No Italian pantry is complete without fabulous olive oil (Olio) and vinegar (Aceto). Here, we’ve collected our favorites to outfit your kitchen with everything you need to cook the Italian way. With one versatile, well-balanced olive oil, a rich, decadent balsamico, and a flavored oil to add a sunny touch to unique dishes, you’ll be ready for any meal. This kit is a lovely present for the cook in your life.
This box contains:
Gold Wrapped Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Style meets substance in this light, fruity taggiasca olive oil from Galateo & Friends. Native to Liguria, the small, juicy taggiasca olive is beloved in the region both for eating and as a source of an oil of exceptional delicacy and aroma. They are harvested once they reach the dark blue-violet color of peak ripeness, resulting in a milder, less bitter oil than those made with unripe olives. The bottle is wrapped in gold foil to protect the delicate oil from oxidation, a fittingly luxurious package for such a stunning elixir.
Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Massimo Bottura: Turn your next dinner into a Michelin-level gourmet meal with this garlic-infused oil from Villa Manodori. Created by chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena has been ranked the best in the world, this oil showcases his genius with flavor. It’s made by blending extra virgin Italian olive oil with the essential oil of garlic, distilled using a special process that took years to perfect to capture the pungent allium’s flavor in its purest form. Fragrant and rich, this is an amazing finishing oil and a wonderful tool for building layers of flavor as you cook.
Organic Balsamic Vinegar Modena I.G.P.: From Modena, its spiritual home, this organic balsamic vinegar from Bellei is a rare find: a traditionally made balsamic that’s also certified organic. Aged in barrels, this is a rich, dense balsamic that can be used nearly anywhere.