Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ’s 2017-11-29T13:17:55+00:00

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Do you use preservatives and other funny stuff? 2017-11-29T13:15:12+00:00

Absolutely not, we rely on age old methods of preservations; using vinegars and natural salt in the ingredients.

Are your products organic? 2017-11-29T13:14:40+00:00

We don’t have organic certification; all our ingredients are vetted before they are allowed into our manufacturing unit.  This is our larder so we are extremely picky about our ingredients.

Do you have other shops in other cities? 2017-11-29T13:14:03+00:00

No we don’t, Romesco Olives is fully based in the Midlands Natal, we dispatch straight from our factory shop.

Where do your olives come from? 2017-11-29T13:13:30+00:00

Our olives are always Kalamata and are grown down in the Cape, they make their way up to the Midlands every few weeks.

Are your products Vegetarian and Vegan? 2017-11-29T13:13:02+00:00

Yes our products are vegetarian, not all are vegan; where you see basil pesto there will be pecorina cheese in it.

Are your ingredients local? 2017-11-29T13:12:03+00:00

Yes we always buy local, some of our ingredients have to come from the Mediterranean such as the artichokes and capers, but hey that’s fine.

Are your productus Halaal? 2017-11-29T13:11:24+00:00

We don’t have the Halaal certification, we do not use any alcohol in our products.

How should I store Pesto’s, Tapenade and Sauces? 2017-11-29T13:10:34+00:00

Your sauces are best stored in the fridge from day one, even unopened.  By doing that the shelf life unopened will be 1 year, once opened 3 months.  We always keep topping our sauces up with a wee glug of oil before putting back in the fridge.

How do I store my olives? 2017-11-29T13:09:30+00:00

In our experience we find if they are stored in the fridge unopened & opened the olive retains it’s crispness. Your extra virgin olive oil will appear buttery, once out the fridge it melts very quickly.