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    I have heard alot lately about quality Olive Oil and Imports not be either extra virgin or of good quality, they are supposed to turn clody in the refrigerator. I have tried several different brands now and none have turned cloudy. Anyone know what brands are good?

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    There about as many small producers of Olive Oil from California now as there are craft beers. Look for California Olive Oil Council Certification. I don't think we can trust the big European importers any longer.

    "A University of California Davis study found 69 per cent of imported oil to the United States failed to meet international standards for extra-virgin olive oil", from Why the olive oil in your salad dressing may be a fraud - thestar.com, is only one of many.

    Tercio

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    • #3
      I agree, California is your best bet for top quality EVOO. Also Costco's signature Kirkland brand passed the UC Davis testing and is very good real EVOO... well priced too.

      Chuck

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      • #4
        colavita is great! i trust trader joe's too.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jakey View Post
          colavita is great! i trust trader joe's too.
          Just picked up some colavita today.

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          • #6
            I always buy EVO the ones imported from Italy. I figured they use a lot of EVO there so must be authentic. I could be wrong on this one though

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cayla29s View Post
              I always buy EVO the ones imported from Italy. I figured they use a lot of EVO there so must be authentic. I could be wrong on this one though
              Yeah, but it looks like they keep the good stuff and sell us the crap.

              Tercio

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              • #8
                Our best oils come from California, too. It was a very small harvest last year though, so oil production was down. We're club members so we got some of their best, non-flavored oil, but in a smaller quantity. (sobs into hanky). Good thing we have plenty of ghee, butter and bacon fat!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tercio View Post
                  Yeah, but it looks like they keep the good stuff and sell us the crap.

                  Tercio
                  i got this one from Costco Il Grezzo Costadoro - italian unfiltered extra virgin olive oil
                  looks ok to me ..hopefully i can cook with it

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                  • #10
                    Er, all olive oil goes cloudy when cold.. olive oil isn't supposed to be stored in the refrigerator.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gain View Post
                      I have heard alot lately about quality Olive Oil and Imports not be either extra virgin or of good quality, they are supposed to turn clody in the refrigerator. I have tried several different brands now and none have turned cloudy. Anyone know what brands are good?
                      How long did you have them in the refrigerator?

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                      • #12
                        Call me confused, why would anyone want to store olive oil in the fridge ?

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                        • #13
                          I buy Filippo Berio Gusto Frittato Extra Virgin olive oil for dressings and the standard EV olive oil for cooking. It's made in Italy, the company is over 150 years old and it's on sale in Italy too so that's good enough for me. I've got three small olive trees in my garden but they haven't had many olives yet.

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