Mild and versatile, these won’t overwhelm your ingredients.
California Olive Ranch Fresh California Extra VirginThis all-American pick wowed testers with its smooth, subtle taste—think gentle apple notes with a hint of spice.To buy: $9 for 500 milliliters, at supermarkets.
Academia Barilla 100 Percent Organic Extra VirginCreamy and balanced, it’s as close as you can get to eating a bowl of fat, juicy green olives.To buy: $14 for 500 milliliters, at supermarkets.
Rich and nuanced, these add flavor to salads and finished dishes.
Partanna Sicilian Extra Virgin This buttery, unfiltered selection is sold in a large, budget-friendly tin. Use it over grilled vegetables and fish.To buy: $15 for 1 liter, at Whole Foods Markets and specialty food stores.
Nuñez de Prado Extra VirginA knockout: Prepare for bright, clear notes of mint and citrus with mild toasted-walnut undertones. Perfect on pasta.To buy: $14 for 500 milliliters, at supermarkets.
Lungarotti DOP UmbriaThis winner starts with a tart burst, slides into a grassy sweetness, and finishes with a refreshing, peppery bite.To buy: $25 for 250 milliliters, hausfortuna.com.See all Daily Finds from this month