25 June 2014

Filippo Berio - Gran Cru Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Set Giveaway


The summer is here and with it comes salad season and one of the key ingredients is a good quality olive oil (although don't use it in BBQ marinades, it'll just smoke).

Use it tossed through cold pasta salads with some roast vegetables, make a simple salad dressing, some fresh pesto, drizzle it over a chilled soup or just pour it into a small bowl with some balsamic vinegar and get dunking with some fresh crusty bread. 

I have a £30 gift set of super premium Gran Cru Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Filippo Berio to giveaway.

Filippo Berio, of Lucca, Tuscany, has been dedicated to Olive Oil since the 1800s and selects the very best and most distinctive regional Italian oils.

Here's some blurb on the oils:


Filippo Berio Gran Cru Dauno PDO 500ml

Produced in Puglia, in the heel of Italy, and made exclusively from hand picked Ogliarola, Garganica, Nostrane olives, this golden coloured Extra Virgin olive oil is tangy, aromatic and intense with notes of artichoke.
  • Quite a mild extra virgin olive oil. I taste the creaminess and flavour of avocado from it. This wouldn't overpower a salad dressing and would be good mixed through pasta. This is my favourite of the three.


 

Filippo Berio Gran Cru Monti Iblei PDO 500ml

Produced in the Monti Iblei area of Sicily and made using Tonda Iblea olives, this Extra Virgin olive oil has an intense aroma, reminiscent of tomato leaves. It has a full-bodied, intense flavour.
  • They are right, this one does have a leafy flavour, with a peppery after-kick. I think I would use this one in pesto or drizzled over risotto. It's stronger than the Dauno.

Filippo Berio Gran Cru Toscano PGI 500ml

Produced in Tuscany from Frantoio, Peddolino and Leccino olives, this delicate green Extra Virgin olive oil has a strong aroma and a well-balanced flavour; a ripe, sweet and fruity taste with a peppery finish.
  • This one is leafy too, but doesn't have the same kick as the Monti. It has a creamier after taste.



Would you like to win this gift set of oils?

To enter, leave me a comment telling me what's your favourite use of olive oil and register your entry using the rafflecopter box below.

This giveaway is open until Monday 28 July 2014. UK only.

It's not to late to enter my Froothie Slow Juicer Giveaway (closes 30 June 2014).

If you haven't entered yet, pop over now and enter. It's a compact, quiet, but powerful beast that is easy clean (just rinse under the tap). I use mine most mornings.

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Filippo Berio Gran Cru - Toscano, Monti Iblei and Dauno - are now available at www.filippoberio.co.uk/shop and in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with an RRP of £10 (500ml).

Disclosure: I was sent a set of these oils to review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

175 comments:

  1. At this time of year I love a good olive oil drizzled over ripe tomatoes with mozzarella and basil...delicious!

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  2. Good olive oil is best eaten by dipping crusty bread in it.

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  3. I use a light one for cooking, an extra virgin one for drizzling and for salad dressings and a really good one for simply dipping bread into

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  4. For cooking and frying and mixed in with salad dressing

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  5. for cooking, and evoo for dressings and crostini toppings.

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  6. in italy by a beach in a restaurant dipping freshly baked bread in it waiting for our meal,sun going down,warmth yet breez in the air weather,summer dress,people chattering,merriment,happy children,wise elders,random owners and their dogs strolling the shore,tinkling from the kitchen all around,menu rich with fresh produce this oil being one,freindly staff,head chef of class,the villa not far walk away so we can breeze home late,sun going down,play all around,happy couples,appreciative families,good company,lauhgin freinds.ooops this giveaway took me way to far into dream state!!

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  7. I like to use olive oil with lemon juice in a dressing for my favourite rice salad.

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  8. I use it for making dressings and I do also use it in cooking. My favourite olive oil is used for dipping with balsamic vinegar!

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  9. frying, in salad dressings, eaten as a dipping sauce with crusty bread, sometimes drizzle it on toast,

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  10. in most things, great in mashed potato :)

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  11. I use it to make my own home-made pesto!

