Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Kudos

We think our olive oils are the best in the world, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are our most recent kudos from Club members!

Latest Testimonials

What a joy to read your poetic descriptions of your magnificent oils! And even a bigger pleasure is enjoying them. I feel privileged to be able to receive your olive oils and thank you so much for your extraordinary work.

Gratefully, Marcella B.Syosset, NY

I was never a big fan of olive oils until I opened my first club bottle, the Cladium from the Spring selection, and smelled the freshness of this EVOO. Once I tasted it, I couldn’t get enough and was putting it on everything. I dreamed about it all night and started eating it by the spoonful first thing in the morning. I’ve never had such a delicious olive oil. Can’t wait to see what next quarter brings.

Joe P.Harleysville, PA

Hello! I just got my first bottle within the past week or so, and my wife immediately set up a double-blind taste test for me (using numbers hidden under each plate to identify which was which). She bakes fresh artisanal breads whenever she has a snow day (she’s a teacher), and we wanted to see how four different olive oils might compete against one another by dipping the fresh-baked bread in each of the four oils. These oils were all labeled as EVOO, and all were well within their “consume by” dates. The four were a big ol’ jug from Costco, Bragg (Greece), Thrive (Italy), and the Pruneti (Tuscan blend), from the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club. I was actually blindfolded, so I couldn’t even see what difference there might be in color, consistency, etc. We added nothing, not even salt, to the oils or the bread before tasting.

I expected to not really be able to tell much difference, as I’m no connoisseur, and also because I’ve heard that even experts perform miserably on double-blind taste tests, rarely able to distinguish super-gourmet from run-of-the-mill, whether for wine, olive oil, or anything else. The first one I tried was very good, the second was a bit more bland but still good, and the third indistinguishable from the second. Then the fourth one blew my mind with how much better it was than all of the others, and in fact better than any I’ve ever tasted—and I’ve lived in Spain and traveled extensively in olive-growing regions in Italy. We had basically expected a 3-way tie for first between Bragg, Thrive, and the Fresh-Pressed oil, with the Costco far behind, but instead we had one oil far ahead, with the other three far behind.

Well, it turned out that the stellar one was in fact the Pruneti, the Bragg placed a distant second, and quite surprisingly, Thrive was indistinguishable from the Costco. So, very nicely done—we’re excited to be new club members, and look forward to the next shipment!

Mike H.Bethesda, MD

The Italian oils you recently sent us are our second delivery from you. We’ll be loyal members ever onward! I thank you especially for the Pressing Report: you write humanly and humanely. Rather than a corporate presentation, you bring us to the people, trees, and soil, with all of their ecological and life-continuing concerns. I truly thank you for this enthusiastic, informative, and multifaceted report.

Cynthia W.Milton-Freewater, OR

Hi! I just wanted to leave you guys a stellar review on my excellent olive oils!! I am a newbie to your club, just having gotten the Australian and the Italian offerings from this year, and I must say, for anyone on the fence about why they should enroll, or if it’s worth it—it’s really simple: if you care about the taste of your food, GET ENROLLED!!! There is absolutely NO comparison with ANY store-bought olive oils. You can TASTE and SMELL immediately the difference!! I had both my daughters over for Christmas, and we did a “taste test” and we all loved all three of the Italian oils you sent! We could all tell the difference! My brother is a chef, and I can’t wait to have him try them out; I know he will love them! There really is no comparison—I am so glad I enrolled, and I plan on upping my size bottles to the larger size going forwards! Thanks for all the hard work you do to bring us these superb olive oils!

Nancy D.Miramar Beach, FL

Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by boldly stating that I am impressed! For years I have been buying the best rated store stocked olive oils I could find. Well, I was truly unimpressed with their taste and now thanks to you, I know why. My first taste of your fresh pressed olive oil was a blissful awakening to everything I had heard about olive oil over the years. What a difference! I truly would like to say ‘thank you,’ for introducing me to the exhilarating experience of fresh pressed olive oil.

Gregory G.Fayetteville, NC

Dear Sir,

I am in love with your company and your olive oils as they have changed my life in terms of adding just the right touch to the culinary delights I produce, from appetizers to main dishes and even some desserts! I use your products faithfully every day, much to the delight of my family, friends, and my physician as my heart health has never been better! Unfortunately I always run out completely before my next order is due, and I anticipate receiving the e-mail I just did that my order has been shipped. Nothing I can find in the finest gourmet stores even comes close to your selections, and I have now added several other friends to your customer list.

