One thing I love more than bread is bread with Olive Oil. I think I even heard somewhere that it is better for you to eat bread dipped in olive oil than eating plain bread. PERFECT!
One thing about dipping your bread in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is that you HAVE TO have a good oil. If you get a cheapy brand, you can really ruin the experience. I have had some bad olive oil in my day. It can sometimes be bitter or even very weak tasting. I was sent a bottle of Carapelli Olive Oil to test and I must say it was far superior to the expensive brand that I currently use. The flavor was more deep and there was no after taste!!!
Carapelli has been making Olive Oil since 1893 in Florence and is Italy’s No. 1 Extra Virgin Oilve Oil. If the Italians love it, it must be REALLY good!
My step father is a Sommelier, he can tell you everything about a wine just by the smell and taste. He has all the tricks that he does by swirling the wine glass, smelling and slurping. It’s a whole process to taste a wine.
Well the same thing goes for Oilve Oil. Olive Oil Masters use a small, stemless blue glass to taste olive oil. Its round shape fits in the palm of their hand so the oil warms slightly, releasing the aroma.
There are 4 S’s to Olive Oil Tasting..
Pretty fancy stuff if you ask me!