What are Baresane olives?
Harvested by hand in the Bitetto countryside, Baresane olives reflect the unique soil and climate of Bari, Italy. Compared to the classic black olives commonly found in Greek salads and pizza toppings, Italian Baresane olives have a delicate, buttery flavor and a tender, meaty texture. Ranging in hues from green to yellow or violet, these multicolored olives add a variety of earthy shades to your meals. They also have a complex flavor that lends a bold and pungent twist to antipasti such as salads and charcuterie boards, as well as pastas, breads, and meats.
How are Baresane olives used?
Because of its smooth and complex flavor, Baresane olives are considered a premium variety that has a range of uses in the kitchen. These Italian olives can be eaten alone as a classic table snack or incorporated into meals for delicious pops of flavor. Along with capers and freshly grated Parmesan, finely diced Baresane olives are perfect for adding an extra kick of flavor to your favorite pasta or kneaded into bread dough for a rich and tasty loaf. Another way to enjoy Baresane olives is by pulverizing them into a thick and creamy paste, creating a gourmet olive spread for sandwiches or baguette slices. Baresane Italian olives can also be part of an antipasti platter along with a selection of cured meat cheese, and fruit.