Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Bellucci Premium responds to an article that summarizes celebrity chef Cat Cora’s expert opinion on how to distinguish quality olive oil through taste.
According to a Yahoo! omg! article published on October 8th titled “Cat Cora's Cooking With Olive Oil Tips,” besides knowing all of the benefits to consuming olive oil (for example, it is antioxidant rich and can help prevent certain types of cancer), proper knowledge of how to determine quality olive oil is important.
“Choosing an olive oil can be difficult,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium. “There are many factors that go into finding the perfect olive oil, and most of it comes down to personal preference or what type of flavor you are looking for. For example, types of olive oil may be peppery, like Bellucci Premium’s Toscano option.”
Choosing and tasting an olive oil is similar to tasting wine, says the article. While picking an extra virgin olive oil because of its superiority to other types of olive oil is always the first step, noting the flavors is the harder part. Cat Cora’s process of tasting oil is detailed in the article. First, add olive oil to a glass and swirl it to warm it up. Next, smell the oil and note the particular aromas. When tasting, only a small sip is required in order to detect the oil’s particular flavors.
Chef Cora also suggests using the potato test if you prefer to not do a tasting. Bake or boil a potato and pour extra virgin olive oil on it. “A poor quality olive oil will release a heavy, unpleasant smell when poured on a baked potato. High quality oil will have a pleasant fruity odor,” says the article.
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.