Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Qadisha Valley - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Large Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 500ml.
Also available in a 250ml bottle and in cases of 12.
Discover more about the oil below.
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A Premium Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil from the Qadisha ("Holy") Valley, a peaceful part of Northern Lebanon. The Qadisha Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site, having sheltered monastic communities since the earliest years of Christianity.
The olive groves themselves are situated at a height of over 500m above sea level in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, well away from any major towns and pollution. The groves have been tended by the same order of monks for centuries, and are classified and monitored as organic to strict EU / international standards.
Once harvested, the olives are taken directly to the mill for grading and selection. Olives are selected by hand based on size and health. Any individual olives that do not meet the strict criteria for milling are discarded. Only 50-60% of harvested olives finally go through to the mill to be made into oil.
The oil is extracted from the olives using state of the art modern machinery. Once the oil is produced it is stored in modern stainless steel storage tanks at the optimal temperature before bottling.
Qadisha Valley is supplied in dark glass bottles to reduce the impact of light on the ageing process. The constant objective throughout the production process is to minimise the oxidation of the oil. This in turn prolongs the fresh taste and maximises the health benefits which are well known to derive from a high-quality Extra Virgin Olive oil. This attention to detail produces an organic olive oil that will maintain its "Extra Virginity" far longer than mass produced olive oils. To preserve the quality of Qadisha Valley, the oil should be stored in a cool, dry place away from any direct or indirect sunlight.
Guild of Fine Food 2017
Suggestions for use:
Pour liberally over any fresh vegetable salad. Adding a little rock salt sweetens things up.
Qadisha Valley enhances any salad, fish or cheese based dish, cold meats and risottos.
Poured on hot food, this olive oil produces a wonderful floral aroma.
There is a huge amount of research that advises us all to have olive oil as a significant part of our diet to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Having a table spoon of Qadisha Valley every morning is a very positive way to start the day.