Premium, cold-pressed imported extra virgin olive oils and and naturally aged, caramel color-free balsamic vinegars are here in Charlotte, North Carolina! We’re a locally-owned and operated olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting store located at The Shops at Piper Glen (near Trader Joe’s) on Rea Road. We offer a ‘try before you buy’ experience with over 45 varieties of certified non-GMO products. All of our oils and vinegars are imported to our store in Charlotte, NC and bottled locally on site. Ultra premium single varietals are imported immediately after the ‘crush’ bringing you the freshest EVOOs straight from the olive. Tap into our recipe library for great olive oil and balsamic vinegar recipes and follow along with step-by-step instructions and discover something new. Take a look inside the store or come in for a visit, we’d love to show you around.
Discover. Taste. Love.
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Balsamic and Chocolate Ganache
Cupcakes always delight! They’re easier and faster to make and frost than a typical layer cake. They’re individual so no eating utensils are necessary, portioning for a large group is usually more predictable and you can flavor and decorate them differently. The smaller size also provides a more evenly balanced frosting-to-cake ratio. But best of all, cupcakes are fun to make as much as they are to eat! We hid a few whole raspberries inside each cupcake and then topped them with a nice glossy ganache! Click here for the recipe and step-by-step directions.
Olive This! Becomes First Store in Charlotte, North Carolina to Earn Ultra Premium Certification
Ultra 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.
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.