Pasolivo Olive Oils Receive High Praise at 2018 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

Pasolivo is proud to announce that we’ve recently received the results from the 2018 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, the top extra virgin olive oil competition in the United States and recently ranked 5th most prestigious in the world.

658 oils were entered, and only 395 walked away with any awards. Pasolivo oils represented over 2% of all awarded oils this year.

Without further ado, here are the 2018 Pasolivo Olive Oil winners.


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Pasolivo Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Pasolivo Lemon Blend

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Pasolivo California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Pasolivo Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Start 2018 off right with healthy Pasolivo products

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Our Award-Winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collection

The new year comes with new goals, new mindsets, new ideas, and new achievements. Start 2018 off right with a new focus on a healthier YOU. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a huge part of a healthier diet. Extra Virgin signifies the highest quality of olive oil based on internationally recognized standards. In California, there is an Extra Virgin Certification program (COOC) that ensures that the oil you buy is, in fact, extra virgin.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has multiple health benefits including: a lowered risk of heart disease, lowering bad cholesterol, minimizing blood clots, and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Other benefits include decreasing blood sugar, and fighting against Diabetes and Obesity.

Here at Pasolivo Olive Oil, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most delicious olive oils possible. One taste of our oils and you will experience for yourself the hallmark grassiness and pungency of beneficial polyphenols that are present in a true premium olive oil. Our recipes are based around a healthy diet, incorporating Pasolivo products into everyday meals, and finding healthier alternatives.

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Ingredients on a wooden board to create a healthy recipe

Our Tapenade & Figs recipe brings together high-quality Pasolivo products and a combination of our Black Olive Tapenade, vinegar, figs, and mint. This is the perfect go-to recipe for a quick, easy, and healthy snack. Serve with slices of bread or crackers and enjoy this mixture of sweet and savory ingredients.

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Our Tapenade & Figs recipe using our Black Olive Tapenade and high-quality products

Surprise guests with this delicious dinner. Our Rosemary Tuscan Pork Loin uses high-quality Pasolivo products to make a quick and easy recipe. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes and is a wonderful combination of Pasolivo items.

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Our Rosemary Tuscan Pork Loin combines our Rosemary Olive Oil with our Tuscan Blend

If you are looking for additional recipes to help ring in the new year, you can click HERE

We also offer complementary olive oil tastings at our two Pasolivo locations:
Pasolivo Ranch: 8530 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Downtown Pasolivo: 1229 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

We hope to see you soon! Happy New Year!

 

 

 

7 Reasons why Pasolivo makes the perfect Corporate Gift

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It is that time of year where you are looking for a one-of-a-kind corporate gift, something that is customized or hand-selected, luxurious yet affordable, award-winning or certified, and makes a lasting impression. So why choose Pasolivo when it comes to the ideal Corporate Gift? We have listed out 7 reasons (although there are so many more!) on why Pasolivo makes the perfect Corporate Gift:

  1. Customizing – Whether you are buying a corporate gift for the foodie, home chef, or food enthusiast, you can customize your gift to your clients’ taste. Interested in customizing gift notes with your logo or personal message? We can assist you with this too!
  2. Building Relationships – Business and corporate gifting doesn’t always require a special occasion. Corporate gifts can help foster and build interpersonal relationships as well as help improve morale. We understand the importance of a memorable and thoughtful corporate gift that shows your appreciation.
  3. Lasting Impression – Our gift selections include a range of high-quality products made with all-natural ingredients, curated recipes, and are created with the intention of being savored over and over again. From individual client gifting to large conference needs, let us help you make a lasting impression.
  4. Affordable – Affordable yet luxurious, Pasolivo strives for excellent quality at an affordable price. If you are looking for a gift set under $50, we have several options to choose from. Customizing also gives you the chance to control what price point you are wanting to reach. Whether you choose a Mini Gift Set, an Olive Oil Collection, Household items, Bath and Body products, or one of our pre-made Trio Sets, we know you will fall in love with the quality of our products.
  5. Personalized Service – The Pasolivo staff is committed to assisting you with your corporate or business gifting needs. We understand the importance of the perfect gift and are happy to discuss any corporate gift ideas you may have. Whatever the gifting needs, we’re here for any questions you may have and will guide you every step of the way. Call 805-227-0186 or email gifts@pasolivo.com for order inquiries today.
  6. Healthy Living – Pasolivo Olive Oil creates products that are healthy to the body and a pleasure to the senses. We are passionate about healthy living and strive to create premium and unique quality business gifts that everyone can enjoy. Our olive oils offer many health benefits that include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, it can assist in lowering blood pressure, and they contain antioxidant qualities.
  7. Unique – Our award-winning olives are grown on-site, hand-picked at their prime and pressed within a few hours using our on-site mill, capturing all of the naturally-occurring health benefits of the olives.

