The Molino la Condesa line of olive oils is produced by the same family behind the renowned O-Med oils and vinegars. In this offering, lemons from Andalucia infuse the oil with refreshing brightness and subtly bitter complexity. Rather than highlighting the citrus’s acidity, this effect is akin to a lemon peel in a cocktail - a tannic complement to the olive oil’s richness. This gentle balance is a lovely final accent for ceviche, fish tostadas, or soups, and can also be gracefully worked into any dressing or marinade that calls for both citrus and oil.
The Garcia-Casas family has been farming olive trees for four generations, gaining widespread acclaim for their extra virgin olive oils. Their Molino oils are harvested just after their slightly pricier monocultivar oils, often incorporating other fruits and herbs grown alongside their arbequina olives in southern Spain. Oils in this style are nicknamed pecaditos, or “little sins”, a lighthearted acknowledgement of the inherent irreverence of adding a secondary ingredient to exceptional quality olive oil.