appetizer platter. The cheese is enveloped in a lovey edible mold hiding a lush creaminess inside. Enjoy its notes of mushrooms and citrus with a distinct toasted finish and smooth milky flavor.