Manicotti Recipe with Carapelli Olive Oil

This post brought to you by Carapelli. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was thrilled when Carapelli sent me a bottle of olive oil to review!  Besides conducting my very own taste test, I also used the olive oil to mix up a batch of my favorite manicotti!

When I think of olive oil, I think of Italy!  Carapelli has been making olive oil from the finest Mediterranean olives for more than 100 years. In fact, Carapelli was the very first company to promote extra virgin olive oil in Italy.  Their distinctive brand of olive oil includes 3 varieties:  Organic, Premium 100% Italian, and Il Numerato.

I learned a lot about olive oil testing when they sent me a bottle of their Premium 100% Italian olive oil.  For example, I found out that olive oil sampling is very similar to a wine tasting!

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This is how you can conduct an olive oil sampling plus select the variety that you like best:

First, you need a rounded blue glass that fits in the palm of your hand.  The blue color masks the olive oil's color so you can judge it purely by taste.  Your hand warms the glass in your palm, which will enhance flavor and smell.  Who knew, right?!

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