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Gearing Up for The Holidays with D’Olivo

Every year we get excited to write this blog – the one that highlights everything that makes the holiday season so magical. This year, we’re here to help make sure you’ve got everything that you need to full enjoy time with family and friends.

From baking holiday cookies to toasting the start of a new year, we’ve got our list of the top things to have on hand to make this season easy and relaxing. Check out our list of must have items below.

1. Olive Oil

This is a given at all times of the year, but most especially during the holidays. As one of the healthiest fats you can use to cook and bake this is a great time to start on those New Years’ resolutions – and make things delicious while you’re at it.

Olive oil can easily be substituted for butter and other oils in all of your baking recipes. In addition, you can pair any of our olive oils with our balsamic vinegars to make an out of this world dressing for any salad that’s going to grace your table during meal time.

Not sure exactly how to utilize these tasty oils – check out our full recipe page to get inspired.

2. Raclette Party Grills

These Matterhorn products are a perfect way to enjoy a meal with friends and family. If you’re feeling the pressure of the holidays then make a fun and simple meal for everyone to enjoy. While the joy of raclette cooking has been popular in Switzerland, the phenomenon is just starting to spread around the world. Food on the top of the grill is cooked with an element, which also heats the cheeses and other items in the dishes below. This will be a great addition to your kitchen – trust us!

3. Olive Wood Items

While popular for producing olives for both olive oil and stuffed gordal olives, olive wood is also a used to produce some of the most beautiful handcrafted items in the world. Olive wood, both rich in color and durable can be used in various formats. We’re proud to carry a high-quality line of bowls, spoons, and other kitchen items. They’re perfect for serving anything on your menu so grab one to decorate your holiday table.

4. Charcuterie Boards

One of the easiest ways to feed a large group is by offering a wide selection of finger foods. We personally love a well-plated meat and cheese tray. Make sure you’ve got a charcuterie board on hand for your next party. They always come in handy no matter what time of year you’re entertaining.

5. Cookware

We’re suckers for a beautifully decorated table, and Le Creuset has some of the most beautiful, versatile, and durable cookware on the market. From a huge roasting pan to a Dutch oven for sour dough bread you’ll find exactly what you need to make that perfect dish for your company party or family gathering. While adding this to your kitchen might seem like a treat, you’ll be thankful all year long that you treated yourself.

6. Bakeware

From breads, to cookies, to pies and tarts, this is the time of year when baking really shines. Whether you’re fixing up that 100 year old family recipe or trying something new you’ll want to make sure you’re well stocked with bakeware.

We recommend choosing a high-quality brand to make sure you get the best results. Try something like USA Pans. These beautiful items are made right in the United States and they are made with the same quality as professional chefs are used to. If you’ve got allergies to watch out for try they’re line of AllergyID pans to make sure people know what’s safe to eat.

7. Knives

To go along with all the cooking you’ll be doing we can’t stress enough the importance of having a quality set of knives on hand. The frustration of working with a dull knife can really put a damper on the preparation of any meal. Avoid that this year and consider getting yourself an upgrade for your collection.

Wusthof knives are quality products and the Performer Series sets the standard in the knife world. The diamond like blade is going to glide effortlessly through hard and soft ingredients and is also extremely durable and scratch-resistant. Hexagon Power Grip: the innovative, ergonomic handle with its offset non-slip honeycomb structure ensures ultimate control and is ideal for all working conditions.

8. Gifts

Whether you’re preparing corporate gifts or attending a gathering the chances are you’ll need gifts this holiday season. There are so many useful and wonderful options out there, and we always encourage the gifting of things that can be used and won’t just sit accumulating dust. That’s why kitchenware or items for cooking are such versatile gifts.

We’ve got lots of great options from stuffed manzanilla olives to specialty sugars and salts. In fact, we encourage you to consider building a gift basket to incorporate a number of delicious items. We’ve got cheeses, meats, crackers, olive oil and vinegar sample packs, and so much more. Our team loves helping people put together the perfect gift basket so be sure to stop in and ask us about those!

9. Bubbles

From toasting with family around the dinner table to ringing in the new year, bubbles are a must for this time of year. At D’Olivo we’ve got the widest selection in the area that includes champagne from France, cava from Spain, prosecco from Italy and so much more. We even have a selection of local wines to choose from. No matter what you’re celebrating raise a glass with something special from our collection.

No matter what you’ve got in store for this season we hope it brings you joy, peace, and quality time with those you love.

