Do you know what the most underappreciated pizza topping is? To be fair, even if you hadn’t known before, you’d probably have guessed it from the headline by now. Yup, it’s olives. While people might have an extremely ambivalent attitude towards this exquisite product, olives remain one of the culinary world’s most versatile treats. Their diverse body of flavors, unique texture, and ability to elevate everything - whether it’s solid food or a drink - to an entirely new level of excellence make them a favorite for many of us. And yes, olives ARE an acquired taste, so if you’re still not in the “they are a food of gods” camp, we advise you to try as many as you can until you’ve seen the light (cause you’re missing out on something marvelous, and we can’t, in good conscience, let that happen while standing idly by)!
So whether you love olives or still haven’t managed to get used to their defining characteristics, this selection of authentic Spanish olives by Dequmana is your treasure trove! Peruse, find the options that might strike your fancy (yes, that pretty much means all of them), and make sure your pantry never runs out of these gourmet staples!
Dequmana is a Spanish brand that produces naturally fermented olives. These beauties get everywhere between three to twelve months of fermentation (depending on the type) to turn their natural sugars into diverse flavors before they get delivered to your door. If you happen to enjoy classic tastes that are milder, more delicate, and detailed, Arbequina olives by Dequmana are your perfect match! With 3-4 months of fermentation, they are an ideal representation of a taste that’s “just right” and complement everything from pizzas to pasta sauces (not to mention martinis). For firm, succulent, “meatier” olive, you could also go for the Gordal olives - while these two might have the same fermentation period, the results are drastically different (though equally delicious)!
As for those of you who prefer more intense flavors, we recommend Empeltre olives. Due to higher sugar content, they require up to 12 months of the fermentation process, and the final result turns out to be an exquisite blend of sweet and savory tastes. They are strong enough to keep your tastebuds entertained on their own, but also versatile enough to match a myriad of other flavors your snacks, lunches, or dinners might include.
So peruse our selection of these exquisite treats straight from Spain to discover new staples! And if you happen to find choosing just one as tough as we do, Dequmana mixed olives with herbs are always a perfect, all-encompassing option to go with!