What we do
We provide Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. Our offerings include dozens of variations, from traditional EVOO’s and vinegars to infused flavors using all natural ingredients.
We invite you to stop by the nearest Tasting Room whenever possible. We would love to share our obsession with you!
What are ultra premium evoo's?
EVOO is the highest recognized grade of olive oil and is considered the freshest juice of the olive. EVOO’s must contain no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams of oleic acid. It is high in natural antioxidants, vitamin E and phytosterols from the olive fruit.
Ultra Premium (UP) is a higher-tier category of EVOO, trademarked by Veronica Foods Company, to distinguish the highest quality olive oils in the world. The UP standard is used by Veronica Foods and its partners to identify olive oils that meet the UP standards. Ultra Premium Olive Oil exceeds world standards for olive oil quality. It is the freshest and finest olive oil in the world today.
Our olives are sourced from small regional mills across countries in both hemispheres, including local farms from the United States. They are cold-pressed within 2 hours of harvesting, ensuring the very highest quality of the fruit.
Our olive oils are considered amongst the top 5% in quality in the world and are held to the strictest standards. Lab tests are performed by the highest-certified olive oil lab in the world (voted #1 in accuracy and proficiency by the AOCS).
Where we began
The story behind the family of Big Horn Olive Oil Company is rich with memories of family, travels, and adventures. One of those adventures was a move to Reno, NV. Mercedes Burkavage began her search for the wonderful Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars her family had grown to love while living on the East Coast. In all of her searching, the world’s finest oils and vinegars were nowhere to be found.
After much discussion one evening, and almost as much wine, Mercedes and her husband John agreed that introducing these simply delicious products to Northern Nevada was necessary. The details were worked out in 2012 and Big Horn Olive Oil Company was born. It quickly became a favorite of the community.
Where we are today
In 2022, Mercedes and John sold their growing company to new ownership in order to move closer to family in Washington. But, our passion for healthy, delicious foods and for our community continues!