Extra Virgin Maltese Olive Oil

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Extra Virgin Maltese Olive Oil

20.00

Extra virgin olive picked, processed and bottled in Malta. 

Hand-picked by us on the sun-kissed Mediterranean island, the olives result in a beautiful full-bodied, fruity oil that's brilliant for use in dressings, dips, cooking and even just with bread.

It is truly one of the loveliest olive oils you'll ever taste.  Priced £20 for 1 litre (exc P&P)

Stocks are strictly limited with the next stock not due til 2017 - so be quick. 

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OIL produced from olives grown on Malta, the tiny island in the Mediterranean south of Sicily,  has long been celebrated. 

Produced on the island since Roman times, the sea air that blows in from Malta's surrounding coastline sees the briny air permeate the fruit, as this piece on JamieOliver.com speaks of. 

I've been lucky enough to enjoy Maltese olive oil for years and always courtesy of small producers who sell my parents (who live in Malta) bottles they've harvested to sell to friends and family. Vibrant green in colour, it's translucent and the taste is out of this world - it's fresh and fruity. I love it best with ripe red tomatoes, ricotta and freshly cracked black pepper on fresh, chewy bread - for me, simplicity serves this oil perfectly. 

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Late last year, as Malta's olive trees groaned under the weight of a bountiful crop (2015 saw a great olive harvest), I decided to have a go at making our own olive oil. 

My parents and I headed out and to be honest, I only expected to pick enough for a few bottles. But picking these fruit - from villages, fields, and even near Mdina glass factories - that would otherwise fall to the ground and rot, became addictive. 

We picked more than 170kg - I'd even returned to Malta to pick more - and found somewhere in a town called Zebbug to press them. 

I made a video of the process you can watch here

We bottled the oil and left it in the dark for any remaining sediment to fall. And now, it is ready. 

We're thrilled to be able to offer a few bottles for sale. Most have already been snapped up but about 15 litre tins are still available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Priced at £20 for 1 litre, post and packaging is £4