Welcome to Club D’Olivo

Whether it’s your first time stepping through our welcoming doors or you’ve become an avid fan of the delicious products we carry, Club D’Olivo is one of the many ways we strive to give you the best experience possible. From special discounts, quarterly shipments of your favorite oils and vinegars, and unique recipes that are sure to spread smiles at any occasion, Club D’Olivo provides you with countless ways to enjoy our products year round.

So, if you’re ready to taste and learn more about the wonderful world of olive oil and true balsamic vinegars, continue reading to uncover the many benefits of becoming a club member.

What is Club D’Olivo?

Started as a way to help our customers experience olive oil and balsamic vinegar the way they’re meant to be enjoyed, Club D’Olivo has since grown into one of the core pillars that makes our brand tick. Whether you live right down the road from our quaint Walla Walla location, or you happened to pop in by chance on your visit to the beautiful valley, Club D’Olivo provides a convenient way for you to continue the tasting experience long after it’s passed.

As many of our customers have told us, once your eyes have been opened to the flavorful world of authentic extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) and true balsamic vinegars, it’s hard to go back to the popular nationwide supermarket brands. Not only do they pale in comparison when it comes to taste, but you’ll also learn that our genuine products come packed with numerous health benefits so you can live a more holistic lifestyle.

Proudly carrying more than 30 unique olive oils and 35 aged balsamic vinegars at all times, the combinations and culinary possibilities are practically endless. Even though you’ll get the chance to taste as many as you like on one of our guided tasting tours, Club D’Olivo gives you the ability to enjoy our delectable selection from the comfort of your own home all year long.

Because we regularly rotate our selection of oils and vinegars throughout the year, the club is also a great way to ensure you don’t miss out on rare flavors and combinations that you may otherwise never get the chance to try. In addition to getting access to your favorite olive oils and balsamic vinegars, you’ll also enjoy multiple benefits which we go into detail about below.

Club D’Olivo Benefits

Are you ready to spice up some of your favorite dishes, wow guests with sensational flavor combinations, and live a more holistic lifestyle? Below, we go over all of the benefits club members get to enjoy.

1. Quarterly Shipments of Your Favorite Oils & Vinegars

As we touched on briefly above, the primary benefit you’ll get to enjoy as a Club D’Olivo member is the four quarterly shipments of olive oil or balsamic vinegar that you have the option of choosing yourself or letting one of our experienced team members offer advice on excellent combinations (which is always an exciting option for the more adventurous).

The best part? You’re free to choose the package size that best suits your budget and culinary preferences. Ranging from two 375mL bottles all the way up to four 375mL bottles, you can ensure you have as little, or as much, of your favorite oils and vinegars coming right to your door throughout the year.

2. Member-Only Discounts

Another benefit of becoming a Club D’Olivo member is getting to enjoy the member-only discounts whether shopping in-store or online. We understand that you might find yourself running a little low between shipments if you use your oils and vinegars regularly (it’s hard not to), which is why we include a generous 10% discount on all purchases made outside of the quarterly orders.

This is also great for when you want to pick up some additional flavors that pair particularly well with the ones you already have at home. In addition to the discount on purchases, when you become an annual member, you also get to enjoy 15% off your quarterly shipments. So whether you’re just the quarterly shopper or you like to pick up new products throughout the year, as a Club D’Olivo member, you’ll always be saving.

3. Club Gift

Even though half the fun when it comes to authentic EVOOs and true balsamic vinegars is experimenting with different culinary combinations, as a Club D’Olivo member, you’ll be offered a FREE gift every shipment, giving you the chance to sample one of our favorite oils, hand-picked by Roni.

The Gift That Keeps Giving

What better present can you give to someone who loves gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars than the gift that lets them indulge all year long? Many of our Club D’Olivo members end up loving it so much that they gift a year of membership to their friends and family.

Whether you want to surprise them by selecting the first shipment and having it arrive unexpectedly at their door, or you plan on letting them pick and choose their favorites, a Club D’Olivo membership is the perfect gift for anyone who loves combining delicious food with a holistic lifestyle.

Join Today

Are you ready to explore the vibrant, flavorful world of ultra premium olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars? Experience these age-old culinary wonders the way they’re meant to be enjoyed and discover the endless possibilities each unique bottle brings to your kitchen.

Join the D’Olivo family and help spread our love of authentic olive oils and true balsamic vinegars by showing others what they’ve been missing out on. Simply visit our club page, fill out the contact form, and select the membership level you’re comfortable with to embark on a culinary adventure that will forever change the way you view these amazing ingredients

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20 Fun Kitchen Essentials & Gadgets

Nothing is worse than getting stopped in your tracks while trying out a new recipe simply because you don’t have all of the needed kitchen utensils or appliances. If you’ve ever found yourself in the situation above (or happen to be reading this article), it’s probably time to evaluate your kitchen’s current level of “culinary preparedness”.

