The Barouni olive variety is grown almost exclusively in Tunisia, and primarily for table olives. We are fortunate to have access to some trees that were brought to Northern California forty years ago. We know of no other premium olive oil producer that uses Barouni as a major component in its production, but we love it for its exotic overtones and rich pungency. This oil reminds us of the old style olive oil produced in southern Italy half a century ago. Use Barouni to add lustiness.
The Barouni’s unique character makes it ideal for vinaigrettes with balsamic vinegar, roasts of lamb and beef, and dressing grilled veggies, especially red peppers, zucchini, and eggplant.