This has long been one of our best-selling oil gift boxes because it shows with crystal clarity, even to a beginner, how flavors change in olive oils from different regions.
First there's Puglia: long sandy beaches, round stone houses with pointy cone-shaped roofs, and grove after grove of silvery olive trees producing bold, grassy, peppery olive oils, like the one we've included from the Pellegrino family. Then there's Provence: sun-drenched fields of lavender and sunflowers, ratatouille, and soft, buttery, rich olive oils, like the classic Maussane. Although they're only a few hundred miles apart, the olive oil they produce is at opposite ends of the flavor spectrum.
By tasting and using them side-by-side in your kitchen, you'll experience the amazing impact region and geography have on fine olive oil. An intriguing oil exploration, a great gift idea for the traveler you know, or the cook who loves traditional French or Italian food.
The two 500 ml bottles of extra virgin olive oil are neatly packed in a cartooned gift box.