To help make sure your kitchen is ready to handle just about any dish or recipe your heart and stomach desire, in this article, we’ve compiled a list of 20 fun kitchen essentials and gadgets that we carry in-store. So, pull your notepad out and get ready to turn your kitchen into the swiss army knife of utensils, cookware, and appliances.

1. High-Quality Knives

No kitchen is ever complete without a set of high-quality knives for tackling anything from different cuts of meat to an assortment of vegetables. Now, we’re not just talking about that trusty knife you use for pretty much everything including a makeshift screwdriver, rather, what you really need is a complete set that gives you a specialty knife for every culinary occasion.

Not only will this help your kitchen look more complete, but you’ll also find that they make life a lot easier when faced with a recipe that requires lots of cutting. Here at D’Olivo, we proudly carry Wusthof brand knives due to their unwavering quality and downright sleek, stylish look.

2. Tongs

Tongs are one of the most versatile and often overlooked kitchen utensils ever created. Though these giant chopsticks are most commonly used to turn dishes in a pan or oven, tongs can also be used for things like tossing a salad, removing bread from the toaster, and pulling corn from boiling water.

From the non-culinary perspective, tongs are extremely helpful for extending your reach and even removing items from the garbage disposal safely. Coming in a number of different designs and colors, it’s easy to match tongs with your kitchen’s theme.

3. Cutting Boards

Having a stylish cutting board (or two) not only comes in handy when serving up appetizers and snacks for guests, but it’s also the best way to preserve and extend the life of your knives. Rather than using plates, or, even worse, the kitchen countertop, to cut ingredients on, cutting boards provide a sanitary, knife-friendly surface for all of your slicing and dicing needs.

Here at D’Olivo, we proudly carry gorgeous Totally Bamboo brand cutting boards that are an absolute pleasure to cut on and a real statement piece when used as a serving dish. They clean easy and have long-lasting durability so you rarely (if ever) have to worry about replacements.

4. Can Opener

Having first entered the culinary scene more than 150 years ago, the can opener is a long-standing kitchen essential that almost no household can go without. Depending on the number of cans you open, there’s a variety of styles and designs to choose from, including electric can openers, though they’re sometimes not as stylish as their manual counterparts.

As with any other kitchen utensil or appliance, investing in a high-quality can opener can make all the difference in the world – especially to your forearm!

5. Measuring Cups

As confident as you may be in your ability to “eyeball” measurements and varying amounts of different ingredients, having a reliable set of measuring cups on hand easily makes its way onto our list of kitchen essentials. This is especially true when working on ratio sensitive recipes such as sauces and soups where an extra half cup can drastically impact the taste.

While you can certainly get away with having one large measuring cup that covers all of the most common denominations, you can save yourself a lot of rinse and repeat time by having a complete set.

6. Measuring Spoons

Serving as the little brother to measuring cups, measuring spoons are just as important in the kitchen while taking up a lot less space. Even though it’s easy to add a “dash” of this and a “pinch” of that, measuring spoons help to take the guesswork out of working with delicate recipes and powerful ingredients.

It’s also important to point out that measuring spoons are far more accurate than simply using the “small” spoon as a teaspoon and “large” spoon as a tablespoon. Of course, functionality aside, measuring spoons can also be decorative kitchen pieces, coming in a variety of fun, creative designs.

7. Food Scales

Who says food scales are just for professional chefs? In recent years, food scales have been finding their way into the homes of American’s across the nation. Not only do they serve as a more accurate way to measure out ingredients, but they can also help you keep track of how much you’re really eating.

It’s no secret that our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs, especially when it comes to portioning, which is why food scales can help you achieve better results than simply following the nutrition labels on the backs of products.

8. Mixing Bowls

Mixing bowls have long been one of the most iconic kitchen essentials since they can serve a variety of different culinary purposes. Outside of using them to mix and blend ingredients in, mixing bowls can also be used to marinate meats or double as a serving dish for snack foods like chips or nuts.

While it’s easy to create a case for just having one, when you’re stocked up with a few different sizes, it gives you the ability to tackle more complex recipes that require mixing up ingredients in separate dishes.

9. Baking Pans

Sometimes, there’s simply nothing better than warm, fluffy, baked brownies – or any other baked dessert your sweet tooth may be craving for that matter. As easy as it can be to pass up on a set of baking pans for your kitchen, especially if you rarely use them, they inevitably come in handy when you least expect it.

