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Olive - Castelvetrano (Product of Italy)

Description

Castelvetrano is a variety of olive that is grown in Italy, most notably in areas around Sicily. Castelvetrano olives are harvested young and cured in lightly salted brine, which accounts for their bright green hue and meaty texture. Medium in size and oval in shape, the Castelvetrano provides a mild, sweet and slightly salty flavor.

Applications/Techniques

Excellent as a bar snack, vinaigrettes, salads, pastas, braises, sauces, tapenades, appetizers and cocktails.

History

Castelvetrano is a town on the western end of the island of Sicily in the province of Trapan, in the valley formed by the Bleice River.

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