Christmas gift ideas from the producers of Provence: medalled olive oils, honeys from France, olives and tapenades from the south.
Christmas is approaching fast… it’s a unique moment to discover the unique flavors of extra virgin olive oils from France, honeys from Provence, olives and tapenades from Provence. Original, natural and authentic gifts, produced in Provence that will seduce your family and friends! To celebrate the end of the year 2020 in the tradition of Provence, find on the website of La Compagnie de l’Huile d’Olive, the best products of Provence!
PDO, DOC, ORGANIC and medal-winning olive oils: natural gifts produced in France
Olive oil from France is an exceptional product certified by appellations and certifications: PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence, PDO of Nîmes, PDO of Provence, PDO of Nyons, PDO of Haute Provence, Organic of the Var, Organic of Haute Provence. A PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), an DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) or the logo “Huile d’olive de France” are the best indicators for a high quality olive oil. But it is also, olive oils medalled in the biggest contests: General Agricultural Contest of Paris, National Contest of olive oils of Draguignan…
During these competitions, a jury of professionals evaluates the qualities of the olive oils, according to several criteria: the aromatic intensity and the character of the oil, its ardour and its bitterness. Thus, the medal-winning olive oils from France bring the certainty of tasting a beautiful and perfectly balanced olive oil. It is true that this quality comes at a cost, that of rarity, that of Made in France, that of the traditional know-how of small producers in Provence. The Compagnie de l’Huile d’Olive, invites all lovers of authentic Provence to discover and taste the different fruity olive flavors. Discover the Compagnie de l’Huile d’Olive’s gift boxes, which are composed with attention/
French table olives and tapenades for high quality appetizers!
It’s olive season! They have just been harvested and are to be enjoyed plain or in tapenade. If olives are the stars of summer appetizer in Provence, they can be eaten all year long. The quality of French olives is undeniable. They are picked by hand, carefully rinsed and put in brine by olive confectioners, according to an ancestral know-how in Provence.
The Picholine and Lucques varieties of olives are a delight for any appetizer with family and friends. They can be enjoyed with a glass of good wine or with a cocktail… But also with a raw champagne! Lucques also goes well with dry white wines. Take advantage of the season of the French table olives, to offer them and taste them!
Another key recipe of the Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine, the tapenade! This indispensable appetizer can be green or black. With its sunny flavors, the tapenade is excellent on a good country bread and it raises with talent all the toasts, the dips of vegetables, funds of pies, puff pastries and recipes of kitchen. Choose olives and tapenades produced in France to discover real flavors!
Honey from Provence: the sweetness and fragrance of flowers!
Lavender honey, linden honey, thyme honey and honey of all flowers… The honeys selected by the Compagnie de l’Huile d’Olive are produced only by small local producers. They are pure honeys which are not heated and which, consequently, preserve all their gustatory properties and their benefits for health. Bees fascinate young and older people alike and honey establishes a special relationship with nature.
Giving honey at Christmas is also a gift full of meaning! The consumption of honey by man dates back to prehistoric times and all the great civilizations of history have used honey. With olive oil, honey is linked to Provence and its history. Men have always lived near bee colonies and beehives are the image of men’s villages. The Compagnie de l’Huile d’Olive’s olive oil and honey gift sets translate the whole art of living in Provence!