Want to see some photos from our 2018 harvest? If you want to know more about the the process, harvest happens in October. Stop by for a tour and a taste of Olio Nuovo (the freshest olive oil you can find!)
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.
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.
Ingredients on a wooden board to create a healthy recipe
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.
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!
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:
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:
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.
The olives are lined up and ready to be milled
Bins 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.
A tractor moves a bin of olives to the hopper
The olives are dumped into the hopper which will help rid the olives of debri, stems, and dirt
The olives are cleaned and washed of stems and debri
The olives are then given a “bath” before turning into paste
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.
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.
Our wonderful olive oils in our new glass bottles that were designed with beauty in mind
Olive oil is commonly used in bath and body products as it is a natural moisturizer
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.”
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.
A sugar scrub is a great way to incorporate olive oil into your daily regimen
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.
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!