Some of the best dishes in the world have an essential common ingredient- olive oil. Not only is it a tasty ingredient that has been a staple of Mediterranean diets for millennia, it has many well documented health benefits as well. Interest in fresh, local, healthy ingredients is growing as more Americans are seeking nutritious, non-processed diets. While most are aware of California's world-class wines, few know of California's international award-winning extra virgin olive oil, created by some of the world's finest artisans. Early on, small artisan growers found it difficult to cost-effectively market their oils. In 2003, We Olive opened its first store with the vision of creating a place for California's artisan growers to market fresh, delicious and healthy extra virgin olive oil.
Today, We Olive is the premier retailer of California extra virgin olive oil in the U.S., with several retail outlets throughout California. We Olive's mission includes educating consumers about California's extra virgin olive oil, creating a place where together with the growers, chefs and customers; we can share our passion for olive oil and experience all the culinary pleasures it has to offer.
We Olive educates customers about how California's extra virgin olive oil is produced, including the unique varietals from which it is derived, growth conditions, harvesting, milling and storage- all of which greatly impact flavor and quality. Every We Olive store has a complimentary tasting bar, allowing customers the opportunity to experience more than 20 artisan produced extra virgin olive oils from every region in California. We are committed to connecting customers with those who's dream and hard work have helped create some of the world's finest extra virgin olive oil, reviving and celebrating the traditions and culture that have been associated with olive oil for thousands of years.
We Olive also offers a wide selection of hand-crafted tapenades, mustards, pestos, balsamic vinegars and more, that enhance and complement the enjoyment of extra virgin olive oil. We Olive is more than just a store with Olive Oil-- it is an "olive oil experience".