Monday, October 8, 2012

Like Wine, but... OIlier

During one of my art perusing afternoons, I stumbled into Old World Olive Press, a merchant of top shelf Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar products. 

Old World Olive Press originally opened in Rockford in 2009, two more locations followed in Plymouth and Birmingham, MI. The GR location on Monroe Center opened earlier this year. The facility functions much like a wine tasting. You can sample countless flavors of oil and balsamic vinegars. 
What did I learn? Well, I don't like sipping olive oil straight, even if it is infused! But there is a whole world of flavored vinegars out there that is just waiting to be experimented with–and I can't wait to get started.

I opted for the Cranberry Pear as a first go around. I tried it tonight mixed with oil on a bit of arugula, beets and mozzarella. Amazing. 


  1. I love this story! I bought their lavender balsamic vinegar and basil olive oil, and they combine to make an incredible vinaigrette dressing that I've been enjoying a lot lately on spinach salad with goat cheese and pecans.

    1. There's so much potential. So excited to have these guys right now the street!