Ditto! We absolutely LOVE having La Panza Ranch olive oils and honey available in our store. Their products are yet another reason why our store has the purpose to exist. The Central Coast is extremely rich with a variety of crops that are able to be grown here. The locals and visitors are just a few of lucky individuals able to cherish the fresh produce and products that we make right here on the Central Coast!
“We absolutely love supporting our local shops and wineries in our area. They are our longest and most loyal customers.” La Panza Ranch shared with us. Not only is it their goal to make the finest olive oil, but to support local, as well. “Agriculture is the backbone of California and we have a reputation to uphold as producers.” La Panza Ranch stays true to their Central Coast roots and maintains the top selling olive oil in our store.
We don’t just love La Panza Ranch because it is the best, but for their goal set that matches ours. “From the start we wanted our focus to be local and then branch out from there.” Just as our backbone company, Cattaneo Bros. started out to be a local company and branch out from there. La Panza Ranch even has stores that sell their olive oil in Nevada and Pennsylvania!
“The California olive oil industry has been built on the shop local trend. We hope that this trend continues to grow across our state and into other states that see the importance of carrying domestic products.” La Panza Ranch shared with us. Their bottles are the perfect addition to any custom gift basket for any house warming, auction basket, event, or any other occasion.
We hope next time you stop in the shop you head over to the food section and try some of the Central Coast’s best olive oil that can be found on our shelves! Below you’ll find a recipe from La Panza Ranch’s website to enjoy some their olive oil.
La Panza Ranch Recipe:
ROASTED GARLIC WITH FRESH BREAD (Serves 4-6)
• 2 large heads of garlic
• La Panza Ranch Olive Oil
• 1 loaf crusty bread, sliced fresh or grilled
• Aluminum foil
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove the outer, papery skin from each head of garlic, leaving the skins of the cloves intact. Using a sharp knife, cut off the top 1/4 inch of each head to expose the cloves.
Place the garlic in the center of a large sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle liberally with California COOC-certified EVOO. Bring together the edges of the foil to form a packet and close tightly. Roast until the garlic skins are golden brown and cloves are tender, about 1 hour.
Allow to cool, then squeeze roasted garlic cloves from their skins. Spread on sliced fresh or grilled bread and drizzle with olive oil to serve.