Thank you, Beverly M.Powell, OH

Hello there, T.J.,

My wife Theresa signed our family up for your three-bottles-per-quarter olive oil club, and holy smokes, this stuff is going fast! It’s so good, really, we can’t get enough!

I wanted to enquire about doubling our order every quarter. The joys of fresh and wholesome oils are such that we cannot bear to keep it all to ourselves, but if you share the supply doesn’t last as long! I understand that the demand for your oils is probably very great; that said, if it’s possible to increase our order size then please sign us up!

We look forward to hearing back from you soon so that we may continue to enjoy these precious oils….We (also) look forward to sharing this special treat with our friends and family.

My family wishes all of you the best of luck. May your company ever flourish like a well-tended olive tree! Keep up the good work, and as luck would have it, it’s time for supper! Did I mention the fact that my kids—Evelyn and Joe, 6 years and 16 months—can’t get enough of this stuff? They enjoy your oils as much as we do. A million thanks!

Your loyal customers, Caleb and Theresa S.Weatherford, TX

Hello from a VERY grateful member!

I’m a bachelor, and what’s worse, I’m a starving artist. I had an aunt once who gave me a very good piece of advice: “When you are almost broke, go out and buy yourself a bar of very good soap. It will lift your spirits immeasurably when you take your shower.”

It’s a philosophy that has lifted MANY moments of despair into moments of genuine gratitude.

I have updated my adored aunt’s advice for the 20-teens. “Go out and join the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club!” With the rent for next month not yet in sight, I have NO business enjoying a dinner that brings tears to my eyes. But that is what you did for me! It’s just tomato and roasted red pepper soup from Pacific, with a little homemade chicken stock, some inexpensive red wine, and a weensie bit of heavy cream. But when I drizzled the Nullamunjie all over the top, OMG!!!! I’m SERIOUS … OHHH EMMM GEEE.

THANK YOU!!!! Please keep up the VERY good work!!

Very affectionately, Jeff B.Oakland, CA

Good Morning,

I received my sample bottle yesterday. I opened it up, read the included information, and then began to feel the beginnings of buyer’s remorse. Had I just believed the hype when I signed up? I had decided to take better care of myself and part of that was by eating better. When I got your email I read it through and signed up. Since I already had had a disappointing day, I didn’t open the bottle.

This morning I decided to taste it since maybe I might make eggs for breakfast. I dab a little on my finger, tasted it, and was blown away. It really tasted a million times better than any olive oil I had ever tasted! Then I decided to taste the oil I already had in my pantry. You guys were right! It tasted rotten to me! My first impulse was to throw it away, but then I decided to make a body scrub with it since I did pay good money for it. I’ve got a feeling that I am going to be a member for a long, long time!

Take care, Deryl G.Chicago, IL

Received my free bottle yesterday! I immediately got out my “name brand” olive oils from the grocery store to do a mini tasting. WHAT AN AMAZING DIFFERENCE, both in the nose as well as the mouthfeel and taste!

My son, who is 23, was here, and I just had to have him sniff and taste, too. At first he was an unbeliever and didn’t want to, but when he tasted it, he quickly became a believer! After explaining the program to him, he asked me how much it was. I was reluctant to tell him, imagining he would deride me for the “extravagance.” But once I told him, he said, “That’s not bad, Mom, because you’re getting a superior quality product.” 😀

Oh! One other thing—I was very much impressed with the brochure containing the history, tasting notes, food pairings, and recipes! A beautiful, delightful addition to the overall experience!

This morning, I could barely wait to get up and make scrambled eggs, drizzled with 100% EVOO and garnished with fresh basil! Delish! Like no other eggs I’ve had before— simply flooded my palate with flavor!

Thanks, A VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER...Alisa S.Sebring, FL

I’m so sad…I just used the very last drop of my bottle of Finca Galvez Picual oil sent several months ago. I’d love another bottle or 2 if you have any extra stock! This oil is perfect with a summer salad of fresh herbs and baby greens from the garden. Addictive even.

I joined because of Dave Asprey’s recommendation (“Bulletproof” guy) and at first didn’t have any idea what I was going to do with all that oil. Having little exposure to good olive oil, I must confess I just didn’t get the EVOO craze. Store-bought oil didn’t smell or taste good to me, and that’s all I’d ever really experienced.

So I decided to enroll because Dave is a compelling guy and I trust him. I figured I’d try it and cancel my subscription in a few months. But over time, as I read your quarterly booklet (love it!!) and tasted the different oils, I began to feel so lucky and looked forward to finding recipes just for the oils. I’ve given bottles as gifts (including a copy of your write-up so the receiver knows just how special that bottle is!) to rave reviews.

