Great event in St Laurent de Cerdans (South of France) on SUnday July 29 with typical animations from Catalunya
and less typical
Huile des Orgues had a great booth
You can use this olive oil ‘pepper and spices’ on a grill or in a soup. It will make any warm vegetable tastier.
Unexpected use: try it on a red fruit salad! Made from several peppers (Sichuan…), this olive oil gives several waves of spice in the mouth.
Our olive oil ‘Traditions’ was awarded in Paris, in March 2019, during the biggest annual agricultural fair. This Gold Medal is a great surprise for us as it was the first time that ‘Huile des Orgues’ was competing. This olive oil is a blend of Olivière, Verdale, Poumal and Glory, which are local varieties, specific to the Roussillon. It is super fruity and without bitterness. It is ideal for salads and vegetable.
How did this happen? A technician came to our property to sample our oil. This way, no fraud is possible. The sample was blind tested by a panel. It is a national contest: we were competing with the Provence area, where olive oil producers have a longer experience! We have been lucky!!
Why a blend? First of all because it is required for the ‘AOP’ (‘appellation d’origine protégée’ or ‘product of controlled origin). Then because each variety brings his specificity, a little bit like with a wine.
With the spring, we are looking for freshness in our food. With tomatoes and mozzarella for instance, a little bit of our olive oil and some salt will make you super happy. Enjoy !
This olive oil with boletus is excellent on a simple omelet, in a risotto or with fresh pasta. You can prepare a risotto with basic mushroom and make it taste like boletus thanks to this Symphonies.