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Il Casolare extra virgin olive oil £4.32 (33% off) @ Sainsburys

£4.32 @ Sainsbury's
Il Casolare is an authentic Italian, cold pressed and unfiltered extra virgin olive oil. It is now reduced from £6.49 to £4.32, Sainsburys instore and online. They have this offer every yea…
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Il Casolare is an authentic Italian, cold pressed and unfiltered extra virgin olive oil.

It is now reduced from £6.49 to £4.32, Sainsburys instore and online.

They have this offer every year and this is when I stock it up. I personally believe this is best olive oil around, flavoursome, green and cloudy.
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#1
Great oil
#2
Put "il casolare extra virgin " into google and look for video review

Video review!!

Note not DPO - ie olive oil from across a region - even not from italy. It is pressed and blended to make product.

Details below

http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/certifications-seals-and-awards


Edited By: scottg on Aug 25, 2010 17:40: a
#3
My "other half" is Portuguese, so she knows heer olive oil - and she kept this "for best" as a dipping or finishing oil. Being blended doesn't mean poor quality and I don't care if the oil comes from the moon as long as it is as good as this.
#4
Thanks OP. Good oil, nice price.
#5
I have lived in Italy for one year, and this is where I learnt how to appreciate nice olive oil. In my opinion this is the nicest olive oil (at a reasonable price) one can buy in a British supermarket.
#6
Interesting thread - I was in Italy last week and talking to lots of people about Olive Oil. They told me (I've checked and it appears true) that most of the brands over here use Olive oil from Turkey or Algeria, even if though it "appears" to be Italian. They said that Olive Oil from the Lucca area will cost at least 15 Euro per litre to break even - which shocked me !
Any hints etc from people on this subject are very interesting, thanks.
#7
db72
Interesting thread - I was in Italy last week and talking to lots of people about Olive Oil. They told me (I've checked and it appears true) that most of the brands over here use Olive oil from Turkey or Algeria, even if though it "appears" to be Italian. They said that Olive Oil from the Lucca area will cost at least 15 Euro per litre to break even - which shocked me !
Any hints etc from people on this subject are very interesting, thanks.


Some of the best oil in Italy is produced in Liguria, near Lucca, Puglia with the best being probably from around Spoleto.

It is very expensive even in Italy (around £40 per 500ml for the very best) and should be used for dipping bread into, salads, and as a condiment.

It is a waste of money to use this quality of oil for cooking as both the structure and the taste change.

Make sure you check the year of production. Your best oil should be used within the year it was produced. (The Oil year starts about November so you should be finishing the oil that was produced in November 2009)

Sometimes older oil (more than a year old) is sold in the UK. This is OK but don't pay best quality prices.

Blended oils are great for cooking but don't use them for deep frying, just shallow frying because you should really chuck olive oil away after its first use.

Edited By: cannyscot on Aug 25, 2010 19:08: .
#8
db72
Interesting thread - I was in Italy last week and talking to lots of people about Olive Oil. They told me (I've checked and it appears true) that most of the brands over here use Olive oil from Turkey or Algeria, even if though it "appears" to be Italian. They said that Olive Oil from the Lucca area will cost at least 15 Euro per litre to break even - which shocked me ! Any hints etc from people on this subject are very interesting, thanks.
As with my earlier comment - I don't care where an oil comes from, I care about the quality/price ratio.

Interestingly, olive oils in Portugal declare their acidity on the label (generally, the lower the better) but I've never seen the acidity marked on an Oil sold here ..... we rely on "labels" to tell us ("extra virgin" can have an acidity no more than 0.8%, yet some can be much lower).

Also, the price of a product can also often seem irrationally inflated in its country of production - good Portuguese wines cost far more in Portugal than in England. So. it doesn't necessarily follow that something costs more when exported ........ Whisky anyone?!!
#9
I think the importance here is like macliam says - quality/price ratio. For the volume and quality this is a good price.

More expensive oils are likely to offer a little more flavour but its just a case of how much you want to spend. I tend to look for supermarkets selling oils to clear stock. tesco tend to do this every so often.
#10
I love this oil picked some up the other day, always use it.

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