I’ve even taken to using the wonderful oils on my skin—the color and aroma are an amazing lift and olive oil is second to none as a moisturizer! Total luxury. I hope you are not insulted by this!

Thanks for offering these oils for subscription. I love that the oils come from small growers dedicated to quality. The places you visit sound amazing (a travel blog would be fascinating)! Someday, if you ever decide to offer excursions to outsiders, I can think of nothing more interesting than visiting olive groves. “Olive Oil Hunter Excursions”? Has a nice ring. Bucket list!

You’ve made me a fan. So appreciate what you do—it has such incredible value to us and brings a bounty of simple delight with each pour. Abundance in a bottle. Thanks again!

Kristen H.Oak Park, IL

Thank you, TJ,

I have been a lucky club member for several years. I feel so fortunate to receive these wonderful oils. I live in a geographically remote location (the middle of the Pacific) so I very much appreciate the freshness and expedient delivery of the olive oils.

My all-time favorite so far has been the single-variety Cobrançosa from Casa de Santo Amaro in Portugal. I love the Picuals! Finca Galvez from Spain. Picual by Alajandro Sanz of Spain. I also loved Petralia from TerraMater in Chile. This new Australian Picual by Leandro Ravetti was the first bottle I opened, and it is added to my favorite list.

You have ignited my passion for olive oils. I look forward to the quarterly selections, your adventures, and the recipes. I have been researching, preparing my small section in Paradise for a few olive trees.

Trish M.Makawao, HI

My husband and I really enjoyed your Cannellini Bean and Gorgonzola Bruschetta recipe last Friday night in front of the TV, with a simple salad also using your fine olive oil….It was delicious and a nice change from our usual pizza night! I can really notice the difference and quality of your oils vs the store-bought ones…so thanks again.

Lois and Bill S.Tampa, FL

Just wanted to thank you for sharing the pumpkin soup recipe in the latest publication included with the last olive oil delivery. Absolutely delicious and simple. I used butternut squash because that is what I had on hand. Loved it! So did my 10-year-old. Thanks again for sharing it!

Nicola L.Indio, CA

I was so happy today when my OO arrived. Love it….Thank you so much! I’ve been putting the mild from my last shipment on multigrain toast, rather than butter… I love it too. You have made a believer out of me. Fresh pressed is definitely the BEST!

Alice B.Higginsville, MO

Dear T.J.—My family prefers your Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil over all others, because in addition to the full and lively flavors, I know that I’m using something that was harvested this season and is indeed still fresh! Before using this oil, I didn’t know that the olive oil on the store shelves is typically from prior years’ harvests and is therefore most likely rancid…yuck! I definitely prefer fresh-pressed and have enjoyed using it in many different family meals. Many thanks!

Meg S.Golden, CO

Compliments and kudos!!! I just want to start off this morning by thanking you for the wonderful olive oil and the great pressing report about your hard work and dedication! Because of your great oil, nothing compares to staying at home and trying new recipes!

Bonnie H.Minot, ND

I’m mad at you! You, sir, have spoiled me. This is some of the most beautiful, divine, delicious stuff I have ever experienced…your oil is nectar of the gods. And now, I find myself actually bringing a bottle with me when I travel. Because nothing compares to what you are offering! You’ve ruined any other oil for me. Keep up the great work!!! Seriously, I love this stuff! With gratitude for having found you!

Christine L.Vashon, WA

Is it possible to get more bottles of the latest shipment? We use it almost daily and can’t believe how much flavor it adds to salad dressings and other dishes. We’ve tried olive oil at a number of shops and can’t believe how much better-tasting the oils are from the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club. What a great decision to join the Club. Thank you for providing top-notch olive oil.

Lon K.Stockton, CA

T. J., I just had to call and tell you I just received my bottle of Alonso Chilean olive oil, and it’s absolutely delicious and I love it! I’ll very much look forward to receiving many more bottles from you.

Randal CShreveport, LA

As a satisfied member, I wanted to personally express how wonderful it is to read the journeys and the many trips you take to find such remarkable blends of olive oil! Even though it may seem we know you more than you know your members, we all share in your excitement and we thank you for your commitment to providing us with outstanding olive oils! It never goes unnoticed! Love to all!

Karen S.Rochester Hills, MI

Fantastic oils! Just writing to say how much I’m learning and enjoying the recipes and tasting of all of the oils. The Italian oils are amazing! My husband and I look forward to buying fresh sourdough bread and tasting our oils when they come. I’m trying the Pumpkin Risotto…and I have a few others highlighted as well. We just love the stories about the people who produce the oils and the adventures that come from procuring these for your Club members. This has been a really fun club to belong to.

