Green Olives in Toledo
While in Toledo last year, we tasted green olives that were soft and lucious -every place seemed to have them--but I did not buy any as I did not want to carry them in our several country trip. I thought I could get them in the USA. Dumb. I haven't found any thing like them here so far. I don't even really know what to call them--other than olives like they have in Toledo:). Can anyone help me find a mail order place where I can get them--or even give them a name so I can keep looking with that? Thanks!
Try contacting the "Adolfo Collecion" shop in Toledo: http://www.grupoadolfo.com/galeria-co... , The e-mail is somewhere in the "contacts" page.
It is a wine shop / restaurant / delicatessen in teh centre of town (the also own a vineyard, a few restaurants and a hotel in town...) and we have found them very helpful. Cannot guaranty they sell the olives, but their home made "turon" is out of this world!
The olives you tasted aren't packaged and sold. Here in Spain, we can buy olives that are marinated and sold unpackaged (from a sort of bar: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:...). It's not an exaggeration to say that there are dozens of varieties. One store in my 'hood sells at least twenty mixes that they make themselves and are constantly changing up. A lot of bars and restaurants make up their own batches, too. Some of the most common types are called: malagueños, camporreal, manzanilla... You may be able to find them in jars (especially the manzanilla variety), but it won't taste like what you had here. Your best bet is to find a place that starts with raw olives and makes their own mix.