Baking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a healthy alternative to butter – at Bella Oliva Taproom

The holidays are just around the corner. The smell of freshly baked cookies, muffins, and pies will soon fill our homes….. as well as our bellies! Did you know that in any recipe that calls for butter you can substitute EVOO in its place? Use our Conversion Chart to see how to make the substitution for a healthier baking option. You can also substitute EVOO in any recipe that calls for vegetable oil, canola oil or other oils. Just use the same amount the recipe recommends. One of our more popular recipes has been our brownies made with our Fused Blood Orange EVOO. Using the Fused Blood Orange EVOO transforms an ordinary brownie into something special….. always a crowd pleaser!   Continue Reading >>

Why We Sip….Not Dip

If you’ve been to Bella Oliva Taproom, you will have noticed that there isn’t any bread. Who doesn’t love a scrumptious piece of fluffy italian bread dipped in oil….right? Well, besides the fact that we would eat it all day long, tasting the oil in it purest form is the best way to experience freshness and quality of the oil. So that being said there are ways to do the sipping and tasting … First, get a small vessel(we supply handy little plastic cups). Take a good whiff of the aroma or “nose” of the olive oil. You will notice many different scents or flavors. For extra virgin olive oil, you may notice fresh-cut grass, cinnamon, tropical fruits or other   Continue Reading >>

From Subtle to Bursting with Flavor. A Delightfully Tasteful Experience

There’s a burst of excitement in Wayne – a flavor burst! Bella Oliva Taproom is a locally-owned and operated olive oil and vinegar tasting store now open next to the Anthony Wayne Theater on Lancaster Avenue in the heart of Wayne. Bella Oliva offers a ‘try before you buy’ experience with over 50 varieties of the finest imported extra virgin olive oils and all-natural aged balsamic vinegars. Each oil and vinegar isstored in its own Italian fusti (those shiny silver containers!), preserving the highest level of quality, flavor, and antioxidants. Our olive oils will take your taste buds to an entirely new level, especially when combined with whole fresh lemons, blood oranges, basil leaves, and more. Bella Oliva’s white and   Continue Reading >>