Taggiasca Olives - Pitted
Region: Liguria, Italy
Description: The jewel of northern Italy - the Taggiasca Olive. It is one of the most popular varieties in the north of Italy around Liguria, and is also found n the neighbouring region of Nice in southern France. The variety is also known as the Cailletier. The Nicoise olive is actually the same variety as the Taggiasca / Cailletier. Nicoise refers to the curing method use to prepare those olives. The Taggiasca is harvested when it is a little darker - ranging in colours from brown-green to brown-purple. The variation in colours attests to the purity of this natural product. These olives are also stored in a light sunflower oil and are pitted. Perfect for using in dishes like pasta, pizza, and salads.
Tasting Profile: The Taggiasca olive is rich in flavour and with a slight, pleasant bitterness. They present the palate with an exceptional olive taste, a firm texture, and a clean full flavour. The Taggiasca will complement pizzas, salads, pasta dishes, fish dishes, and even sandwiches. These olives are pitted - contain NO pits, and the oil they are stored in can also be used for other dishes or as a marinade.