Carapelli Olive Oil Taste Test.

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I am a huge fan of Olive Oil.  I love it with fresh bread.  I love cooking with it.  I love it, love it, love it. 

When you think of Olive Oil, you think of Italy.  Carapelli Olive Oil is headquartered just outside the beautiful city of Florence.  Carapelli Olive Oil has been making olive oil since 1893.

As a leader in olive oil, Carapelli was the first producer to promote bottled extra virgin olive oil in Italy.
The company also instituted a quality certification program that meets and exceeds the extensive, strict quality specifications required in Europe and the United States, that it adheres to today. The reason is simple: provide consumers with reassurance about the consistent, premium quality of Carapelli Olive Oils.

Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oils come in three varieties:

Premium 100% Italian – made solely from the first cold pressing of the finest 100% Italian olives with an intense, robust flavor and aroma.

Il Numerato – a supremely smooth and low acidity oil that is a result of a delicate cold pressing of olives.

Organic – Obtained only from organically grown olives and produced according to organic farming standards; certified USDA organic.

Did you know that you can do a taste test with olive oil like you can with wine?  I had no idea but I was excited to give it a try with Carapelli Olive Oil. 

Similar to tasting wine, there are a few quick steps to having the true olive oil tasting experience. Pour about
a tablespoon of olive oil into your blue glass and gently warm it by covering the glass with one hand and
holding the bowl of the glass in the other.

Then simpily Swirl, Sniff, Slurp and Swallow.

1. Swirl – By swirling the olive oil in your glass, you release the oil’s esters, which are the molecules that
contain the aroma.
2. Sniff – Now inhale deeply. The aroma is the key to the fruitiness of the oil. Is it intense or is it
more subtle?
3. Slurp – Sip the oil while “sipping” in a bit of air. This slurping action emulsifies the oil and helps spread it
throughout your mouth. Take note of the various tastes and sensations. Is it fruity, peppery, smooth?            4. Swallow – Once you swallow the oil, it should leave your mouth with no aftertaste. Again, take note of
any peppery or stinging sensation in your throat.

Swirling the Olive Oil was easy enough.  I poured just a bit into a small glass and swirled it around. 

Sniff, right off the bat I noticed that the Carapelli Olive Oil has a very rich, fruity aroma.  It is not at all a subtle smell.  It made me excited to taste it.

Slurp.  This Olive Oil was very smooth.  There was no stinging sensation but just a touch of a peppery taste.

Swallow.  Again, I got just a hint of the peppery taste in my throat.  It was very smooth with absolutely no aftertaste.

Once the initial taste test was done, I learned that if I do serve olive oil with fresh bread, I will do so in a small dish that I am able to swirl it in first. 

Want to try Carapelli Olive Oil for yourself and have your own taste test?  Go here for a $1.00 OFF coupon at

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