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 of the largest selection in Charlotte with over 60 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

The Big Easy

One of our favorite four-letter words at Olive This! is…EASY!  After making over 120 recipes in our collection we pulled out a handful of some of our easier creations.  Whether it’s a shortcut on preparation or very few ingredients, these dishes require little effort or little time.  Check them out and let us know what you think!

Click on the main image for the full recipe and step-by-step photos.
Smashed Potatoes with Garlic EVOO Feature - Home Page

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Infused EVOO

Strawberries Infused in Dark Chocolate Balsamic Feature - Home Page

Strawberries Infused with Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

Easy Goat Cheese Spread with Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Feature - Home Page

Easy Goat Cheese Spread with Blackberry Ginger Balsamic and Pecans

Espresso Steak Feature - Home Page

Grilled Steak with Espresso Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Harissa Olive Oil Feature - Home Page

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Caps with Harissa Olive Oil

Quick and Easy Blood Orange Fudge Brownies Feature - Home Page

Easy Orange Fudge Brownies

Roasted Pears Feature - Home Page

Roasted Pears and Raspberries with Lavender Balsamic Vinegar and Lemon EVOO

Easy Cornbread with Chipotle Olive Oil Feature

Easy Cornbread with Chipotle Olive Oil

Skillet Baked Ziti with Vodka Cream Sauce Feature - Home Page

Quick and Easy Skillet Baked Ziti with Vodka-Cream Sauce and Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Infused EVOOStrawberries Infused with Dark Chocolate Balsamic VinegarEasy Goat Cheese Spread with Blackberry Ginger Balsamic and PecansGrilled Steak with Espresso Balsamic Vinegar GlazeGrilled Portobello Mushroom Caps with Harissa Olive OilEasy Orange Fudge BrowniesRoasted Pears and Raspberries with Lavender Balsamic Vinegar and Lemon EVOOEasy Cornbread with Chipotle Olive OilQuick and Easy Skillet Baked Ziti with Vodka-Cream Sauce and Tuscan Herb 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.