When our customers see the vast assortment of Extra Virgin Olive Oils in our store, they often ask "which intensity EVOO do I use for which foods?" First of all, let your palate guide you. If you love that bold robust taste of a robust extra virgin olive oil, then you may enjoy its flavor on anything from salads...to a grilled steak! If you prefer the more mild tasting extra virgin olive oils, then you will enjoy a mild extra virgin olive oil on just about anything. Here is a general guide just for your reference:
- Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oils are great for baking, broiled or grilled fish, vegetables, milder cheeses, soups, and sauces.
- Medium Intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oils are great for grilled meats and vegetables, heavier sauces, pastas, milder cheeses, and bruschetta.
- Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oils are great for salads, heavier sauces, grilled meats, rustic dishes, pastas, risottos, and bruschetta as well.