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  12. a crusty piece of bread dipped straight into the olive oil and then a further dip in homemade dukkah ... yum!

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  13. I love potatoes roasted with olive oil and seasalt flakes

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  14. I use it for cooking meat and in salads x

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  15. I use it as a salad dressing mostly and to pep up risottos and soups.

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  16. I use olive oil for cooking, baking but also for dressings and dips

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  17. I use it for cooking, baking and also for eating with bread!!!

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  18. I love Italian food and use a lot of olive oil for pasta, salads and oven-baked vegetables

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  19. For cooking, but also as a salad dressing.

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  20. Really good EVO is great to finish off anything so you get that real peppery hit.

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  21. my hubby makes dressings for salads with it

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  22. on everything.. esp salads, spelt .. any grains dishes

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  23. I use it mostly to fry eggs and roast vegetables.

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  24. I only use olive oil. So if it's cooking drizzling

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  25. I use it to make fresh oil & vinegar dressing and on fresh pasta

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  26. I use olive oil over salads, for roasting veg and add a splash to soups

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  27. I use olive oil over salads, for roasting veg and a slash for soups.

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  28. on everything, but I'm going to say for dipping bread in.

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  29. I use a light one in cooking and the extra virgin one for salad dressings and dipping

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  30. I love it on salads and for stir fries

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  31. I love it on salads and in stir fries

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  32. I use it mainly for cooking or as a dip for crusty bread

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  33. Olive oil is the only oil I use for cooking.

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  34. I use it with balsamic vinegar and then cut up plenty of crusty bread...amazing!!

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  35. I use it for cooking, baking and for eating with bread.

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  36. I'm Mediterranean, so I use olive oil in and on everything!

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  37. christine shelleyTuesday, 01 July, 2014

    In salads and occasionally cooking

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  38. I use it for quick stir fries.

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  39. i love to make spanish tapas with it :)

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  40. I use a mixture of olive oil and rape seed oil to make mayonnaise.

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  41. Exclusively on salads.

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  42. Exclusively on salads.

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  43. Special Salads, Potatoes, Bread :)

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  44. I use olive oil to make couscous dishes extra fluffy and as part of a salad dressing

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  45. I use it for frying and in salads

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  46. For all my Italian recipes

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  47. For all my Italian cooking

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  48. I use it for everything - tonight it's in a marinade for halloumi and veg skewers.

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  49. salad dressings and cooking in the wok

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  50. Basically in everything! For frying, roasting, salad dressings, on pizza, there's barely a day goes by when I'm not reaching for the olive oil!

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  51. I love it drizzled over some new potatoes.
    I'm also into baking my own bread at the moment so loving a hunk of bread dipped into extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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  52. I use it to cook and as a salad dressing/dip

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  53. Edward GuerreiroTuesday, 01 July, 2014

    I use it for/in almost everything I cook. For instance, today I made Bifana's (Portuguese pork cutlets), and used it in the 'marinade'.

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  54. we use it a lot, in salad dressings and for cooking with

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  55. I use it on salads. Oh, now I want a salad!

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  56. I use it for LOADS

    dressings, dips for home made bread, on my dry skin on my face, added to new potatos with lemon & capers.... & many more!!

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  57. Mostly just to make salad dressings.

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  58. normally use it in a salad and occasionally in cooking if a recipe calls for it

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  59. i use it as a base in my marinade for salmon

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  60. in everything! pasta, salad, baking - the works! @Amezeylady

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  61. I drizzle it on pasta, pizza and salads

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  62. Drizzled over my feta salad Mmm

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  63. I use it for cooking with, salads and love it with some crusty bread

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  64. I love it drizzled over salad leaves freshly picked from my garden, with a sprinkling of coarse salt. Mmmm!

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  65. Cooking, drizzling. Use it all the time

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  66. Love it drizzled over my favourite Mozzarella and tomato salad

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  67. Annabel FirminSunday, 06 July, 2014

    We use it for all our cooking.

