Our Olive Oil

A perfect balance of fruitiness, a hint of appropriately attractive bitterness and optimal pungency.

Awards

Vesuvio Estates has consistently won awards at prestigious international olive oil competitions and events.

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About Us

As South Africa’s largest olive oil producer, Vesuvio takes pride in the top quality of our operations, from our generous trees to your abundant table

Recipes

Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a versatile gourmet oil that will meet all your daily cooking needs.

Processing

At Vesuvio Estates, processing, storage and bottling processes are HACCP controlled ensuring that the best possible hygiene and traceability practices are followed.

Our Products

Made from machine harvested olives from the Vesuvio Estates.

Tips

Storage

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is light, temperature and oxygen sensitive. Exposure can result in the oil becoming rancid.  If the quality of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good and it is properly stored, shelf life can be up to 2 years.  Keep your Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive oil in a dry, dark, cool place such as a kitchen cupboard. Do not refrigerate!

Save by buying bulk

Buy your Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bulk tin and save money! Decant as needed into smaller glass bottles for day-to-day use for the table and for cooking.  Store your bulk container in the cupboard.

Temperature

A good Extra Virgin Olive Oil may turn cloudy (white) if it is exposed to very low temperatures. The waxes congeal due to cold, and the solidified white waxes will remain in that form until the oil is exposed to warmer temperatures.  This is a true characteristic of a NATURAL AUTHENTIC Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Use less

Extra Virgin Olive Oil expands when heated so you need to use less than other cooking oils.  1 teaspoon Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil = 1 tablespoon cooking oil.

Use for all cooking

As Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a smoking point of 210 ºC it is ideal for all forms of cooking including frying and baking.

Frying Eggs

For best results for fried and scrambled eggs, heat only a splash of Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil over a medium heat. The most common mistake made when frying eggs is setting the temperature too high. When water sizzles in the oil, it is time to add the eggs!

Dip not spread

Instead of using butter or margarine, do as the Italians do and dip your fresh bread in Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.