Julie D.Eagle, WI

As a professional cook, caterer, and recipe developer in NYC, I am always on the hunt for the freshest and best-quality ingredients. There is simply nothing available for purchase online, or in any specialty market anywhere, that comes close to the quality of your olive oils. Every season I eagerly await my next shipment of your olive oils, and each time I am surprised and delighted. Your oils are my go-to condiment of choice and my “secret weapon”—I use them to finish almost every dish I make. Their vibrancy and freshness make everything I cook come alive. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next…

Jill PNew York, NY

“I now get most of my oil from T. J. Robinson’s Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club, and every time I open a bottle, my kitchen literally fills up with the smell of fresh crushed olives—the scent explodes out of the bottle. Just breaking the seal transports me to Italy or Spain or Chile.”

Larry OlmstedNew York Times bestseller Real Food / Fake Food (Algonquin, 2016)

We have been members for a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed the superb varieties of oils we have been sent. At first I thought we had too much oil with these deliveries, but how wrong I was, as my family begged us to share some and they quickly were consumed with joy. We are Italian Americans and olive oil has been a part of our diets all our lives. To find such great-tasting oils is a pleasure. I know that harvest season will be approaching in Italy, and we are looking forward to see what the Club brings us from the “Old Country.”

Frank R.Sun City Center, FL

Even if you buy the most expensive olive oils in the best stores in Manhattan, you can’t get your hands on olive oil of this quality!

Ken McCarthyTivoli, NY

I must tell you that since I first started using your olive oil, I get excited like a child at Christmas time every quarter, waiting for the arrival of my new shipment. It is delicious. I use it for most everything I cook, including eggs. My favorite side— escarole sauteed in your olive oil and chopped garlic. (I call that “Italian collard greens”).

Bill S. West Columbia, SC

Hi — Just a short note to let you know how much I love the olive oils you are choosing and sending. They are absolutely delicious and I refuse to share them other than for a taste. I use them every day in my cooking and with a variety of foods. I never knew that olive oil had a taste or that it should have flavor. Every time I taste they remind me of new-mown hay or what a fat honey-filled clover blossom tastes like.

Mary G.Jackson, MI

The oil arrived yesterday and I opened it and used it on my salad. Words cannot describe. I am delighted and look forward to receiving more oil in the future. Thank you for sourcing this out and making it available.

pssst—since no one else was around, I even licked my plate clean—yummy!

Joy C.Salem, OR

First let me say that your olive oil is one of the best things that has happened to us in the last ten years. We are SO happy with this membership—the olive oil is top quality and we enjoy the recipes and descriptions of how our oil came to be and from whence it came. One of our favorite things to do is enlighten our friends. Without fail, they are as astounded as we were to realize that they had never before tasted the good stuff! (I know you have at least two other memberships from these private tastings.)

There are five large-ish humans in our household and all are now olive-oil snobs. We run out between shipments. I would like to add an additional membership to our same address… but of the smaller bottles. That way we never run out… and if there is extra, we have the perfect hostess gift (and can continue spreading the good word.)

Gianna M.Manhattan Beach, CA

I just want to tell you how blown away I am by your olive oils…I have never tasted anything like these, and I have traveled extensively around the Mediterranean. Your newsletter is wonderful!

Marcella BSyosset, NY

You, and the Band Of Merry Tasters, have spoiled me on olive oil FOREVER! I can no longer stomach the bulk cans I used to buy. I take spoonfuls of straight oil as a treat! It is so healthy and delicious, I go through my order in a fraction of the time before the next installment. You have ruined me! While I prefer the stronger varieties, the milder ones are still better than anything I’ve had before. Like fresh maple syrup, fresh olive oil nourishes the whole being. Many thanks (you rascal!)

Tim F.Surry, ME

I just had a tasting session of the new olive oils with my daughter. We were so thoroughly and utterly delighted by the oils—I compared them with the two bottles I had bought at a very upscale restaurant here that specializes in olive oil—no comparison. I have never ever tasted olive oils as fabulous as the ones you send. So fresh! Grassy! Alive! Full of nuances of flavors! I am so so so happy I joined! Love you!

Miriyam G.Los Angeles, CA

This is the only housewarming gift I give now! Everyone I give a bottle to falls in love with the taste. I’m giving an amazing gift and spreading the word about what quality oil actually tastes like!

