The Fresh Market searches far and wide for artisanal oils and vinegars we think our guests will love. Oils and vinegars are varied and versatile, making great dressings, sauces, dips and finishes for a range of cuisines.
Few pairings are as delicious, useful, or simple as those in delicious vinaigrettes. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination, and can take on many flavors from berry sweet to tangy tart. Here are just a few of our favorite combinations –
- Orange blossom vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Enjoy this combination with our Arugula Salad recipe.
- Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, and garlic. Give this combination a try with our Watermelon Salad recipe.
- Rice vinegar, olive oil, raspberry wasabi mustard. Spice things up with our Salmon Raspberry Wasabi Salad recipe.
While there are many delicious reasons to keep them together, oils and vinegars are culinary stars in their own right.
Delightful By Themselves
Oils contain essential nutrients important to a balanced diet. The carefully crafted oils featured at The Fresh Market are made in small batches and offer a wide range of flavor profiles that can be used in many delicious ways.
Vinegar is a versatile flavor enhancer for everything from collard greens and potatoes to your favorite pickled vegetable or meat. At The Fresh Markets you’ll find choices ranging from carefully curated balsamic vinegars to citrus, cider and sherry vinegars that make tantalizingly tasty sauces and marinades.
Gaea 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This delicious oil comes from the first cold pressing of handpicked Koroneiki olives (considered the Queen of Olives). It features a lovely green hue and delicate aromas of fresh herbs and almond.
Tasting Notes: Bright, bold, fresh olive taste followed by a lingering, fruity finish.
Pairings & Uses: Its bold flavor makes it ideal for pairing with freshly baked breads, bruschetta and pasta dishes.
Lucini Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Small farms supply the olives for this delicious and versatile oil. Produced in small batches, this oil is made using hand-picked mid-harvest olives crushed within 24 hours of picking.
Tasting Notes: Delicate in body and flavor, this is a superb oil for everyday use – ideal for cooking or any time you want a lighter-tasting oil.
Pairings & Uses: Perfect for marinades, sautéing, and for brushing on grilled vegetables. The light, delicate flavor is also ideal for salad dressings.
La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil
It truly is the best of both worlds. Handcrafted in California using the 150-year-old methods of its sister mill in France, this will be the oil you come back to time and again to bring new and exciting flavors to your table.
Tasting Notes: Delicate in body and pale in color, the taste is rich with subtle walnut flavor but without a trace of the heaviness or bitterness sometimes found in the nutmeats themselves.
Pairings & Uses: Extremely versatile, roasted walnut oil works beautifully in salads and BBQ sauce, and with grilled fish, pasta, and cheese plates. Adds a warm, rich flavor note when drizzled on roasted vegetables. Excellent for cooking as it will withstand medium-high heat.
La Tourangelle Roasted Almond Oil
This artisan oil maker uses 150-year-old methods developed in France to retain all the flavors, nutrients and health benefits of almonds in this delicious oil.
Tasting Notes: La Tourangelle Roasted Almond Oil provides a subtle, slightly sweet, roasted flavor and subtle almond finish that will make it your go-to oil for a wide range of dishes.
Pairings & Uses: The roasted flavor is a welcome addition to dressings and sauces, and it complements pasta, chicken, duck, and all manner of vegetables. Almond oil is also a favorite flavor for bakers, and is often added to cookies, cakes, and shortbread.
O Honey White Balsamic Vinegar
Sweet clover honey meets white California balsamic vinegar aged the old-fashioned way in oak barrels. It’s a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors with nutrient-rich benefits.
Tasting Notes: A delicious balance of honey sweetness and vinegar sharpness.
Pairings & Uses: There are many ways to enjoy this unique vinegar. Pair with O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil for a unique vinaigrette and toss with fresh Arugula and shaved Parmesan. Create a dazzling reduction when you combine with fresh honey and simmer over medium-high heat until thickened and reduced, then drizzle over grilled meats and vegetables. Mix up an antioxidant-rich elixir by splashing into sparkling mineral water and adding a drop of agave.
The Fresh Market Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Our rich and flavorful Balsamic Vinegars are sourced directly from Modena, Italy, the original home of balsamic vinegar. Both are traditionally crafted, cooking the juice of grapes down to thick syrup then aging in barrels for natural fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Our Two Leaf Balsamic features balanced acidity with a slight sweetness, while our Three Leaf Balsamic is delicate, sweet and smooth.
Pairings & Uses: Choose our Two Leaf Balsamic to add rich flavor to marinades and salad dressings. Our Three Leaf Balsamic tastes wonderful drizzled directly on meats and vegetables.