Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Balanced
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Ideal for salads and grilled vegetables
The best extra virgin olive oils have a balanced profile of fruity, bitter and spicy attributes. Here is a selection that lives up to its name.
Neither too sweet nor too intense, you will discover aromas of tomato stems, greenery and eucalyptus. In the mouth, a light bitterness reminiscent of artichoke and a beautiful clarity. This oil will leave you with a nice and persistent spicy sensation with a moderate spiciness.
It is a harmonious and balanced extra virgin olive oil that will go well with fish, all vegetables, tomato sauces, burrata.
About this product
Characteristics and Ingredients
Use: Season your vegetables and salads directly. This oil can be heated in a pan to brown vegetables, cook fish, etc. It will coat vegetables and other baked foods to grill them while keeping their softness.
Smoke point: 329 °F / 165 °C
Extraction : Cold extraction
Provenance: Spain, Argentina or Chile. We vary the origins to balance the taste profiles and take advantage of a fresh harvest twice a year.
Certifications: Non-GMO Project Verified and Keto Certified
Naturally Gluten Free
Patiently Cold Extracted
The taste, the color, the typicity and the benefits of our oils are preserved because we take the time and the means to cold extract the best of the oilseeds. The fruit of this long work is savored in each bottle!
For your vegetables, salads and grilled meats!
An extra virgin olive oil that will complement perfectly grilled seasonal vegetables or salads, spicy Mediterranean dishes and your favourite grilled meats! A velvety oil that will give personality to your everyday culinary creations.
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?
Just read the "best before" date on the bottle. Generally, an oil will keep for about 12 to 18 months after extraction. This will give you an idea of the freshness of the product.
Of course, the fresher it is, the better it is.
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 linseed 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 a purchase of $60 or more for Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces
- Free shipping with $100 purchase or more to other Canadian provinces and territories
- 10.00 for orders of $59.99 or less in Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada
- 12.00 for orders of $99.99 and month for other Canadian provinces and territories
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.
A REAL TREAT!
The bottle says "for salads and grilled vegetables" but it's also a great oil for dipping good bread. I also layer thin slices of tomato on top of a slice of homemade bread and drizzle the oil on top. I add salt, pepper, grated parmesan and finely chopped fresh basil. Delicious!
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!
Fish tacos with strawberry salsa
If you like strawberries as much as we do, you'll be putting them EVERYWHERE!
And for a change from the classic strawberry crumble, here's a delicious way to enjoy this little red fruit: our brand new fish tacos with strawberry salsa recipe. A refreshing sweet and savoury combination, perfect for those hot summer evenings!
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Best olive oil
I love it with salads or as a marinade with balsamic vinegar
A sure value!
This oil is a must-have and cannot be beaten by any commercial oil. Use it everywhere without embarrassment!
Excellent as usual and reasonably priced for this level of quality.
I love virgin olive oil
I simply adore everything from the House of Orpheus, a pure delight in my daily life. Thank you for being there!