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  68. Mainly for cooking or drizzled over salads, pasta etc

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  69. I use olive oil in everything! Love the flavour it adds :-)

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  70. I use olive oil mostly when I'm cooking Italian foods with pasta or drizzled over salads.

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  71. I use it for cooking and frying.

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  72. Potatoes roasted with olive oil

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  73. laura jayne batesThursday, 10 July, 2014

    on salads as a dressing

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  74. Usually for cooking stir frys

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  75. I use it over veggies, potatoes and herbs in a roasting tin in the oven :)

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  76. faye huntingtonMonday, 14 July, 2014

    usually just for baking cakes! :) xx

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  77. I use it for marinating my rump steak

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  78. For drizzling over everything! @LyndaBrown5

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  79. Drizzled onto pizza dough before the rest of the toppings are added... can't beat it. :)

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  80. I use olive oil all the time, salad dressing, dips, drizzled over veg to roast. I even use it on chapped lips and to remove makeup if Ive run out of my usual remover!!

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  81. I like drizzling olive oil over salad

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  82. I use it over salad.

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  83. Hi. Can't seem to comment through Facebook, so put blog address instead - but all other rafflecopter options are under my facebook name (Dolphin), will this be a problem?

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  84. Use it mainly for cooking stir fries and currys.

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  85. Good Evening Jacqueline, I found your blog this evening and I would love to enter your giveaway for Filippo Berio Olive oils. I have to be honest I use Filippo Berio olive oils, but not the one's you are giving away.... so I am excited to find out about them.
    I used to live in Cyprus and we had our own olive trees..... at harvest time, my husband and his friend would harvest the olives and take them to the village olive press to turn them into olive oil. The first time I tasted the first pressing of the olives I was amazed at the peppery taste. I could list lots of dishes which I use olive oil for because it is an oil I use daily, such as making sun dried tomatoes, pickled cucumbers, baba ghanoush..... old habits die hard I'm afraid.... now I live in England, I cannot be as liberal with the olive oil, as it is so expensive. If I was lucky enough to win these Filippo Berio Olive oils it would be such a treat.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  86. For Dips, Dressings and Drizzling!!! I love to make my own hummus and mayo too!! I even use it on my dry elbows!!!

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  87. for salads for me, my partner loves dipping crusty bread in a good oil

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  88. I use it for grilling mushrooms :)

    @jamiecomps

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  89. We use it for salads and with pasta dishes mostly :)

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  90. Drizzle over salad...Cooking and bread dipping.

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  91. Prett much with everything!

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  92. I use it to make dressing and also for cooking as I prefer the texture over conventional oils

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  93. For all types of cooking and salads.

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  94. The good stuff is kept for salads etc
    & the everyday olive oil I use in bread/pizza making (& on the surface for kneading)
    & lastly for cooking.
    @lavendergables

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  95. In salad dressings, marinades and for cooking

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  96. I use it for everything but my favourite is drizzled over sliced tomatoes on toast that are then put under the grill.

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  97. For most of my cooking and all my salads

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  98. salad dressings, cooking with, all sorts really,

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  99. As well as using it in cooking, I use to make salad dressings and when baking bread.

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  100. I use it for everything. I particularly like using it to lightly fry or as part of a salad dressing.

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  101. I use it for cooking as other oils make me unwell

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  102. I use it for cooking stir fries, and as a dressing

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  103. Drizzled over grilled halloumi and tomatoes :)

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  104. I use it to make ice cream. The dream ingredient + excellent way to cool off = win win situation in this weather!

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  105. I use it in salads and dressings and some cooking

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  106. I use it all the time- stirfrys, roasted veg, dressings etc
    Felicity kelly

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  107. Drizzled on pizza, pasta, salads and pretty much everything else

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  108. I use it mostly over salad..feta cheese ..Yum. Also great for using on my skin..although i try to avoid the unfused ones, or else ill end up smelling like a roast dinenr

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  109. Mostly for salad or pasta dressings

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  110. To dip bread and also to make dressings and sauces

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  111. Olive Oil. Balsamic. White Crusty Bread. YUM!

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  112. For cooking and dressings

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  113. Use it to make up home made salad dressings

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