Il Monello

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Characteristics:

A “Novello” (from the new harvesting season) Extra Virgin olive oil is produced from the first olives harvested early in the season when the taste is fruity and peppery. Most often this oil comes from south of Italy where olives are harvested as early as October.

A real Novello Extra Virgin olive oil is usually unfiltered, and  Monini “il Monello” , a seasonal product, has a distinct taste of green tomato with a fresh grassy fragrance.

Serving suggestions

  • 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh from yearly new harvest
  • Pungent taste
  • Unfiltered
  • Ideal on seasonal soups
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Does the oil colour indicate better or lower quality?...

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What does the term "cultivar" mean?

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Is it true that the extra virgin olive oil holds more...

No, all fats both from animal and vegetable origin, provide our bodies with the same amount of calories, equivalent to 9 Kilocalories per gram. However, Extra Virgin is preferable for the types of fat it contains: it is rich...

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