When you think of olive oil, I bet your mind first goes to Italy, then Greece perhaps.
But what if I told you that one of the most exquisite oil comes from Martinborough, the wine village situated in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand?
It is my pleasure to introduce to you the stunning ilove Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In my work as a home cook, food writer and restaurant reviewer, I have seen the difference a great olive oil can make. It can take a so-so fish and make it extraordinary. Drizzling it over pasta or pizza transforms the meal in an instant.
Owned and run by Margaret & Mike Hanson and Helen & John Meehan, it's nice knowing it's a family operating the groves. Everything is kept on a human scale: their groves are "typical of olive groves in New Zealand each with just over a 1,000 trees."
I've tasted a lot of olive oils from around the globe in my day but I've never had one like ilove extra virgin olive oil. It's bright and fresh with just the slightest touch of green (grassiness) and citrus profiles to it. And because it's a finishing oil, not used for cooking or deep-frying, you'll be able to enjoy this fruity body with every bite.
And while there are no additives - it is 100% New Zealand extra virgin olive oil sourced from boutique growers - every time you use it, it will taste as fresh as the last. The cool climate of New Zealand seems to be the perfect environment for this. And every year, a new blend is created.
Isn't that the kind of care and craftmanship you want to go into your food?
Get yourself ilove extra virgin olive oil and have the best, the very best for once.