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Get to Know: Arbequina Olives

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A key player in the olive oil business, the Arbequina olive is small in size but big in flavor. Notably, these Spanish gems can be anywhere from pink to burnt orange in color, adding some interesting color to cheeseboards and antipasto spreads.

 

ORIGIN
Arbeca (formerly Arbequa) of Catalonia Spain 

 

DELALLO VARIETIES
Natural Arbequina Olives in Oil

 

QUICK FACTS

 

TASTE & TEXTURE
A pleasingly fruity and buttery olive, rich and flavorful for its small size. Its texture is firm and meaty.

 

PAIRING IDEAS
Pair up these small fruity olives tangy goat cheese or feta, dried figs or pears and almonds.

 

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