Gifts A GoGo is now offering Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Gift Sets online. I am very picky about my Olive Oils, in fact, I am a little obsessed when it comes to Olive Oil. I have tasted Olive Oils while in France, Spain and Italy. Of course, there is nothing better than being on an Italian Olive Orchard enjoying the beautiful scenery of Tuscany eating fresh Italian Bread with Olive Oil. Not to mention all the other wonderful Olive Oils I tasted while traveling in Europe. When I returned to the States and reality, the grocery store brand of Olive Oil just wasn’t going to compare. That’s when my obsession of finding a good Olive Oil came into play. California has many Olive Oil Orchards, so I began my search of trying to find a great tasting Olive Oil and I found one right in my own back yard.
Cloud 9 Orchard is a small family run olive farm based in Monterey County, California. They have won many awards and after tasting, I can see why. Their Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a wonderful aroma of green tea with notes of olives and nuts. It has a medium bite and bitterness which ends in a gentle finish. I use this blend on fresh cucumbers and tomatoes with a little salt and pepper. Delicious! Their Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil has an aroma of ripe apples with distinct notes of green tea and almonds and has very low levels of spice and bitterness. I like to use this on my salmon and chicken. They also have a wonderful Balsamic Vinegar, it’s my husband favorite! It’s a rich, dark and intensely flavored Balsamic Vinegar which is crafted using the traditional methods in Modena, Italy.
The Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Gift Box comes in a handsome wooden crate and includes a 250 ml bottle of both the Cloud 9 Italian Blend and Spanish Blend. Also included, is a 60 ml bottle of the Cloud 9 Balsamic Vinegar. This would make a wonderful gift for the Holidays!