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Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Villa Mille Rose Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a richly aromatic bouquet and a fresh grassy, pungent peppery flavor that can be poured directly onto pasta, bread, fresh or steamed vegetables, salads, and meats and fish directly out of the oven or off the grill. Our oil is certified Extra Virgin by the California Olive Oil Council. For the past years, our Villa Mille Rose Extra Virgin Olive Oil has won the coveted GOLD MEDAL at the Los Angeles County Fair!

Olive Oil and Health
Research by the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC) suggests that olive oil is excellent for the digestive system, brain activity, and bone mineralization. Further, olive oil has been shown to have the following health benefits:

  • Protects against gallstones and stomach ulcers;
  • Helps relieve minor constipation;
  • Reduces the rate of cardiovascular illness by lowering cholesterol levels as effectively as low fat diet, without harming the arteries;
  • Is effective in delaying the human aging metabolism, and is a positive factor in children's body growth during formative years;
  • Finally, on January 18, 1995, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported that olive oil offers strong protection in the fight against breast cancer.

For more information about Olive Oil and Health, please visit the IOOC website.

Balsamic Vinegar
Mille Rose Balsamic Vinegar Tradizionale is rich in complex flavors. It starts out as a mosto cotto (or cooked grape juice) which produces alcohol and some sugar. That product is then further transformed into acetic acid by aceto (or vinegar) bacteria. The sugar that is left behind combines with the acetic acid, which accounts for the sweet-sour flavor of balsamic vinegar. Each year, a portion of the juice is withdrawn from the smallest barrel. The smaller barrel is then refilled by the next larger barrel and so on, with the largest barrel being refilled by the mosto cotto. The differing wood types of each barrel contribute to the complexity of the balsamic vinegar, and the aging process further intensifies the flavor by simple evaporation. For our Villa Mille Rose Balsamic Vinegar Tradizionale, we use the following types of wood (from largest to smallest): Chestnut, Mulberry, Oak, Cherry, Locust, and Ash. This Balsamic Vinegar Tradizionale can be used in a vinaigrette on salads, drizzled on fresh strawberries, raspberries, or a seared beef tenderloin, as well as a simple risotto.