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Recipes for the Fresh Southern Hemisphere Olive Oil

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August 2021

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Here at Fustini’s we’re all about the freshest and highest quality olive oil. This is why we’re so excited to share with you that our SELECT first harvest olive oils from the Southern Hemisphere are now available both in-store and online!

But what’s the big deal about these special oils? Only about 3% of the world's olive oil comes from the Southern Hemisphere, making it quite rare. These are the first oils produced in the region, from green fruit with remarkably bright flavor profiles. As freshness is essential to the nutritional value and flavor of the oil, it’s a delight to be able to offer these oils within just three months of the olives being harvested. This week, we’re sharing all about the excitement that this new arrival brings and how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity for the freshest olive oil.

Let’s get together and cook!


Southern Hemisphere SELECT Olive Oils

Delicate SELECT: Arbequina

Compliments: Fish, Mild Salads, Mild Cheeses, Eggs, Pasta, Yogurt, Ice Cream


Find more recipes using Fustini’s Delicate SELECT olive oil HERE.

Medium SELECT: Koroneiki

Compliments:  Salad Greens, Cheese Boards, Pesto, Baking, Seafood, Vegetables, Chicken, Pasta


Find more recipes using Fustini’s Medium SELECT olive oil HERE.

Robust SELECT: Coratina (Arriving soon!)

Compliments: Beef, Lamb, Marinades, Stew, Pasta Sauces, Bold Cheeses


Find more recipes using Fustini’s Robust SELECT olive oil HERE.

Here's a recent article from MY NORTH that gives a great description of our SELECT olive oils:  mynorth.com/2021/08/fustinis-amazing-handpicked-olive-oils-tips-for-using-them/

Let’s Get Together and Cook!

Celebrate the joy of cooking right from your home with a Fustini's Virtual Cooking Class. These interactive classes are led by experienced chefs in our community and invite you to discover new dishes and techniques right from your home. The class fee is per household location, so cook along with someone you are comfortable being around or plan to meet your friends virtually via class.

We can also help you cook with your friends virtually at a private virtual cooking class. Email denise@fustinis.com for more information.


Sept 9 – APPLE-Y EVER AFTER with Chef Christie, 5:30pm
Sept 10 – STEAK GRILL OUT with Chef Laura, 6 pm
Sept 11 – BOLD CAJUN FLAVORS with Chef Laura, 6 pm
Sept 16 – DATE NIGHT with Chef Christie, 5:30pm
Sept 17 – SIMPLE AND FRESH with Chef Laura, 6pm
Sept 18 – INDIAN CUISINE with Chef Laura, 6pm
Sept 23 – APPLE-Y EVER AFTER with Chef Christie, 5:30pm
Sept 24 – APPETIZERS AND MORE with Chef Laura, 6pm
Sept 25 – BOLD CAJUN FLAVORS with Chef Laura, 6pm
 Sept 30 – DATE NIGHT with Chef Christie, 5:30pm

IN-PERSON – HOLLAND STORE, Call 616-392-1111 or email lori@fustinis.com to register:

Sept 2 – ONE LAST GRILL OUT, Interactive with Chef John, 6pm
Sept 3 – FALL SALADS, Demonstration with Chef John, 12pm
Sept 10 –  TRES TACOS, Interactive with Chef John, 6pm
Sept 11 – SoFISHticated Menu, Demonstration with Chef John, 12pm
Sept 17 – LEARN TO COOK 3 COURSE MEAL, Interactive with Chef John, 6pm
Sept 24 – ONE LAST GRILL OUT, Interactive with Chef John, 6pm

IN-PERSON – ANN ARBOR STORE, choose from assorted menus. Call 734-213-1110 or email nanci@fustinis.com for information or to reserve a date:

Sept 19 – GROUP COOKING CLASS with Chef Karin, 12pm
Sept 22 – GROUP COOKING CLASS with Chef Karin, 6pm
Sept 26 – GROUP COOKING CLASS with Chef Karin, 12pm
Sept 29 – GROUP COOKING CLASS with Chef Karin, 6pm

Click HERE to view our October class schedule. In-person classes are scheduled for the Petoskey, Holland and Ann Arbor locations. The in-person class schedule for each location is based on chef availability.

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Virtual Olive Oil Tasting--Southern Hemisphere

Check your calendars for a Tuesday that would work with your team to taste and experience the new Southern Hemisphere olive oils (see our events calendar HERE). The last varietal for the kit is arriving shortly and we are excited to share the flavor and freshness of these vibrant green olive oils.

At a Virtual Olive Oil Tasting event, your team will learn how to taste olive oil like a pro. Each team member will receive a set of olive oils to use for the tastings. Choose a date that works for your schedule to join a Fustini's team member, via Zoom, to taste and discover the amazing flavor and characteristics these oils have to offer. Email denise@fustinis.com to schedule your group.

Curious about what you can expect in these experiences? To check out an article that shares all about how you can take your tasting virtual, click HERE.

Legacy Flavors

They quickly became favorites. You asked for them back. And we hear you. Find these past flavors of olive oils and vinegars that you can order online only: Dill and Rosemary olive oils, and Apricot, Black Current, Chocolate, Pineapple, Strawberry and Vanilla balsamic vinegars.

Recipe Spotlight: Blueberry Mascarpone Pizza

This month’s featured recipe is the ideal “go-to” for summer entertaining. This easy meal is made with Fustini’s Blood Orange olive oil, Michigan’s Harwood Gold Blueberry Lemongrass Preserves and Michigan’s Great Lakes Bee Honey. You’ll want these ingredients on hand for impromptu get-togethers! Download the full recipe HERE.

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Here are just a few events planned in and around our stores in Traverse City, Petoskey, Holland and Ann Arbor:

ANN ARBOR–Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6pm; Sat 9-5pm; Sun 11-4pm

Ann Arbor's Farmers' Market is open everying Wednesday and Saturday from 7-3pm.

The Sunday Artisans' Market is open from 11-4pm each Sunday.

HOLLAND–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm; Sun 11-3pm

Visit us at the Holland Farmers' Market on Saturdays.

PETOSKEY–Store Hours: Mon-Thu 10-6pm; Fri-Sat 10-7pm; Sun 11-4pm

Visit us at the Harbor Springs Farmers' Market every Wednesday and Saturday.

In Petoskey, you can also order your Fustini's products through Local Eats. Learn more HERE.

TRAVERSE CITY–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7 pm; Sun 10-6 pm

Learn more about these and other upcoming events on our events calendar.

Fustini's Oils and Vinegars • 141 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 • Phone: (231) 944-1145 • orders@fustinis.com

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