La Panza Olive Oil is grown & produced at the La Panza Ranch Olive Grove in sunny Southern California. There, the sun shines much as it does in the Meditteranean, producing olives bursting with delicious, healthy oil. To ensure our oil tastes fresh, we mill our harvest on-site as fast as we can, in as little as three hours. The fresh olive oil is immediately moved to precisely temperature controlled cisterns for short term storage until it is ready to be blended by our master miller. Only when you order your freshest olive oil is it packaged in our high-tech Pantry Pouch dispenser, and is then shipped off to our customers around the world.
As a small independent olive ranch, our annual oil output is limited! Members of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Club get harvest priority.
We offer three delicious extra virgin olive oil blends:
Being recognized by some of the most respected International judges as one of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world is humbling, to say the least. But our passion is simple, to produce the freshest extra virgin olive oil on the planet. We do it for extra virgin olive oil lovers, connoisseur’s, and for people who are obsessive about cooking with extra virgin olive oil every day, making recipes, dressings, sauces, sautéing, dipping and drizzling. We do it for people who value healthy cooking, and who know that “fresh is always best”.
When we do that, being recognized independently as one of the world’s best extra virgin olive oils comes naturally.
According to the Australian Government’s 89-page report on The Effect of Storage Conditions on Extra Virgin Olive Oil Quality, one key finding is important.“This project has shown that low storage temperature and the exclusion of oxygen are important factors in maintaining a longer shelf life of olive oil. Exposure to light has also been shown to affect the composition of olive oil and therefore storage conditions which exclude light are also an important factor.” So, while we all have heard that light is the main culprit, it's proven the exposure to air is a direct and timely cause of oils deterioration. "Introducing the Pantry Pouch"!
Unlike a screw-top bottle that goes uncapped after the first pour and allows air into the bottle, the Pantry Pouch’s dispenser keeps air out, thus preventing the oil from getting oxidized (aka ruined). And unlike some glass or plastic bottles, no damaging light can reach the precious extra virgin olive oil inside our impermeable Pantry Pouch.
Unique to the Pantry Pouch, it’s metallic interior lining acts like a cistern, to help keep the oil even cooler. So, if temperature, oxygen and light cause the most damage to the oil – the Pantry Pouch is your oil’s new best friend. As long as the extra virgin olive oil stays in the Pantry Pouch, you can expect the last drop to stay as fresh as the first. How many things in life can you say that about?
Our Pantry Pouch has an 80% reduced carbon footprint over glass bottles and 90% less waste than glass. We all like that. While La Panza has offered a beautiful award-winning ceramic bottle for our award-winning premium extra virgin olive oil in the past; like all olive oil lovers, we assume you go through a bottle a month and already have a go-to olive oil bottle that looks elegant on your kitchen counter. But, showing off a bottle is not the same as enjoying a fresh, great-tasting oil. So, this year we listened and re-packaged our extra virgin olive oil with only freshness and convenience in mind and gave our olive oil a new best friend. Best of all, the environment wins too.