About Us

About Us

No Italian heritage luring us to the wondrous history of olive oil. No sunny adventures in quaint Greek or Italian villages with amazing restaurants and the best spaghetti alle vongole ever. In fact, we’ve never been out of the US (though travel abroad is on the bucket list). However, we do like good food, and we learned early on in our culinary adventures that good food starts with quality ingredients. And starting with quality ingredients can make a so-so cook a great cook and turn a good cook into a gourmet chef. When we wandered into a little olive oil store in central Arizona (of all places!), we were hooked and knew the West Valley needed gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Olive Gourmet opened in Park West Mall on a hot June day in 2011.  We had one customer that day, an employee from a nearby store who had been watching as our store took shape and wondered what an “olive gourmet” was. It was a long, hot, and lean summer. What we had gotten into? But as the temperatures started to cool, even incrementally, our customer base grew. We knew we had superior products and that West Valley cooks appreciate quality ingredients.

In the years since, we’ve learned a lot about olive oil and balsamic vinegars and health and cooking healthy. We’ve expanded our product line to include the dishes, utensils, pasta and seasonings that complement our oils and balsamics. Our customer base has grown beyond our expectations.

We are committed to providing you, our customers, with the finest quality, healthiest and best tasting extra virgin olive oils and vinegars available.  Visit our store to taste our oils and vinegars for yourself. Shop our website—don’t go without your favorite products. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. Check in often to see what new flavors and products have been added. But be warned, you’ll be hooked just like we were!
Melinda Piwinski