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Sep 20, 2005 06:35 PM

Quality Kosher Olive Oil

  • j

Can anyone reccomend a high quality kosher olive oil, just not happy with the heavier brands you find on the shelves.

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  1. Bertollis make a light extra virgin olive oil that is OU and very good.

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    1. re: Hirscheys

      Yeah, for cooking, it's great, but it's not for dressings, etc.

      1. re: DeisCane

        In NYC, Fairway's brand is great (top ranked by NYT) and a bargin (OU too).

        1. re: Joe

          Fairway's is the only kind I buy when shopping.

          1. re: DeisCane

            Colavita...if it's good enough for Lidia Bastianich, it's good enough for me!

    2. I've been told that all Extra Virgin Olive Oil is kosher, with or without a hechsher. So that should give you plenty of choices.

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      1. re: malka_101

        I think when it's cold-pressed

        1. re: berel

          I think extra-virgin is, by definition, the first cold pressing.

          I've always liked Colavita (which is ou-certified and reasonably priced). If you're looking for something more exotic, I remember reading in the NY Times a few months ago about new olive oils from different regions; the article discusses the flavor characteristics of the oils. See link below, and happy hunting!


      2. Our extra virgin olive oil from Israel, which you can find at is certified kosher. It is cold pressed and unfiltered, and just delicious. Try it!