"Some of my fondest childhood memories are the times I spent with my mom in the kitchen. She has always been kind, patient and an amazing teacher with a desire for perfecting recipes. It was this creativity and shared love of food that led us down a path that would eventually become the Olivelle we all know and love today!
After graduating college in 2006, I moved back to my hometown of Bozeman, Montana where Michelle, my mom, and I opened our flagship specialty food shop. I had an excitement for business operations and she had a love of good food. Together, we had a burning desire to create a wowing retail experience that was unlike anything Bozeman had seen.
Originally, Olivelle opened as a European franchise which unfortunately did not work out, as they had ran into financial issues and eventually folded; making way for us to create our own company. Michelle and I worked tirelessly to try and source high quality infused oils & vinegars for our newly independent shop, only to be disappointed with the offerings. Between our keen sense of taste and passion for flavor and food, we could tell that other suppliers were taking lower quality oils and trying to cover the defective tastes with flavors. The two of us recognized that if Olivelle wanted to be successful, we had to take quality control into our own hands. To do this, we started with one of our high quality, single estate extra virgin olive oils (something that was unheard of in the industry) and worked to craft our own flavored olive oils. They tasted amazing and our customers could immediately recognize the difference in quality.
Today, Olivelle crafts over 150 products with the same commitment to quality that was had when we created our very first product. When sourcing ingredients, we continue to work with small family farms that focus on quality over quantity. Every ingredient used in manufacturing must pass our extremely strict taste guidelines to ensure the finished products are something we will be proud to label with the Olivelle name.
We hope that our oils, vinegars, spices, and recipes become an inspiration to you and your family while making memories and creating moments of enjoyment, like the love of food has done for my family." - Brie Thompson (co-founder)
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