Olive Oils & Vinegars
In each store, you will find an abundance of extra-virgin estate olive oils and vinegars. Talk to one of us in the store or just read the descriptive signs in the section to find an oil to make your food tastier…as well as healthier. Looking for a gift for the food lover in your life? How about a full-flavored organic olive oil?
Aunt Angie’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
After rigorous taste testing, we chose this vinegar for our private label because of its excellent balance of acidity with sweet, more complex aspects.
DLM Pure Olive Oil
A low cost oil produced from Italian olives, but is not extra virgin. It has good viscosity with a relatively mild, neutral flavor. We think it is best suited for sautéing and other applications in cooking and baking.
Aunt Mary’s Italian White Wine Vinegar
From Tuscany, this is a delicate, sweet vinegar great for making light vinaigrettes and for marinating and deglazing poultry dishes.
Aunt Vera’s Italian Red Wine Vinegar
Our exclusive red wine vinegar is made from DOCG (government-controlled, highest-quality) Chianti juice. This translates into an outstanding red wine vinegar at a great price.
DLM 100% Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
This oil is certified organic, but may originate from other regions outside of Italy depending on availability and price of organic oil. (Current crop is from Tunisia.) This is also a great oil for everyday use, especially if organic is important to you.
DLM Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin oil made from Italian olives, but not necessarily from Tuscany. While it doesn’t have the complexity or elegance of Vera Jane’s EVOO, it is an excellent oil for everyday use such as making vinaigrettes and light frying. Also try adding in dried herbs, cheese, etc, to make your own oil for dipping bread.
This vinegar from southwest France is one of the most interesting we’ve ever tasted. It’s made from the naturally sweet wine of Banyuls, in the region of Languedoc Roussillon. It takes 5½ years to make a batch, aged in oak, so you can imagine how it develops such complex aromas and flavors. It shows aromas of walnut, vanilla, and spice. Think of Banyuls as a marinade for fish, or to deglaze and make a pan sauce after sautéing duck breast, monk fish, salmon, and mushrooms.
Cavalli Balsamic Condiment Vinegar
Well-balanced, a bit thinner, more woodsy, and a touch sweeter than the other condiments we offer. Made with great pride by the Cavalli brothers of Reggio Emilia.
Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
This is our top tier oil. It is produced from olive groves in Tuscany, near the ancient hillside town of Lucignano. It has a full-bodied flavor with the distinctive peppery bite of Tuscan oils. We think its quality is on par with other estate-produced oils, but at a lower price. We recommend drizzling as a finishing condiment on many dishes.
Jack’s Grill Grapeseed Oil
DLM’s very own is great for cooking and making homemade mayo.
Leblanc Vinaigre á la Framboise
This raspberry vinegar from France’s famous nut oil producer, Jean Leblanc, is bright and fruity, great for summer dishes.
Malpighi Extra Old Traditional Balsamic of Modena
We think this represents the best of Modena: deep, rich, yet well-balanced. You can taste the wood of the aging barrel and the intensity of fruit. It’s a knockout!
J. Leblanc Walnut Oil
This is an amazing oil from the south of France! It’s full of flavor as well as healthy properties. Keep it in the refrigerator, and unlike most fats, it remains in liquid form (imagine how good it is for your insides.) For an amazing salad, combine it with Vinaigre de Banyuls for a vinaigrette, then toss with fresh greens, toasted walnuts, blue cheese, and pear or apple slices. You can drizzle it over hot pasta, or beets and goat cheese, or green beans, or steamed broccoli…you get the idea. It’s even great on mashed potatoes in place of butter.
Mac Nut Macadamia Nut Oil
From Australia, it is excellent over salad greens, and its high flash point makes it ideal for frying and heavier cooking.
Malpighi Traditional Balsamic of Modena
An excellent example of a well-made tradizionale by the respected Malpighi family. When Calvin visited Modena and met Massimo Malpighi, he left impressed with the cleanliness, class, and respect for tradition at the Malpighi family’s operation.
Veleta Sherry Vinegar
Aged for six years in oak casks, the same ones used previously for storage and aging of sherry wine, this harmonious blend of flavor and fragrance will enhance any meat dish, salad, or legumes.
Antara Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
This oil was introduced to us by our friend Kitty Keller, a dynamic importer from San Francisco. Antara has a pleasing fruity aroma and tastes of roasted almonds. It is produced by a small cooperative of Catalan olive growers. (Catalans are a group of 10 million who live primarily in eastern Spain. Interestingly, Catalan, not Spanish, is the primary language of Barcelona.)
Veleta Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Long-time Miami Valley resident Dr. Juan Palomar, who scaled back his medical practice to pursue his passion for the foods of his native Spain, produces Veleta Extra-Virgin Olive Oil on his estate in southeast Spain. Veleta, with its nutty, rustic flavor, is high on our list of personal favorites. Try it with a plate of eggs and Serrano ham lightly fried in plenty of his beloved oil.
Nuñez de Prado Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
The Nuñez de Prado family has been producing great olive oil from their family-owned groves since 1795! The family bottles this special oil in its unfiltered state to keep all the taste and richness of the oil intact. Nuñez de Prado is cloudy in appearance because it is unfiltered. When you open the bottle, you will be amazed by the aromas of fruit and vine-ripened tomatoes. Try it drizzled over all kinds of veggies, especially fresh ripe tomatoes.