Welcome to Olive This!

Premium, cold-pressed imported extra virgin olive oils and and naturally aged, balsamic vinegars are here in Charlotte, North Carolina!  We’re a locally-owned and operated store located at The Shops at Piper Glen (near Trader Joe’s on Rea Road) offering you a ‘try before you buy’ experience with over 45 varieties. All of our oils and vinegars are imported to our store and bottled locally on site. Tap into our recipe library for great olive oil and balsamic vinegar recipe ideas and follow along with step-by-step illustrated directions.  Discover something new and let us know what you think!

Discover. Taste. Love.


FEATURED RECIPES

Holiday Side Dish Ideas

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Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Lemon EVOO and Mint Feature

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Lemon Olive Oil and Mint

Balsamic Caramelized Onions Pumpernickel Stuffing Feature

Fig Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Farro and Pumpernickel Bread Stuffing

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup Feature

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Olive Oil

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Peach White Balsamic Vinegar Feature

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Peach White Balsamic Vinegar

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Feature

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon-Orange Crunch

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Feature

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Apple Sausage Stuffing Feature

Apple and Sausage Stuffing with Wild Mushroom and Sage EVOO

Roasted Butternut Squash Feature

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and a Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Glaze

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic EVOO Feature

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Infused EVOO

Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding Feature

Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding with Tarragon Olive Oil

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Lemon Olive Oil and MintFig Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Farro and Pumpernickel Bread StuffingCoconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Olive OilOrange Cranberry Sauce with Peach White Balsamic VinegarTwice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon-Orange CrunchRoasted Brussels Sprouts with PancettaApple and Sausage Stuffing with Wild Mushroom and Sage EVOORoasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and a Cranberry-Pear Balsamic GlazeSmashed Potatoes with Garlic Infused EVOOMushroom and Leek Bread Pudding with Tarragon Olive Oil

Devine Desserts

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Dark Chocolate Blueberry Fudge Feature

Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge with Blueberry Balsamic

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Balsamic Swirl Feature

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Balsamic Swirl

Raspberry Balsamic Choclate Cupcakes Feature

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Balsamic and Chocolate Ganache

Zucchini and Carrot Gingerbread Cake Feature

Zucchini and Carrot Gingerbread Cake with Roasted Walnut Oil

Roasted Pears Feature

Roasted Pears and Raspberries with Lavender Balsamic Vinegar and Lemon EVOO

Quick and Easy Blood Orange Fudge Brownies Feature

Quick and Easy Blood Orange Fudge Brownies

Apple Balsamic Chunks with Toasted Walnuts Feature

Apple Balsamic Chunks with Toasted Walnuts

Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Feature

Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cake

Almond Cran Biscotti with Lemon EVOO Feature

Almond Cranberry Biscotti with Lemon Olive Oil

Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge with Blueberry BalsamicSpiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Balsamic SwirlChocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Balsamic and Chocolate GanacheZucchini and Carrot Gingerbread Cake with Roasted Walnut OilRoasted Pears and Raspberries with Lavender Balsamic Vinegar and Lemon EVOOQuick and Easy Blood Orange Fudge BrowniesApple Balsamic Chunks with Toasted WalnutsDark Chocolate Blood Orange CakeAlmond Cranberry Biscotti with Lemon Olive Oil

Olive This! Becomes First Store in Charlotte, North Carolina to Earn Ultra Premium Certification

UP_logo_lrgUltra Premium is a new grade in the industry that distinguishes the highest quality olive oil in the world from what dominates the so called “gourmet” and “premium” olive oil markets.  The UP standard is reserved for the finest EVOOs in the world and as such, the grade of UP exceeds all existing European, Italian, Spanish, Greek, North American or any other standard known as extra virgin olive oil.  In order to qualify for Ultra Premium grade, the EVOO must meet or exceed a comprehensive set of production, storage, transportation, testing, chemistry, and organoleptic requirements. We’re both excited and proud of this new certification.  You always knew the olive oil you enjoyed from the store was of premium quality and held to the highest standards but now it’s certified!  To find out more, (and see us on the certified list) click here!

 


Private Parties at Olive This!

Need a new and creative venue for your next wine tasting, book club or social gathering?  You and your guests will enjoy after-hours access for personal tours, private tastings, recipe ideas and our recommended pairings. Bring your favorite food and beverages to serve your guests. The venue and staffing for the event are both free of charge. Call for more details.


Custom Gift Baskets

Create your own combinations of olive oils, balsamics, food items and accessories and personalize your gifts to suit the occasion. Whether they are corporate gifts, hostess gifts, birthday or anniversary, many of our customers have found our decorative gift baskets an ideal alternative to the traditional bottle of wine. Click here for details.