We carry a selection of high-quality baking pans from none other than USA Pans. Loved for their durability and baking properties, they’ve been supplying both businesses and families with pans for more than 60 years.

10. Butter Churn

Have you ever had the desire to make your own butter just as they did back in the “old days”? With the rustic looking, highly functional Kilner brand butter churn and a little bit of whipped cream, you can impress guests with your very own homemade butter in as little as 10 minutes.

Even though it’s not likely to be the kitchen appliance you’ll be using on a daily or even weekly basis, this stylish, compact kitchen gadget will easily win a place in your heart.

11. Food Processor

If you find yourself regularly spending in the kitchen to try out new recipes, a food processor is absolutely one of the MUST HAVE kitchen essentials. Whether dicing onions or blending up a custom marinade, food processors have literally hundreds of uses in the kitchen. Not only will they expand your ability to try out new, exciting dishes, but they’ll also save you tons of prep time, because who doesn’t want that?


While this one may seem like a no brainer, you’d be surprised to learn just how many people have drained a pot of boiled pasta with nothing more than a giant fork, spatula, or whatever else they could get their hands on. Save yourself the added work and increased risk of getting scalded by boiling water by simply have a strainer on hand at all times.

13. Spiralizer

Whether you’re starting a new health kick or just want a more exciting way to eat vegetables (who doesn’t?), having a spiralizer can introduce your kitchen to a whole new world of possibilities. With these deceptively simple and surprisingly fun to use kitchen gadgets, you can effectively turn just about any vegetable into all kinds of different pasta.

That’s right, you can enjoy all the fun of twirling your fork to create a tasty little nest of zesty noodles without having all those carbs on your conscience.

14. Juicer

Juicing has been all the craze lately, taking the nation and world by storm as one of the healthiest dietary habits you can pick up. Vastly different from drinking a glass of apple juice you picked up from the local convenience store, juicing allows you to ingest all of a vegetable or fruit’s beneficial compounds that are typically lost during processing.

Serving as the preferred method of vegetable consumption for many, juicing offers the body a multitude of benefits in an easy to drink shot or glass.

15. Mixer

Unless you’re trying to get a forearm workout, the days of whisking ingredients and batter together by hand are long gone. Thanks to modern technology, you have a variety of electric mixers to choose from that make the act of mixing an absolute pleasure.

In addition to saving you time in the kitchen, mixers ensure consistency throughout the entire batch, allowing your baking skills to shine their brightest.

16. Griddle

Even with a full set of pots and pans, sometimes, it can feel like your cooking space is a bit limited in the kitchen. With a griddle, you can instantly turn open counter space into an extension of your stovetop and get back to doing what you do best.

From jaw-dropping breakfast ensembles to extravagant dinners, having a griddle can help ensure everything comes out fresh, and at the same time. Worried you don’t have enough space for one? Thankfully, griddles come in all different sizes so you can easily find the perfect model for your kitchen.

17. Toaster

Filling your house with the delightful smell of a perfectly toasted bagel while slowly nursing a cup of coffee is the ideal morning for many. Even with the introduction of toaster ovens, across America, toasters have cemented themselves as a culinary essential that always seems to find a home in the kitchen. Capable of taking light, fluffy bread and turning it into a warm, crunchy snack, toasters continue to find a variety of different uses.

Even better, with modern toasters, it’s never been easier to have full control over the process regardless of what you’re toasting.

18. Slow Cooker

The slow cooker, as its name would suggest, has slowly won over the hearts of millions with easy to use instructions and a seemingly endless book of recipes. Whether working with chicken, beef, pork, fish, vegetables, or just about anything else that lands in your shopping cart, slow cookers are an easy way to create dangerously delicious meals while you go on with your busy day.

Working with the “low and slow” principle, slow cookers are one of the best ways to turn an average piece of meat into the most tender, succulent dish you’ve ever had. Once you give it a try, we’re confident you’ll soon be slow cooking all of your favorite dishes!

19. Dutch Oven

Segwaying off our last item, the Dutch Oven is another versatile piece of cookware used for slow cooking. Made from cast iron due to its ability to withstand extremely high temperatures, the Dutch Oven can be used either on the stove top or in the oven for extended periods of time.

Here at D’Olivo, we proudly carry Le Creuset brand Dutch Ovens, which are world renowned for their quality and stylish features. Come check out our selection of Dutch Ovens in-store to see what your kitchen has been missing out on.

