Garage Sale Novo Frantoio

Garage Sale Novo Frantoio

Produced by Novo Frantoio
Tuscany - Italy

Novo Frantoio, aka Oro di Toscana, is part of our virtual Olive Oil Garage Sale featuring past season (but still very delicious) oils at reduced prices.

Produced by the Nenna family in western Tuscany on the slopes of the Colline Pisano, the hills that run south along the coast from Pisa, and pressed from Frantoio, Moraiolo, and Leccino olives at the Nenna’s Frantoio Novo. This extra virgin olive oil is soft and buttery, with moderate fruitiness and medium pungency. Use it for cooking, salads, and drizzling at the table.

Garage Sale Novo Frantoio

Regular price $24 $24
Sale price $24 Regular price
Sale price $24
Regular price $24 $24
Sale price $24 Regular price
Sale price $24
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The tins are marked with a best-used-by date, typically 18 months from pressing. It’s meant to help consumers, but too many people believe the oil somehow changes after this arbitrary deadline and should not be used. That’s not the case.⁠

Extra virgin olive oil is an agricultural product that does change over time. The sharp flavor of freshly pressed oil mellows, and the bitter tang fades. But well-made oils, stored properly, can last several years before oxidation renders them unpalatable. ⁠

In the places where olive oil is made and consumed, the previous year’s is kept for cooking and other uses where the flavor isn’t so critical. If fresher oil is available, it’s used for salads and as a condiment at the table. But the older oil is still delicious, even if the flavor is softer than it was when younger.