We’ve been selling oil from Majid Mahjoub—our source for couscous, harissa, and a slew of outstanding foods from Tunisia—for a few years now. But brand new to our shelves is Onsa’s extra virgin olive oil, named for Majid’s wife Onsa.
It’s made from unique-to-Tunisia chetoui olives. In a small section of Majid’s organic orchard, the olives are allowed to remain on the tree a bit longer before harvesting. Harvesting the olives when they’re more mature lends a softer, sweeter quality to the oil, though it’s still got a healthy, bitter, peppery kick.
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Extra virgin olive oil
Smooth and assertive flavors
The most recent harvest, picked and pressed through late fall 2020 and January 2021, smells and tastes primarily of green olives and artichokes. There is a mild sweetness that balances the green bitterness, and the finish has a bright hit of pepper.