The Prestigious Provence Olive Oil Society – Olivence – is relaunching its range in the UK with two new producers and a wider range of uniquely delicious Oils from the region.
The fabulous olive oils from Provence are produced with native olive varieties, harvested from centenarian olive trees. The olive orchards are part of the magnificent sun drenched Provençal landscape and cultivated by passionate olive growers. The olive oils are produced in small craft production units and are very high quality condiments with a wide range of distinctive flavors. Naturally, Provençal olive oils fully complement Southern French cuisine but will also accommodate dishes from many other regions. They are easy to use because tastes are long and complex and never intrusive.
Olivence is made up of six producers from Provence representing the diversity of the region and various PDOs:
– Moulin Castelas – Les Baux de Provence
– Moulin Cornille – Maussane les Alpilles
– La Lieutenante – Saint-Martin de Crau
– Vignolis – Nyons
New this year :
– Moulin du Haut Jasson – La Londe les Maures
– Lou Mouli d’Oli –Bourg Saint Andéol
The oils are all available for food service and are currently used in restaurants across the UK from Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxford to Sketch, Aqua Shard, The Dorchester and The Connaught in London. They are available online at www.olivesandoils.co.uk Waitrose in John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason, Whole Foods and Harvey Nichols.
Mark Dodsworth, UK Sales Co-ordinator, says this is the society’s most exciting year ever. He says: « Olivence has been finding its feet in the UK and is now a well established premium Producer Consortium used by the UK’s best restaurants and chefs and available in retail outlets across the UK. Our new line up launched this month which follows a really impressive harvest really does shows the most beautiful oils from this wonderful region of France.