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Rio Largo Olive Oil | Truffle Pig Pantry

Rio Largo Olive Oil | Truffle Pig Pantry

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Top Quality South African Produced Olive Oil, with an innovative label design and easy-twist tap containers. 

Indulge in a 500ml tub of Truffle Pig Pantry Olive Oil made and packaged especially for us by Rio Largo Olive Estate. Serving suggestion: Use it in salad dressings, when baking, grilling, stir-frying or in place of butter. Enjoy the olive oil in its most simple form with bread and green apples. Dip the bread in the olive oil, taste, and bite into the apple. Also, there is a new trend of pouring olive oil and flaky sea salt onto vanilla ice cream and we are dying to try it! Check out our Instagram page for Mary-Rose's latest updates. 

Using a state-of-the-art MORI TEM processing plant, with satellite links to Giorgio Mori in Italy, Nick Wilkinson, Master Miller, produces some of the finest cold extracted extra virgin olive oil in South Africa.

Rio Largo Olive Estate has 18,000 trees made up of various cultivars; Frantoio,  Leccino, Coratina, and FS-17.  All cultivars originate from Italy and are known to complement each other in making delicious, well-balanced olive oil. The cultivars ripen at different times during the harvest which determines that olives are handpicked at optimal ripeness rather than being faced with all fruit ripening simultaneously and then having to harvest some unripe and some overripe. Frantoio is the dominant cultivar with good oil yields and a fruity flavour, Coratina is pungent, strong, and peppery whilst Leccino is very smooth and mild. Such cultivars have become the preferred blend for Italian oils and were specifically developed for high-quality oil.

The estate is located on the banks of the Breede River in the “Little Karoo” with hot days, cool nights, and the wind doctor protecting the trees. Irrigation is on demand from the Brandvlei Water Scheme.

2022/2023 Harvest Awards:

  • GOLD – New York International Olive Oil Competition 2022
  • GOLD – Olive Oil Japan 2022
  • GOLD – Amsterdam Competition 2022
  • GOLD – Aurora International Taste Challenge 2022
  • GOLD – SA Olive Awards 2022
  • ABSA TOP TEN – South Africa 2022
  • 98/100 – Flos Olei Italy 2023
  • BEST MEDIUM BLEND – Flos Olei Italy 2023
  • BEST PACKAGING – Dubai Olive Oil Competition 2022

Nationwide delivery 

How to open...

  1. Remove the bottom tab​
  2. Open the top round tab toward you​
  3. Extract the tap​
  4. Slide into the sides of the hole​
  5. Close the “flap” inside of the tap​
  6. Twist to enjoy!

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a great source of antioxidants, which are compounds that help fight inflammation and chronic disease.

The oil’s main antioxidants include the anti-inflammatory oleocanthal, as well as oleuropein, a substance that protects LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidation.

Olive oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and has been linked to improved skin moisturization, anti-aging effects, and relief from sun damage.

Some people have criticized olive oil for having a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. However, its total amount of polyunsaturated fats is still relatively low, so you probably don’t need to worry.

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