Olive oil fun at Pasolivo
What a very nice activity to mix in with wine tasting in Paso Robles. We spent an entire hour having olive oil fun at Pasolivo. Pasolivo is an olive oil factory located on Vineyard Drive, a lovely wine county backroad. Pasolivo is open daily and is great fun for the entire family. We visited several years ago and on this recent visit there were big changes. As we entered Pasolivo we were greeted by our host. She gave us a concise rundown of how the olive oil tasting works at Pasolivo. The biggest change since our last visit, a spice table and salt table. We placed a small amount of each spice and each salt on a small paper plate. With a bag of cubed French bread, we dabbed the bread with olive oil and then pressed the bread cube on a spice or salt. My, oh my; the spice or salt added so much to the olive oil. It is a great cooking lesson in how spices or salts work and match with various olive oils. We tasted several olive oils from plain to ones with basil, rosemary, lemon, lime, or citrus flavors. We purchased a can of the rosemary olive oil. One of my favorite recipes is oven baked potato fries. I can see my potatoes coated with the rosemary olive oil and then placed in the oven. I can’t wait to try this! Pasolivo, similar to most wineries, has an olive oil club. Twice a year, you receive shipments of various olive oils and other goodies. Check the Pasolivo Website for the Olive Oil Club details and other information. One thing different at Pasolivo from wine tasting rooms is that there’s no fee to participate in the olive oil tasting. You can also purchase the spice, salts and other olive oil related items. If you visit Pasolivo around the lunch hour, think about packing a picnic lunch. There are picnic tables at Pasolivo set among tall oak trees. It is very inviting and peaceful. Pasolivo is located at 8530 Vineyard Drive and is open 11 am to 5 pm daily. Nearby are several wineries. See our winery recommendation on Vineyard Wine Trail. Also, Halter Ranch Vineyards is great stop where Vineyard Drive meets Adelaida Road.