Our one-of-a-kind gift sets offer many health benefits and can be enjoyed over and over again. High quality products, client loyalty and appreciation all work to build healthy and unique relationships that will last a lifetime. If you are interested in one of our corporate gifts and would like to speak with a member of our staff, you can reach us at:

Phone: 805-227-0186
Email: gifts@pasolivo.com
Website: https://goo.gl/FBhUkJ

 

 

Harvest 2017 Recap

Here at Pasolivo, harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year! This process only happens once a year and lasts anywhere from 2-3 weeks. If you have ever wondered how olives get turned into olive oil, we have all of the equipment and tools needed for this process at the Pasolivo Ranch. All of our olives are grown, picked, and milled on-site and we do not use any chemicals or heat which is required of true extra virgin olive oil.

The first step in this process is picking the olives. Here at Pasolivo, we have over 6,500 olive trees on our property and 11 different olive varieties. Every day we have a minimum of 80 people hand-picking. Olives are moved by tractor to the mill where they are unloaded into the hopper.

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20171102_173251Bins of olives are transferred from the olive trees to the mill

The hopper is a machine that helps to separate the leaves from the olives. This is the cleaning process where stems, leaves, twigs, and debri are removed. The olives go through the hopper and then are then washed with water to remove dirt and pesticides.

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A tractor moves a bin of olives to the hopper

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The olives are dumped into the hopper which will help rid the olives of debri, stems, and dirt

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The olives are cleaned and washed of stems and debri

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The olives are then given a “bath” before turning into paste

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The final cleanse before the olives get turned into oil

The olives are ground into an oatmeal-like paste. This process was created to release the oil from the olives. The oil is first cold pressed so there is no heat that is added during this process and the olives are crushed to extract the olive oil. The oil rests in large stainless steel tanks until it is ready to be bottled and enjoyed by you.

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The oil rests in the stainless steel tanks until bottling

At Pasolivo, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most delicious olive oils possible. One taste of our oils and you will experience for yourself the hallmark grassiness and pungency of beneficial polyphenols that are present in a true premium olive oil. Try our oils and discover the superior taste and incredible health benefits of our premium and authentic extra virgin olive oils.

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Visit us online by clicking HERE
To read more about our 2017 harvest, you can click HERE
We hope to see you at our next harvest!

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the Skin

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The health benefits of olive oil go far beyond how often we consume the product. In fact, it’s common to have olive oil sitting in your medicine cabinet for anything besides drinking it. Olive oil has several uses, some of which you may not have known or heard of before. We have compiled some of the most common ways that olive oil can benefit your skin and prevent aging.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, olive oil can be used to eliminate wrinkles. Use extra virgin olive oil as a daily moisturizer, a pre-cleanser before your main cleanse, and as an anti-aging regimen. Since olive oil does not contain harsh chemicals, it doesn’t damage the skin, and, in turn, contains moisturizing benefits. It is a safe and alternate way to provide yourself with a glow that is complete with a natural moisturizer.

Extra virgin olive oil can also help reduce dandruff and keep your cuticles and nails healthy. Huffington Post also added that you can use olive oil for dry and irritated skin, sun burns, rashes, and bug bites. This is especially useful in the summer when the temperature can be in triple digits or in the dry, winter months. Whether you are camping, cooking, at the beach, or in the woods, olive oil can be a staple product.

In the article by Marie Claire, “5 Reasons You Should Be Using Olives from Head to Toe”  it said, “..if you’re relegating olives as lettuce toppers and olive oil as one half of your vinaigrette, you’re missing out on some of its most potent benefits—the ability to make your hair gleam, skin glow, and even freshen up your manicure.”

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Olive oil in bath and body products can help with anti-aging

Olive oil contains Vitamin E and Vitamin K as well anti-inflammatory benefits that help reduce scarring, redness, and breakouts. According to Allure magazine, You can also combine course sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil to help with chapped or dry lips, use it as a make-up remover for tough and stubborn make-up, as an ear wax remedy and as a shaving cream replacement.

