The Kalamata olive is a trademark of Greece that is almond in shape with a pointed tip and a brownish to deep purple colour. It is picked in late fall and is naturally cured to preserve its rich nutty flavour. Its dense texture is perfect for pesto and olive bread or simply to enjoy as a table olive.
1) The Kalamata olive tree can be easily distinguished from common olive trees by the size of its leaves, which grow to twice the size of other olive varieties!
2) Kalamata is not only known for its luscious olives; this region of Greece is also home to the Kalamatianos dance, an internationally popular folk dance.
This traditional Italian pasta dish, which has developed many variations over the generations, bursts with a variety of colourful and fresh veggies. Our healthy recipe provides you with a balanced dish, and the option to take creative liberties where desired. This complete, good-for-you meal will satisfy the pasta lover, and is also great for getting kids to eat their veggies.
Transform an ordinary white loaf into something special! Olives add a depth of flavour to this rustic bread recipe. This loaf is crusty, chewy and filled with the goodness of our Kalamata and black olives. The interior crumb is light-textured, aromatic and packs a pocket of flavour with every bite.