Buffet Olives launches new range of pestos and tapenades

Buffet Olives is a familiar brand on grocery shelves and now consumers can enjoy six additions to the range that include delicious and easy-to-serve pestos and tapenades.

The new ready-to-eat products draw inspiration from the Spanish style of eating and are conveniently packed in a 100-gram sealed cup, making them easy to share and pair on a snack platter, add to a picnic basket and include in the lunch box.

The new range is plant-based, joining the global food movement of healthy snacking.

Richard Allen of Buffet Olives is upbeat about the new additions. He says: “We’ve been looking for a long time to take a deli product and deliver it to the public in a reliable format. We’ve spent quite a bit of time working on this and we’re very excited to launch it.”

New range of pestos and tapenades include:

  • Mixed Olives in toasted Cumin, Chilli and Orange Oil
  • Mixed Olives in a Thyme and Basil Oil
  • Mixed Olives with Thyme, Oreganum and Rosemary Oil
  • Tapenade with Capers and Anchovies
  • Olive Pesto with Sundried Tomatoes
  • Green Thai Olive Pesto with seven Thai Spices and Coconut

The health benefits of olives

  • High in antioxidants
  • Source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids
  • One cup of black olives contains 10% of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin A
  • A great source of vitamin E
  • The natural fermentation process means that olives are great for gut health

Some background to Buffet Olives

At the foothills of the Drakenstein mountains outside Paarl in the Western Cape is a 180-hectare farm of olive groves. This is the farm where, for the past 50 years, South Africa’s favourite table olives – Buffet Olives – are grown and nurtured. Buffet Olives is the largest table olive producer in South Africa.

With granite-based soils and a Mediterranean climate, La Valle (the farm) is ideally located for growing perfect, juicy olives. Five cultivars are produced, namely Mission, Manzanilla, Baroni, Kalamata and Nocellara del Belice.

Each olive is hand-picked to ensure the perfect integrity of the fruit at optimal ripeness. The olives are then naturally cured and packed in a world-class facility on the farm. A slow maturation and fermentation process results in a unique taste and aroma. From soil to shelf, the entire process ensures top quality olives.

The La Valle farm dates back over fifty years when the Costa family planted the first olive trees in 1942. The farm shares a border with family-run guesthouse Cascade Manor, which offers breathtaking views of the Olive Valley and a pristine waterfall.

Source: Buffet Olives