About this product
Characteristics and Ingredients
Use: To season dishes.
Smoke point (?): 329 °F / 165 °C
Extraction (?): Cold extraction - Raw
Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, basil.
May contain: Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Sesame
Naturally gluten free
Fresh basil all year round!
The secret behind its fresh and authentic taste lies in its manufacturing process! The freshly picked basil leaves and olives are mechanically ground together to obtain an absolutely divine result.
No artificial flavours, just the real thing!
To enhance your culinary creations
Drizzle it generously over your summer salads or add it to burrata served with fresh tomatoes, focaccia or simply on a piece of fresh bread. An oil that will wonderfully enhance your everyday dishes!
Frequently Asked Questions
How we make it
What is the extraction method used to make olive oil?
The best extra virgin olive oils are made by cold extraction or cold pressing.
The cold extraction involves the malaxing and centrigugation (spinning) of the olive paste so that the oil is extracted in the form of fine droplets agglutinant to each other in order to be harvested. The first cold pressed process uses a hydraulic press which crushes the scourtins (fibre disks) on which the olive paste is extended. It creates a pressure allowing the oil to be harvested.
Both methods are done at cold temperature.
Nowadays, cold extraction is preferred as a production method, as it is a process that allows a better control of the manufacturing parameters.
Why "extra virgin"?
We often see oils on which the term "extra virgin" is written but it is important to know that the use of the term extra virgin applies only to olive oil and can not be used on other oils.
The term extra virgin is the subject of a standard developed by the International Olive Oil Council and designates the best quality of olive oil. Thus, extra virgin olive oil must have a free acidity level of less than 0.8% and comply with specific organoleptic quality criteria, including the absence of defects and the presence of positive attributes in balance (Peppery, Fruity and Bitter).
How long can I keep my oils?
Simply read the best before date on the bottle. Generally, an oil will keep for about 24 months after extraction. This will give you an idea of the freshness of the product.
Should I keep my oils refrigerated?
It is not necessary to keep all oils in the refrigerator. They can easily be kept in the pantry, away from heat and light. However, some oils must be refrigerated at all times, such as virgin flaxseed oil.
Shipping and Returns
How long does it take to ship products purchased from your online store?
Orders placed on our online store are processed within an average of 3 business days, up to a maximum of 5 business days. We then proceed to shipping via Canada Post (expedited parcels).
How much are the shipping fees?
- Free shipping with any purchase of $60 or more for Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces
- Free shipping with any $100 purchase or more for other Canadian Provinces and Territories
- $10.00 for orders of $59.99 or less in Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces
- $12.00 for orders of $99.99 or less for the other provinces of Canada
I received my order with a missing/damaged product, what should I do?
If you receive your order with a missing or damaged product, please contact us by phone or email. The missing or damaged product can be replaced if you wish, and the shipping costs will be covered by Maison Orphée. If you do not wish to receive the missing product or if there is no more in stock, Maison Orphée will refund the purchase price of the product.
BRINGS A WONDERFUL TASTE TO EVERYTHING
I love using this olive oil. It makes everything taste so good. Just a tiny amount to a dish as simple as rice makes a difference. Everyone loves it when I cook with this oil. I always keep a few extra bottles in my kitchen.
burrata and seasonal vegetables to share
Sometimes when the daily grind gets too heavy, the desire to cook seems to leave us. To remedy the situation, we suggest our recipe for burrata to share: a dish to serve as an appetizer or as a main meal, quick and easy to prepare.
Enjoy your meal!