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Dean Jacob’s Bread Dipping Seasonings

Xcell-OVSThe perfect complement to your olive oil, Dean Jacob’s Bread Dipping Seasonings feature distinct seasoning blends that capture the essence of Italy’s four regions, famous for their cuisine. The company’s Sicilian seasoning blend is spicy, featuring tomato, peppers and herbs. Parmesan seasoning contains roasted garlic and cheese. Dean Jacob’s Tuscany seasoning blend is robust in flavor, with sun-dried tomato and basil. Finally, Rosa Maria is a unique blend of rosemary and garlic.

What makes Dean Jacob’s seasoning blends so special is that the company custom blends the product. Your customers will not find anything else on the market like these. You can use these seasonings with your favorite olive oil for dipping as an appetizer or with dinner, or you can use them for grilling, sauces or dips.

Other products available from Dean Jacob’s include Extra Virgin Olive Oil imported from Greece, dipping dishes and cruets, as well as stacking jars and tins of individual seasoning blends to round out your store’s product assortment.

For more information and to peruse Dean Jacob’s full product line catalog, contact the company at 800.722.7751, or visit www.info@xcellint.com.

Olive Oils and Infused Vinegars from Bellindora and Delta Barrel

BellindoraVinegars-OVSBellindora & Delta Barrel products are produced on a family ranch located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin wine country. Bellindora’s fruit-infused vinegars blend the company’s California balsamic with the highest quality fruit sourced from local farms in California, Oregon and Washington. The rich, slightly sweet flavor readily lends itself to vinaigrette dressings, gourmet sauces and marinades, and it brings out the sweetness of fresh fruits.

The wonderful climate and rich land have given Bellindora access to the finest wine and agricultural products available. Developed through years of exploring new recipes ideas, Bellindora produces versatile vinegars for everyday cooking. The products add sophisticated flavor to cooked vegetables, savory sauces, stews, marinades and seasonal fruits.

Bellindora fruit-infused dark balsamic is available in retail size and bulk. Flavors offered include fig, apple, peach, pomegranate, cherry and champagne pear. Flavors offered only in bulk include blackberry balsamic, pumpkin spice, cinnamon pear and golden pineapple.

The company also offers Delta Barrel Wine Vinegars in retail size and bulk. Flavors include cabernet sauvignon, Champagne, California balsamic and California golden balsamic. The taste is like the fruits from which they came with a distinct varietal wine character.

Finally, Delta Barrel Olive Oil, is freshly pressed from California arbosana and frantoio olives. It is machine and hand-harvested and cold pressed within hours of harvest.

For more information, call 209.334.5544, email bellindora@att.net, reach the company by fax at 209.333.1588, or visit www.bellindora.com.

Salad Zinger Helps Users “Zing” Up Their Veggies

ZingAnything-OVSVeggie lovers can shake it up by “Zinging” tasty dressings with the Salad Zinger. Simply add your ingredients to the grind cup (garlic, onion, herbs, spices, fruit, etc.), pour in olive oil and vinegar, shake, and “voila!”—you have a healthy and delicious homemade dressing. With the Salad Zinger you can make the Italian dressing you always wanted, the orange vinaigrette that will have your guests asking for the recipe, a strawberry balsamic salad dressing that wows you every time or whatever else your healthy heart desires.

Keep the butter in the fridge. The Salad Zinger can make flavored oils and vinegars for dipping, marinating, sautéing or adding flavor to pasta, rice and potato dishes. The possibilities and healthy recipes are limited only by your creativity. “Zing!”

The cruet’s bottom-mounted grinder retains the ground ingredients, allowing the pure extracted flavors to travel through a stainless steel screen for maximum infusing capabilities. All that one needs is to add fresh ingredients, twist and shake.

For more information head to www.zinganything.com.

Fine Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegars from Wild Forest Products

WildForest-OVSOne of the goals at Wild Forest Products is to bring truffles into an everyday dining experience. Wild Forest Products imports the finest olive oil and truffle flavoring from Italy to create its highly regarded and sought-after truffle products. The Italian olive oil blended with truffle flavor from Italy creates Wild Forest’s signature Black & White Truffle Olive Oils.

Wild Forest proudly imports its Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Apulia. This is an exquisite olive oil, great for cooking and ideal when used as a finishing olive oil. For the porcini lovers, the company offers a wonderful Porcini Olive Oil with real porcini pieces. Then there is the Garlic Infused Pure Italian Olive Oil. Wild Forest is proud to say that its garlic oil is very strong and bold and tastes like garlic.

Wild Forest Products has also received high praise for its imported Balsamic Condimenti from Modena. The balsamic glazes are perfect for a dessert or end-of-dinner cheese plate.

For more information, visit www.truffleoilsandmore.com.

