Can you cook with extra virgin olive oil?

Yes! High quality extra virgin olive oil like Oleamea oils will start to smoke at 210 degrees Celsius. This is higher than the heat required for deep-frying, so extra virgin olive oil is perfect for deep-frying AND most other forms of home cooking.

What is the shelf life for extra virgin olive oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is best consumed within 12 months from the date of harvest. Our extra virgin olive oils are given a best before date of typically one and a half to two years from bottling, depending on the oil at the time of bottling. Extra virgin olive oils will not actually go off after this period; however they may lose some of their freshness and flavour which may result in them no longer being classified as extra virgin olive oil. To ensure the oil stays as fresh as possible, store the bottle upright, in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight. Always keep the lid closed tightly when not in use.

What is the best way to store extra virgin olive oil?

The best environment for extra virgin olive oil is in a cool dark place away from light and heat. Extra virgin olive oil, or any other type of olive oil, should not be stored in the fridge as this will cause the oil to solidify. Always use extra virgin olive oil within 4-6 weeks from the date of opening.