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Next time you wash your hair, your face, or do your nails, try incorporating a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and see if there are any noticeable changes. Pasolivo offers several California Extra Virgin Olive Oil options that are great for cooking, baking, and for the skin. Click HERE to browse our selection and to find the one that best fits your needs.

Looking for an all-natural skincare line? Pasolivo offers bath of body products that are created using our olive oils and does not contain harsh chemicals. Click HERE to browse our selection.

Do you have any olive oil secrets that you are willing to share? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Celebrate Fourth of July with Pasolivo

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What is better than spending the Fourth of July with family, friends, and neighbors? Adding Pasolivo products, flavors, and seasonings of course! We have put together several recipe ideas below to make the Fourth of July as easy, fun, and entertaining as possible. We also included several gift sets below to help amplify your Fourth of July celebration!

The St. Germain Sparkling Sangria is filled with colorful fruit and is a perfect summer cocktail. This easy-to-make sangria can be customized to your liking and makes 12-16 glasses for entertaining! Click HERE for the full recipe.

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St. Germain Sparkling Sangria

The Italian Basil Corn on the Cob is an ideal summer side dish! You can bake or grill this corn on the cob in this easy-to-make recipe! Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Italian Basil Corn on the Cob

If you prefer Lemon Pepper over Italian Basil, the Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob is perfect for you! It is perfect for a picnic, BBQ, or a family gathering! It is simple to make and uses our Pasolivo Lemon Pepper Blend. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob

Choose a healthier alternative by making the Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger! The Citrus Pesto sauce is made-from-scratch and provides a fresh and delicious flavor. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger

The Pasolivo Yam Fries pair wonderfully with the Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger! The fries have a delicious combination of sweet and salty flavors which will be sure to please your 4th of July crowd. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Pasolivo Yam Fries

If you are looking for a gift set that has a little bit of everything, you will want to go with The Entertainer. Hosting the party? This one will provide you with everything you need for every type of guest. Click HERE for the full gift set details.

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The Entertainer Gift Set

Bring the Heat is a great choice for the those who love spice! This gift set comes with our Lime Olive Oil, Habanero Stuffed Olives, Fiery Ale Mustard, Sriracha Salt and Ghost Pepper Salt. Click HERE to take a look.

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Bring the Heat Gift Set

The BBQ Essentials gift set was made for the grill master! With our California Blend Olive Oil, Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Smoky Spice Blend, and Sriracha Salt, your cuisine will never be the same. Click HERE to take a look at this gift set.

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BBQ Essentials Gift Set

Enjoy all the flavors of Italy with the Italian Essentials set. Enhance your grilled meats with the Tuscan-Style Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil or finish grilled vegetables with the 18-year Aged Balsamic. The Artichoke & Olive Marinara, Spicy Italian Blend, and Sun Ripened Tomato Sea Salt are excellent additions to any pasta dish or Italian inspired meal. Click HERE to view this bundle.
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Italian Essentials Gift Set

Olive Festival 2017 – Pasolivo

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Attendees of the 14th Annual Olive Festival could take a photo with an olive

The 14th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles, California over the weekend was a success! If you weren’t able to join us, we were the Title Sponsor and provided visitors with a complimentary tasting of our products. Our booth consisted of our award-winning olive oil, olive wood products, seasonings and salts to pair with our olive oil, tea towels, vinegar’s, and bath and body products.

The Olive Festival offered more than one hundred olive-related products. Right by our booth there was live music, the weather was absolutely amazing, and it was great to meet so many people! This family-friendly event included samplings, a mobile olive oil press, olive oil ice cream, and a cooking contest.

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Pasolivo Lime, Basil, and Rosemary flavored olive oil and Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Pasolivo seasonings, salts, and vinegar’s

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Pasolivo bath and body products

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Tea towels displayed for sale

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Olive Wood spoons and tile coasters displayed at the Pasolivo booth on June 3, 2017

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Those who stopped by the booth received a complimentary tasting with a slice of fresh bread that is made locally

If you missed us this year, join us next year for the 15th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles. We look forward to seeing you there! You can also visit our website HERE to view our products or you can click HERE to read more about our Press Club.  You can also visit us at:

Pasolivo Ranch
8530 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, California 93446

Downtown Pasolivo
1229 Park Street
Paso Robles, California 93446