Add Flavor with Robert Rothschild Farm

RobertRothschild-OVSTo create a masterpiece out of your next meal, the finest ingredients must be selected. Often, the most basic ingredients make the biggest impact on flavor. This back-to-basics approach inspired the line of gourmet oils and vinegars from Robert Rothschild Farm.

The gourmet oils from Robert Rothschild Farm include Basil Oil, Garlic Oil and Habanero Oil. Each oil adds a unique and subtle flavor to any meal masterpiece that a consumer would want to create.

The dipping oils from Robert Rothschild Farm epitomize the company’s “open and serve” philosophy. Enjoy the flavors of their Herbes de Provence Dipping Oil, Italian Herb Dipping Oil or Wasabi Sesame Dipping Oil. All of them pair perfectly with a number of bread options and make elegant and easy appetizers.

Lastly, the rich vinegars from Robert Rothschild Farm are as versatile as they are unique. Cherry Balsamic Vinegar, Fig Balsamic Vinegar and Red Raspberry Vinegar all make delectable vinaigrettes for salads and can be substituted for ordinary vinegars in any number of recipes. By simply switching the oil or vinegar, consumers can make a large impact on the flavor profile of their next gourmet meal.

For more information about Robert Rothschild Farm products, call 800.356.8933, email info@robertrothschild.com, or visit www.robertrothschild.com. You can also find Robert Rothschild Farm on Facebook and Pinterest.

Benissimo Oils Taste as Good as They Look

Hongar Farms-Benissimo-OVSBenissimo is proud to feature its all-natural gourmet flavor-infused oils. The products’ signature look, unforgettable packaging and amazing flavors bring customers back to Benissimo time after time. Using only all-natural ingredients, Benissimo’s oils develop their exceptional flavors from fresh and naturally dried herb stems and a unique combination of herbs and spices. When the company combines these flavors with oil, it creates a wonderful flavor and appearance that “tastes as good as it looks.”

Benissimo offers nine flavor-infused oils, each of which has a range of uses from marinating and cooking, to crafting salad dressings and bread dippers. All of Benissimo’s flavor-infused oils are all-natural, cholesterol-free and are a healthy way for consumers to easily add great new flavors to their everyday meals.

For sales and distribution, contact Source Atlantique at 201.947.1000 ext. 139. For more information visit http://sourceatlantique.com/brand/benissimo.

Viola Imports: Authentic Foods, Uncompromising Quality

ViolaImports-OVSViola Imports takes pride in providing a selection of top quality extra virgin olive oils representing three of the most important olive oil producing regions: Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily. These olive oils are a true representation of the local fruit and the various characteristics of each region. All are from award-winning producers.

From Puglia, The De Carlo family has a long history of olive cultivation and olive oil production, dating back to the year 1600. Torre di Mossa was awarded 2013 Best Olive Oil in the world by Flos Olei. From the magnificent countryside of Tuscany, Giachi Duomo IGP was awarded “one of the world’s best extra virgin olive oils for 2013” by the New York International Olive Oil Competition. The company’s most recent addition is Frantoi Cutrera from Sicily, where the family carries on the profession with the “true love and dedication.” Also available are Primo, D.O.P., and monocultivars, Nocellara and Biancollilla.

For more information, contact Viola Imports at 847.690.0790, or visit www.violaimports.com.

Alcala Farms Flavor-Infused Cottonseed Oils

 

1-AcalaFILL-OVSFavored for their purity, lightweight body, culinary performance and intense flavor profiles, Acala Farms Flavor-Infused Cottonseed Oils are heart-healthy, rich in antioxidants and contain zero trans fat and cholesterol. The oils offer flavor intensity that works and plays well with others, enhances but does not overpower and never leaves a base-oil residue. In short, the flavor you ask for is the flavor you get—pure and simple.

 

Acala Farms’ oils are intended for experimenting, for discovery, for creating great food and having fun doing it. Use them to fry, stir-fry, sauté and deep fry. They will not burn, scorch or disappear in the pan. Pop popcorn in your favorite flavor. Use it with steamed veggies and pasta. Or try it as a base ingredient in salad dressings, soups, salsas and guacamole. Let your imagination be your guide.

 

For more information on Acala Farms Flavor-Infused Cottonseed Oil, visit www.acala-farms.com.

 

When It Comes to Oils and Vinegars, Customers Always Seeking the Next Big Thing

By Lucas Witman

There was a time when shopping for cooking oil meant choosing between a few plastic bottles of vegetable, canola, peanut and olive oils, likely selecting the one with the most attractive price tag. Now, the average grocery store stocks dozens of different types of oils, and many consumers stock their pantries with a variety of them, each carefully selected to fulfill a different task in the kitchen. There is vegetable oil for frying, extra virgin olive oil for vinaigrettes, and sesame oil for finishing off a perfect stir-fry. These products may be accompanied by walnut, grape seed, cottonseed and avocado oil, or any number of additional products that are becoming increasingly popular among home cooks.

