Q: Are the olive oils The Olive Shoppe offers Extra Virgin?
A: Yes! All our varietal and infused olive oils are first, cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
Q: What is the difference between Pure, Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
A: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (aka EVOO) is the healthiest of the 3. EVOO has no flaws and an acidity level of .08 or less. EVOO contains Omega 3, Antioxidants and is high in Monounsaturated fats which is considered the healthiest fats on earth.
Virgin Olive Oil has minimal flaws with an acidity level of .81 – 2.0.
Pure or Refined Olive Oil goes through a heating and chemical process to remove flaws and contains only 10-15% EVOO
Q: What is the difference between dark and white balsamic vinegars?
A: Dark Balsamic Vinegars are harvested from red grapes and are generally aged for 12 years or more. White Balsamic Vinegars are harvested from white grapes are aged for 12-24 months.
Q: What makes The Olive Shoppe’s Balsamic Vinegars so thick?
A: Our balsamic vinegar contains 75% more grape must than most balsamic vinegars. It is slow cooked to a reduction and then aged in oak barrels before bottling.
Q: Where is The Olive Shoppe’s balsamic vinegar harvested from?
A: All our balsamic vinegar is harvested and imported from Modena, Italy, the birthplace of balsamic vinegar.
Q: Where are The Olive Shoppe’s olive oils cultivated?
A: Our varietal extra virgin olive oils are imported from many different countries such as Greece, Spain, Tunisia, Chili, Australia and more. Our infused olive oils are imported from Spain and Tunisia.
Q: What is the best way to store olive oils and balsamic vinegars?
A: Olive oils and Balsamic Vinegars should be stored away from heat and light. Refrigeration is not required. Storage in a dark pantry away from heat is preferred.
Q: What is the shelf life of balsamic vinegars?
A: Unopened Balsamic is good for 24-36 months from date of purchase and opened balsamic is good for 12-18 months from purchase date when stored properly away from heat and light.
Q: What is the shelf life of olive oils?
A: Unopened olive oils are good for 12-18 months from date of purchase & opened olive oils are good for 6-9 months from date of purchase when stored properly.
Q: Do you ship nationally?
A: We ship anywhere within the US and any APO address
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: No. Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally currently.
Q: How long does it take to receive my order once it’s placed?
A: Expect a week for delivery from date or order.
Q: What do I do if I received an item that is damaged?
A: Take a picture of the damaged item(s) and send it to OliveShoppe2011@gmail.com with your name, address, phone number and the name of the item or items damaged, and we will replace them for free. If you have any further questions, you may call 855-200-OILS (6457)
Q: Can I purchase gift cards online?
A: Unfortunately, we do not offer the sale of online gift cards. We hope to have them available for purchase soon.