Colleen C.Stamford, CT

I can’t begin to describe how much I love being a member of the Olive Oil Hunter’s Club. My husband and I are vegetarians and salads are a staple part of our lives. These incredibly flavorful and delicious olive oils are a mainstay in our meals. My father had
an olive ranch in Northern California when I was a child, so the taste of real olive oil, tasting like real olives, is a part of my DNA. Over the years I have despaired because olive oils have become no more than the equivalent of barely digestible engine oil.
When the first batch of olive oil arrived, I seriously almost wept. No olive oil sold in stores these days anywhere—and I mean ANYWHERE—can compare in flavor or aroma as these small-ranch pure olive oils. We so look forward to when our oil shipment arrives. We set it up to taste-test, and then as I prepare dinner, my husband reads to me the description and background information the Olive Oil Hunter writes for each olive oil that he offers, so we know exactly what we’re getting, from where, and by whom. This olive oil subscription is the best thing I’ve discovered in a long, long time! I love you, Olive Oil Hunter!

Alexis H.Santa Fe, NM

My husband and I decided to be daring and just now tried the bold selection on vanilla ice cream for dessert. Who would have “thunk” it! We’re astonished—it’s so good! I think it will be a new comfort food in our house. A beautiful surprise!

Erin R.Davenport, IA

I just want to let you know how awesome the olive oil is that I received! One taste and I literally felt like I could just stand there and sip it straight from the bottle! I put it over my fresh cantaloupe sprinkled with a little sea salt and WOW! That might not seem like it would taste very good but it is delicious. It tastes delicious on anything! I’m so glad to be a club member and I’m looking forward to the next bottle!

Cherilyn B.Findlay, OH

I just want to tell you how blown away I am by your olive oils…I have never tasted anything like these, and I have traveled extensively around the Mediterranean. Your newsletter is wonderful!

Marcella B.Syosset, NY

You, and the Band Of Merry Tasters, have spoiled me on olive oil FOREVER! I can no longer stomach the bulk cans I used to buy. I take spoonfuls of straight oil as a treat! It is so healthy and delicious, I go through my order in a fraction of the time before the next installment. You have ruined me! While I prefer the stronger varieties, the milder ones are still better than anything I’ve had before. Like fresh maple syrup, fresh olive oil nourishes the whole being. Many thanks (you rascal!)

Tim F.Surry, ME

I tried the first bottle you sent to me and I love it. It has a flavor that reminds me of my childhood some 70 years ago. My grandmother and mother used it all the time from the Italian store that they shopped at. I can hardly wait until the [next] quarter comes, by then I would have finished the gallon of olive oil we have in the house now. Again, thank you.

P.S. My grandson was pouring it on bread and couldn’t get enough. He is 15 and he really noticed the difference.

Paula C.Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The oil arrived yesterday and I opened it and used it on my salad. Words cannot describe. I am delighted and look forward to receiving more oil in the future. Thank you for sourcing this out and making it available.

pssst—since no one else was around, I even licked my plate clean—yummy!

Joy C.Salem, OR

First let me say that your olive oil is one of the best things that has happened to us in the last ten years. We are SO happy with this membership—the olive oil is top quality and we enjoy the recipes and descriptions of how our oil came to be and from whence it came. One of our favorite things to do is enlighten our friends. Without fail, they are as astounded as we were to realize that they had never before tasted the good stuff! (I know you have at least two other memberships from these private tastings.)

There are five large-ish humans in our household and all are now olive-oil snobs. We run out between shipments. I would like to add an additional membership to our same address… but of the smaller bottles. That way we never run out… and if there is extra, we have the perfect hostess gift (and can continue spreading the good word.)

Gianna M.Manhattan Beach, CA

I must tell you that since I first started using your olive oil, I get excited like a child at Christmas time every quarter, waiting for the arrival of my new shipment. It is delicious. I use it for most everything I cook, including eggs. My favorite side—escarole sautéed in your olive oil and chopped garlic. (I call that “Italian collard greens”).

Bill S.West Columbia, SC

Hi — Just a short note to let you know how much I love the olive oils you are choosing and sending. They are absolutely delicious and I refuse to share them other than for a taste. I use them every day in my cooking and with a variety of foods. I never knew that olive oil had a taste or that it should have flavor. Every time I taste they remind me of new-mown hay or what a fat honey-filled clover blossom tastes like.

Mary G.Jackson, MI

I wanted to thank you so much for the olive oil. I got to try it tonight on some angel hair pasta. The taste (every bite) reminds me of running through the fields right after they’ve been cut. It has a nice grassy taste to it. I enjoyed it very much! I look forward to my next shipment with great anticipation.

Cindy C.Fort Worth, TX

There is only one word to describe the Ravetti selection—SENSUAL! An amazing blend. Many thanks.

Tim F.Surry, ME