Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crudo
2022 Harvest Puglian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gaetano Schiralli makes Crudo entirely from Ogliarola olives grown, harvested, and pressed at his estate in Puglia. Masterfully milled, Crudo is bold with notes of green almond, artichoke hearts and fresh herbs. Its pleasing bitterness and rounded peppery heat finish clean on the palate. A robust oil.
How to use
Crudo, meaning "raw" in Italian, speaks to how we love to use this olive oil. Crudo olive oil is our go-to finishing oil, from fish and seafood to a simple bowl of steamed greens. Use it to make Orecchiette alla Pugliese, a classic pasta dish of Puglia with Italian sausage, broccoli rabe and plenty of extra virgin olive oil.
For an easy yet satisfying supper, rub slices of grilled bread with garlic and top with warmed white beans. Finish with a hearty pour of Crudo and a sprinkling of crunchy sea salt like fleur de sel. Serve alongside a simple bowl of bitter greens dressed with more Crudo EVOO and a splash of red wine vinegar.
About the producer
Puglia is the breadbasket of Italy; their fields of wheat and vegetables feed the wealthier parts of Italy and the world. However their traditional foods were born from poverty, which makes their regional cuisine particularly comforting. The people are hard-working farmers who don't go to restaurants, but cook at home with the crops they've grown. Their expertise in the kitchen comes from the generations who preceded them, which is a story you'll hear over and over in Puglia.
The story is the same with the Schiralli family. Their farm just outside of Bari was started in the 1920's growing tomatoes, almonds, fennel, grapes and one of Puglia's signature olives, Ogliarola. The family now has 8,000 olive trees on 20 acres of gorgeous land in the foothills.
Their oil is named Crudo, in a nod to their traditional method of production that ensures a completely unadulterated finished product. The olives are grown, harvested and pressed on their farm using a process that minimizes oxidation and helps to produce a pure oil rich in polyphenols.
- 2023 Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition: Marco Mugelli Award Best of Show
- (8 Years in a row!) 2015-2022 New York International Olive Oil Competition: Gold
- 2022 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Robust Category: Gold Medal
- 2018 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Robust Category: Gold Medal
Featured in these recipes:
- 500 milliliters
- Harvest Date
- Fall 2021
- Olive Varietal
- 100% Ogliarola