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Bariani Olive Oil

Updated on October 14, 2013

Bariani Olive Oil Family Makers Choose Quality

Bariani olive oil traces its origin from Lombardy, Italy and now makes its new roots for the olive trees in Sacramento California. The Bariani family has committed themselves to producing an authentic extra virgin olive oil with their own unique approach to manufacture.

Bariani olive oil is cold pressed like most extra virgin oils but the difference is in the stone pressing of the olives. The final product is scrutinized by the family so much that they limit the quantity each year that they produce so as not to sacrifice any quality in the taste, color, and consistency of this fine oil.

Most treat this oil as they would a fine wine or champagne, while it is ideal for cooking most use it in its raw form as a salad topper, dish finisher, or even to soak bread slices.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Uses

Although there are over a hundred uses for extra virgin olive oil, the most common ones are in the culinary arena. EVOO is mainly used as a finishing product to add flavor to just cooked dishes, cold or room temperature appetizers, salad dressings, and as mentioned before as a dipping liquid when seasoned or alone.

The reason for this specific use is that when the oil is heated at high temperatures the flavor is severely compromised. Remember this oil is made from the first pressing of the olives so there are no additives or refinements. If an olive oil is needed for cooking dishes then consider a lower grade.

Feeling daring? Below are two quick and easy recipes to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

If you are new to using extra virgin olive oil then here are two very quick and very easy recipes to get you started enjoying the natural flavors of this healthy and delicious addition to any meal.

extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil

The is a simple dipping for crusty bread using a high quality extra virgin olive oil.

Cook Time

Prep Time: Seconds

Total Time: Less than a minute

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Bariani Olive Oil
  • Peppercorns: black or blends
  • Kosher or Sea Salt
  • Your favorite crusty bread

Instructions

  1. Use Bariani Olive Oil by pouring a silver dollar size portion in a bread plate.
  2. Make a few twists from a pepper mill filled with your favorite blend of peppercorns.
  3. Then hit the plate with a few crystals of kosher or sea salt
  4. The best types of breads are usually ones with a harder crust but soft and moist in the middle. Baguettes, focaccia, or even a french style loaf sliced an inch or two thick would make a great appetizer.
  5. (Image Credit to avlxyz - Licensed via Creative Commons with Attribution)
Cast your vote for Dipping with Crusty Bread
EVOO and Balsamic
EVOO and Balsamic

Basic Balsamic Vinegarette Salad Dressing - Easy Recipe #2 Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Get this easy recipe down and the sky is the limit for creating great dressings for salads and marinades. It's so simple to put together but the secret is in the quality ingredients that you use, like the Bariani Olive Oil and a Bariani California Balsamic Vinegar.

Cook Time

Prep Time: About 5 minutes

Serves: Makes 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Bariani Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Bariani California Balsamic Vinegar
  • Kosher or Sea Salt to taste
  • Few twists of the peppermill

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine all of the above ingredients and emulsify with a wire whisk. Whisk until the oil and vinegar have combined where no separation is apparent. Other methods of combination include: putting the ingredients into a glass jar, tightening the lid and shake, or use a food processor to pulse them together. (note: don't leave in the processor for too long or you'll end up with mayonnaise)
  2. You can use this basic recipe immediately or refrigerate after use. Remeber to re-emulsify using one of the methods above before adding to your salad.
  3. This basic recipe can be turned into almost anything from a berry flavored dressing using pureed raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries. Or utilize the basic recipe with finely chopped fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or tarragon to add an al fresco flavor.
  4. (Image Credit to I Believe I Can Fry- Licensed via Creative Commons with Attribution)

Get Your Bariani Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Today - They really only make 35000 liters a year

Have you tried Bariani extra virgin olive oil or have a recipe twist on the ones above?

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      crstnblue 

      5 years ago

      Olive oil is so beneficial for our health and should be part of our daily eating habits! : )

      Thanks for reminding us and doing a great job here!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I haven't used it, but it is tempting!

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @thegrayrabbit: And I forgot to mention thank you for the blessing as well. You are so generous.

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Being so close to their operations in Sacramento, I can't believe you haven't heard of Bariani already. Thank you so much for the like and comment, I appreciated it.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      5 years ago

      I'll look for Bariani at the Italian markets. We like California olive oil. There are many delicious oils to choose from in Livermore, where I grew up. It's about two hours from Sacramento.

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @PinkCattleya: Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it

    • thegrayrabbit profile imageAUTHOR

      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @iamraincrystal: Thank you, thank you! Go ahead take a chance.

    • thegrayrabbit profile imageAUTHOR

      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: You must try it. If its not available in New Zealand click a link above (wink wink). Sincere thanks for commenting.

    • thegrayrabbit profile imageAUTHOR

      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @Suunnyy: I'm not just saying this but I have never seen this brand available in the groceries even the specialty ones. Thanks for commenting

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      Camile 

      5 years ago from Doha Qatar

      I will look for this bariani olive oil.

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      Rosyel Sawali 

      5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Looks good! I haven't tried but I just might ^_^

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      That dip sounds wonderful, I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Suunnyy 

      5 years ago

      I never heard about it yet. Sounds like a high quality olive oil, will check out in our store next time.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      No I haven't used it. Must look around not sure it is in New Zealand. Thanks for all the info about it.

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @sockii: Thank you for this great and simple tip. I am moving it now.

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @sockii: I know what you mean. I have tried to extend the grocery budget a little and sacrifice for less quality oil and was sorry that I did every time. Olive oil of the month I have not heard of yet. Sounds like a good lens topic ;)

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: Especially using it in its raw state on salads or finishing a dish. Try some and thank you for your input.

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @Dressage Husband: Good EVOO is worth the extra steps to get it home what ever it takes. Thanks for the comment.

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      RocketSquid tip - feel free to delete after reading! I'd move your quiz module to above this guestbook, so visitors to the page are sure to see it :)

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I have not tried this brand of olive oil before but I will check it out. I actually belong to an olive oil of the month club so I get different brands every month shipped from Italy. Once you start using high quality olive oil in your cooking it's hard to use anything else!

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      flycatcherrr 

      5 years ago

      It is remarkable what a difference a really good olive oil can make!

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I use cold pressed extra virgin Olive Oil all the time, and buy whatever makes I can in Canada. I may try Bariani some day if the price is right and hopefully customs will let it through!

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment. You should give it a try.

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      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      @BeyondRoses: Thanks for the awesome comments. Let me know how the dressing turns out. I think you'll find it to be cost beneficial to make your own too!

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      BeyondRoses 

      5 years ago

      I don't think I have tried the Bariani brand before, but will check it out. I use extra virgin olive oil near every day. I put two tablespoons in everything I cook, for the taste, and for health benefits it is suppose to have. I've had it for dipping too, in Italian restaurants. I'll try the recipe too, for making a salad dressing. Would rather make my own than the bought ones.

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      JoshK47 

      5 years ago

      I have not - but it sounds quite lovely!

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