20. Sparkling & Bubbly Wine

Now that we’ve covered all of the utensils and appliances that any kitchen should have, it’s time to talk about the ingredient that brings it all together – wine. Because cooking is all about expression and joy, having a crisp glass of sparkling wine or bubbles while you work through a tasty recipe is the perfect compliment to any meal. This is especially true if you decide to turn your kitchen into a creative and fun “date night

Le Creuset

When it comes to stocking your kitchen with all of the essentials, none do it with as much style or functionality as Le Creuset. As one of the most recognized culinary brands in the world, Le Creuset has been making waves with their innovative cookware for more than 90 years.

Widely loved for the range of colors each product is offered in, Le Creuset adds vibrance and fun to any kitchen setting as well as the dinner table. Whether you’re already well acquainted and equipped with Le Creuset cookware and accessories at home, or this is your first time hearing about them, we wanted to dedicate this article to a brand that we hold very close to our hearts here at D’Olivo.

The History of Le Creuset

Believe it or not, before the 20th century, eating was primarily a private activity that was enjoyed either alone, or with family members at most. Viewed as nothing more than a necessity through the lens of society as a whole, even though everyone enjoyed a good meal, few ever spoke about it, let alone share their meals with others outside of their immediate family.

Thankfully, at the turn of the 20th century, the world as a whole had a dramatic shift in perspective as people and chefs alike began to break free of the private stigma that had been placed on dining for so long. Rather than eating because we had to, cooking started becoming an expression of joy as people and restaurants everywhere began changing the way they served meals.

Amidst this culinary renaissance, in 1925, Le Creuset was born and came to market with the very first enameled, flame color cast iron cocotte the world had ever seen. Capturing the eyes and hearts of people everywhere, Le Creuset helped to propel the culinary movement by inspiring enthusiasm and creativity.

Staying true to their founding principles of creating products of the highest quality through hand-crafted techniques, Le Creuset continued rolling out new colors and new lines of products in the decades that followed. By 1985, the brand had expanded its reach to countless countries, making the Le Creuset name a household and kitchen staple that could be found everywhere.

Today, Le Creuset has come out with multiple product lines that explore new designs and materials, ensuring they’re always ahead of the curve in culinary innovation.

Unwavering Quality

At the heart of the Le Creuset brand is their passion for empowering people everywhere to find joy through cooking. Since being founded more than 90 years ago, Le Creuset has continued to lead in the culinary world as a brand of extremely high, unwavering quality that is clearly evident in every product that they make.

Having become famous for their enameled cast iron range of products, which remains as their top selling line even today, Le Creuset continues to use the hand-crafted, original techniques for forging and casting. After each cast is complete, it’s then smoothed by hand and enameled, a process that includes 12 different steps and can take as long as 10 hours just for one item.

That being said, the same quality and attention to detail are poured into every other line of products and accessories they make as well. If that’s not enough to convince you that Le Creuset places quality above all else on their production line, you can take comfort in knowing that no less than fifteen people inspect every product before being marked as suitable for sale.

In fact, the company has reported that as much as 30% of their products get rejected due to imperfections, only to be melted back down and recycled into new products. Another factor that speaks to the quality of Le Creuset’s cookware is the level of versatility, particularly in the cast iron line. Many of their products can be used for countless tasks in the kitchen, helping you save precious cabinet space while cooking to perfection each and every time.

With more than 300 million products sold worldwide, when you’re looking for cookware that will last a lifetime, Le Creuset easily stands a notch above the rest.

Kitchen Products For Every Need

Having come a long way since the creation of their original French oven, Le Creuset has since expanded to encompass a variety of cookware, bakeware, and kitchen utensils. Under the cookware category, you can choose from any number of sections including skillets, fry pans, sets, braisers, kettles, stockpots, saucepans, griddles, roasting pans, specialty cookware, and even accessories.

Even better, each of the products they carry can be further narrowed down by sorting material, color, and even price. Browsing through bakeware and kitchen utensils, you’ll find just about everything else you could ever imagine or need to complete your home kitchen.

Looking for supplies and products for use outside of the kitchen? They’ve got you covered there as well with an accommodating range of tabletop items that carry the same quality Le Creuset is known for.

Le Creuset at D’Olivo

Here at D’Olivo we’re proud to be the only store in region to carry the Le Creuset brand. Giving our customers the perfect opportunity to see and feel the evident quality in all of their products first hand. We feel Le Creuset is one of the few cookware brands whose values and beliefs align with ours here at D’Olivo so the next time you’re in our area, be sure to swing by and check out our full kitchen department including our Le Creuset products.