EXPERIENCE WORLD-CLASS OLIVE OIL & ITALIAN BALSAMICS - the destination on Waiheke Island for serious foodies!
VISIT US ON THE MAGNIFICENT TE WHAU PENINSULA FOR FREE TASTINGS.
Looking for something to do while on Waiheke? Come and try the products in our store - at the Tasting Bar. Open 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays during September 2017.
Our Olive Oil
When you taste any one of the extra virgin olive oils we have on show you will be impressed with their taste and will know instantly that these are world-beaters. You can't miss our brag wall that is full of gold, silver and bronze awards and medals from New York, Los Angeles, Japan and New Zealand. The judges in these competitions know what makes a great olive oil and you'll realise that they got it right.
Extra virgin olive oil is made using a process that is sometimes called “first cold-press.” In simpler terms, the word “first” refers to the olives being milled on the first round of extraction. “Cold” refers to the olives being kept no higher than 28 °C, and “pressed” refers to the method of extraction. This method indicates that no heat or chemical additives were used to extract the oil from the olives, which can alter and destroy the flavors and aromas of the olive oil. Without adding heat to the processing, the olive oil also retains its full nutritional value.
Azzuro's oil is made using a modern centrifugal process that "spins" the olive paste rather than "pressing" it, which refers to the old fashioned method of placing the olive paste that has been crushed and spread on mats that are then mounted on a hydraulic press which is then tightened to force the oil out of the paste.
Epicurean Products that complement our olive oil
When you taste our medal-winning balsamics from Modena in Italy you will go "Wow!. Just like every customer who tries them does.
If you are a foodie, a fully-fledged gourmet of refined taste and passion, you will love what we do. The free tasting experience includes Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Rubs, Chutneys, Honey and Olives.