The U.S. vinegars marketplace has become similarly diverse in recent years. Gone is the simple choice consumers once had between white wine, red wine, cider and balsamic. Today, one may use French champagne vinegar in one dish, later switching to South Korean persimmon vinegar for another. Even within the world of balsamic vinegar, the number of different products available is staggering, including everything from a rich, syrupy 12-year-old balsamico di Modena from Italy to flavorful infusions with orange blossom, maple and even chocolate.

For oils and vinegars companies today, capturing the attention of the modern consumer means always looking for the next big thing. It is vital for successful companies to stay on top of current trends and work to offer consumers what they crave. One example of a company that is doing this is Kelapo, which is at the forefront of the growing coconut oil trend.

Coconut oil, extracted from mature coconut meat, has recently risen in popularity among U.S. consumers as a versatile cooking ingredient. Coconut oil can be used for a number of different purposes, from frying chicken to popping popcorn. It also works great for baked goods.

There are a growing number of companies currently bringing coconut oils and spreads to the American marketplace, but Kelapo founder Erin Meagher argues that her company’s products stand out above the rest.

“Everyone thinks, because they hear everything about coconut oil now, it’s all made the same, and it’s absolutely not the same,” Meagher said. “Beside being unrefined, organic and fair trade, ours is just a higher quality. You’re going to get it when you open up the jar and smell how light and flavorful it is. And when you cook with it, it’s going to have a great flavor and not leave any aftertaste.”

However, it is not just the quality of Kelapo coconut oil products that sets the company apart from its competition, but also the versatility of these offerings. “After the quality, it’s the innovation that we have,” Meagher said. “Just because you’re switching to coconut oil…you still want convenience. That’s why we have not just the jars. We have a cooking spray. We have the premeasured sticks, the pouches. If…I’m going fry my eggs with a cooking spray, why not coconut oil?”

With so many vinegar options available today, it is equally important for companies within this industry to do what they can to set themselves apart from the pack. This is what O Olive Oil has done, distinguishing itself for the quality of the vinegars it offers and their diversity. O Olive Oil offers no less than 19 different white wine, red wine, rice wine and balsamic vinegars, including everything from the rich and robust to the delicate and drinkable.

What truly differentiates O Olive Oil’s vinegars from those of the company’s competitors is the process through which they are created: barrel aging. “Most of the vinegars that you see on the market are aged mechanically,” said Mario Aranda, Vice President of O Olive Oil. “We’re in the middle of wine country, so we have access to all of the beautiful grapes and wines. Vinegar, by definition, is sour wine. Most of the vinegars out there do not use wine at all. They use sugar water, fruit water. But we use the actual wine, and then barrel age the vinegar.”

The makers of O Olive Oil also try to draw customers to the truly unique vinegars offered by the company by focusing on creating beautiful packaging. The company’s vinegars are so attractive that they have become quite popular as hostess gifts, even being featured on Oprah on an episode in which Oprah Winfrey herself presented some of her favorite holiday gifts. “We work very hard and say that we taste as good as we look,” Aranda said. “We won a number of design awards at [the Summer Fancy Food Show] and in design shows themselves. It ought to look and taste yummy as well.”

Ariston Continues Providing the Very Best in Olive Oil

Ariston-OVSThe Doukas family has been producing extra virgin olive oil for three generations and could only think of one word to describe it: “Ariston,” which in ancient Greek means, “the very best.” To keep offering the very best, at the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show, Ariston introduced a line of Californian Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Californian Koroneiki Infused Olive Oils to meet customers need for products that are made here in the United States.

Since 1997, Ariston has been selling its extra virgin olive oil in the Ariston Refill and Save Program. Imagine that you buy six to 10 glass bottles per year of extra virgin olive oil. Now, imagine your neighbors, family and friends buy that many as well. When you are done with the bottle where does it go? By purchasing your extra virgin olive oil through Aristons Refill and Save program, you are able to reuse your bottle and save money on future refills. Due to the success of the Ariston Refill and Save Program, Ariston has now extended the program to its entire extra virgin olive oil, infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar condiments line. And while the rest of the EVOO world has caught on to the fusti bulk concept, Ariston sets itself apart by producing extra virgin olive oil from its own farms and neighboring farms, ensuring that consumers receive the very best oil from Koroneiki olive trees.

Ariston is planning to launch several new flavors, including chocolate-infused olive oil, thyme-infused olive oil, oregano-infused olive oil and pizza-flavored olive oil, as well as a series of premium flavored balsamic vinegars including chocolate-honey-orange, espresso balsamic, Sicilian lemon balsamic, mango balsamic, Calabrian tangerine balsamic and truffle-infused balsamic, just to name a few.

Arison also offers a line of all-natural honey from beekeepers local to where the olives are harvested as well as all-natural fruit preserves from Greece.

For more information, visit www.aristonoliveoil.com.