Novello, Italian for "new" (and sometimes called Olio Nuovo), is the name given to early harvest extra virgin olive oil that is freshly pressed from green olives and is a celebration of the beginning of the olive harvest season.
What about Novello's flavor and aromas?
Novello is bottled with intensely fresh, fruity aromas predominant of green olives, fresh cut grass and herbs. Its flavor is typically robust and spicy with a pleasant, slightly bitter finish. Check each product’s description for indications of the intensity.
How is Novello best enjoyed?
There is no better way to enjoy a Novello oil than simply with a piece of warm, crusty bread. Its flavor is so fresh, so unique, you may just want to drink it! Novello is best consumed at its freshest, so don’t be afraid to use liberally with bread as well as in your soups, salads, pasta and other dishes needing flavor.
How can you deliver Novello so fast after harvest?
Soon after the olives are crushed we work with our producers to ensure our customers in the US have access to these exclusive olive oils. We only receive a limited supply each year, so we recommend that you preorder to reserve the items you want. Customers who preorder always receive their Novellos first!