O&CO.'s Olive Oil Resource

Providing Insightful Information About Olive Oils

Olive Oil: The Food Pyramid Debate

In June of this year the USDA released My Plate to replace The Food Pyramid. Harvard disagrees with the government’s choice to leave “beneficial fats” such as olive oil off the new diagram. They believe it is important for your nutrition to include these beneficial oils to protect your heart and support your overall physical and emotional well being. Read More...

Gourmet Olive Oils Make Their Way To More Dinner Tables

Many food items seem to have a “humble beginning” stage, but that simply doesn’t appear to have ever been the case with olive oil. Its mystical glow has illuminated history from ancient Greece when athletes rubbed it on their bodies, Homer called it liquid gold and drops of it have been found on the bones of dead martyrs and saints. Read More...

About Olive Oil

Originally, olives were used for their oil; over two-thirds of ancient oil production was used as a light and fuel source. Read More...

The Olive Tree

Throughout history, the olive tree has played a major role in shaping the Mediterranean culture and surround cultures. According to historians, the first known olive tree dated 20 Million years ago and was found fossilized near Livorno, close to Southern Italy. Read More...

Discover O&CO. Producers

O&CO. knows the difference between quality and quantity; that is why they choose their olive oil producers so carefully. Read More...

O&CO.'s 2011 Harvest

Combining an intense depth of flavor and tantalizingly fresh ingredients, O&CO.'s newly unveiled 2011 Harvest Olive Oils offer the latest batch of distinctive Mediterranean fare. Read More...

Olive Oil Tasting

High end cooking events all over the world are taking to olive oil tasting as part of their lure to the masses. Olive oil is quickly becoming one of the cooking ingredients of choice to many cooks and families. The way olive oil is made makes it great for a tasting event. Read More...

The Many Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil has become very popular in the cooking world in the past few years. Many celebrity chefs on TV opt to use the oil in their recipes due to the great taste and health benefits it processes. Read More...

Olive Oils for Everyday Use

We know olive oil can do great things for heart health and may actually reduce the risk of getting cancer. So what are the best ways to consume this ‘super oil’? Olive oil has a great taste that can be used in numerous dishes. Read More...

Baking With Olive Oil

Mediterranean foods, including gourmet extra virgin olive oil, should be a staple in your heart healthy lifestyle. Read More...

The Beauty Benefits Of Olive Oil

Olive oil has been prized for centuries for both its gourmet qualities and for the benefits to the skin. Gourmet olive oil provides benefits from the inside out as it heals, restores and protects the body, hair, nails and skin. Read More...