Olive Wood

There are several items in our range of Olive Wood that can be personalized with a name, logo, or short message. These make wonderful keepsakes or gifts. Ancient olive wood is a beautiful material to make kitchenware out of. It is a sustainable resource that lets us create a unique product every time. The trees live for hundreds of years but eventually stop producing olives, at which point they are classified as "ancient." As they continue to grow, their branches and trunk become thick and gnarled, creating unique textures in the wood grain. The age of the tree helps determine the grain patterns that are so sought after. Not only is olive wood beautiful, but it is also very strong and durable. It is also naturally anti-bacterial, making it even better suited for kitchen use. Olive wood products are great eco-friendly options for gifts and general home use.

Our Olive Wood Collections
"Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us!" Judges 9:8
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About Olive Wood

What do our customers think?

"My order arrived yesterday, which was a lot faster than I expected since it was coming from Italy. The packaging was well done and nothing was damaged in transit. The olive wood bowls are beautiful! Just magnificent! I admire both the beauty of the wood and the craftsmanship required to make them. My experience with your company has been very good, especially since I was a little nervous about buying goods from overseas - a lot can go wrong, but it did not. In fact, everything went very well indeed. "
Ashley C. (USA)

Boards:

Our collection of fine olive wood cutting boards are great pieces for cutting bread, meat, and vegetables. They can also be used for displaying a platter of charcuterie or a shared platter.

Kitchenware:

Bowls, utensils, and cooking tools for everyday kitchen use made out of olive wood is a luxury touch. Each one is crafted from ancient olive wood and no two are the same.

Olive Wood Kitchen Utensils

A key feature of any rustic kitchen is having wood accents. Even in a standard contemporary kitchen the gorgeous grain of olive wood looks great. Olive wood is surprisingly durable and hard wearing. With proper care, it can last for decades. It is also naturally anti-bacterial, making it even better for kitchen use.

Olive wood is a common staple in an Italian home kitchen. And the Italians know how to cook. Olive wood kitchen utensils can be used for many things. An olive wood mortar and pestle is a prized possession in many Italian kitchens and come in different sizes. A small mortar and pestle is nice for making custom spice mixes with fresh peppers and powders, while a larger one would be more adept to making pesto. A traditional angular shape or a more rounded, smooth shape are the most common.

Another well known kitchen utensil is a mezzaluna. This is used to chop fresh herbs quickly and efficiently. Fresh herbs are 10x better than dried or preserved. They can be made out of olive wood as well because of its durability.

Olive Wood Cutting Boards

The most beautiful cutting boards are made from olive wood. Reasons for their use extend beyond their good looks. They are durable and will last a lifetime if they are properly cared for. They are a great sustainable and eco-friendly product because the trees are renewable. The wood is also naturally anti-bacterial, which is perfect for home kitchen use.

These olive wood boards come in many shapes and sizes so you can choose one that best first your needs. Some are styled for filleting a thick cut of meat, others for salami, and others for slicing bread. The olive wood bread board has a unique tray with a slotted board to catch the crumbs.

Olive Wood Dinnerware

Olive wood looks rustic and can be a beautiful table setting either indoors or outdoors for 'al fresco' dining. All olive wood cutting boards are dual purpose, too. You can use them in the kitchen to prepare food, then use them to serve meats and cheeses at the table. The wood grain makes for a nice display.

In addition, there are many traditionally designed olive wood boards for cheeses, salami, and bread. And many of them come with a matching knife to make it a full set. These are great gifts for anniversaries.

Serve a salad in a nice olive wood salad bowl to make it look better than ever. The green salad, nuts, cheese, and whatever other toppings you decide to add look great against the grain of olive wood. They come in different sizes from 50cm in diameter down to small individual wooden bowls.

An 'Apertivo' is an important part of a meal in Italy. This usually consists of olives, nuts, chunks of parmesan cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Serve these in an olive wood bowl for an authentic experience.

History

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Olive oil is a core element of Italy and the Mediterranean region. And the trees that these olives grow on are also widely used in the area. Olive oil itself is considered sacred in many parts of the world and is used in religious ceremonies. An olive branch is used as a symbol of peace in many different cases and can be found in the seal of many nations and governments. The Romans used an olive wreath as a symbol of victory and is still used today to crown the victors of some competitions. This symbolism dates to biblical times. Over many thousands of years, the olive tree and its products have symbolized peace, wisdom, glory, fertility, power, and purity.

Cultivation of olive trees in Italy is thought to have started in Sicily around 700BC. From there, they spread across Italy and became well established in the Roman times. Eventually, people started to realize the value olive oil had and became so key that the Roman Empire sometimes collected it as tax.

Pliny the Elder wrote about an olive tree growing in the centre of the Roman Forum. The oldest known olive tree in Europe is in Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. Known locally as ‘The Ozzastru’ in the Sard language, it is said to be nearly 4,000 years old.

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