Throughout the year, we celebrate the arrival of so many great seasonal foods, and the highly anticipated release of our Vera Jane's Extra Virgin Novello Olive Oil every winter is one we're excited to spotlight and present to you! It was just harvested late this past fall from family-owned groves in Tuscany, Italy. Clean, bright, distinct green olive and spring grass tones making this "new" oil perfect for fresh basil pesto! It finishes with a healthy, peppery kick indicative of fresh, superior-quality extra virgin oil. Try brushing it on steaks, tossing in salads, or adding a few drops atop DLM Madagascar Vanilla Gelato. Simply put, it's great for everyday uses, so drizzle liberally and enjoy the distinctive flavor of Tuscany.
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Wondering how to make pesto from scratch? Vera Jane’s Novello Extra-Virgin Olive Oil is just the Earthy taste of spring you need and will help you in your pesto pursuits (keep reading for our perfect pesto recipe). In Tuscany, Italy, sits the Zanetti family’s farm, where the olives are grown that are used to make our very own Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
The fruit of their labor is harvested once a year during a small window. Most of the oil will be stored and bottled as needed, but a select amount is sent to us as the first harvest for you to enjoy. We consider this the most exciting oil of the year with its grassy taste that explodes with freshness as it hits your mouth. It’s a special treat, indeed, and only distinguished as Novello for a limited time. What to do with Vera Jane’s Novello Extra-Virgin Olive Oil? Drizzle liberally. Here are a few ideas, including our recipe for perfect pesto.
With pops of garlic, fresh herbs, and a pinch of red pepper flakes, finish your Lemon Garlic Pasta with a drizzle of Vera Jane's Novello Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for a mouthwatering meal.Get the recipe >>