Combining ultra premium extra virgin olive oil Athenolia with white truffle Tuber Magnatum Pico, it proves the theory by creating a rare condiment that is far greater than the sum of its parts - and perfect for pasta, salad, and fish.
The team at Eulogia of Sparta starts with organically grown Athinolia olives hand-picked from their own groves near ancient Sparta in Laconia, Greece. From those unusual olives, they produce very low acidity single estate Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (0.2 to 0.4 % free fatty acids).
The combination of white truffle which comes from Alba and Molise and the excellent olive oil from Monemvasia made up the Ultra Premium Olive Oil with White Truffle.
But, let’s find out more about truffles. Truffles are a relatively rare species of underground mushroom that grows in the roots of some trees or bushes. Truffle is literally called “fruit-bearing fertile body” and attaches to the plant with a sprouting composition-structure called “mycelium”. The spawn textures of these fungi envelop the thin root hairs of the plants and suck mainly carbohydrates while the plant roots beneficiate, increasing thus their capability of absorbing from the soil water, nitrogenous substances, and other elements like potassium, phosphate, iron, and trace elements. Additionally, it is a good source of high protein and carbs. Lastly, truffles are ideal for individuals who cannot and do not want to consume too much fat, and the largest benefit to the health of truffles is that they are cholesterol free.
This is combined with Tuber Magnatum Pico, a highly treasured white truffle found in southern Europe, which they import from Alba, Italy. The mixture matures for more than 30 days before bottling, transforming into a special delicacy. The truffle gives the oil a luxurious flavor and a distinctive aroma. The resulting ambrosia is perfect for finishing pasta, risotto, asparagus, or fish; it also pairs beautifully with gruyere cheese and honey.
TASTING NOTES: Olive oil gains a luxurious taste, intense, with gentle lingering, earthy truffle notes with an unmistakable aroma.