This past Christmas I was given a 5-liter tin of fresh olive oil shipped straight from Italy.
I was told that it should be stored in glass containers.
We found 1-liter bottles at Ikea that seemed perfect for the job.
We cleaned them well by first filling them with hot tap water so they wouldn’t crack when refilled with boiling water.
We let them air dry which took a few days. To make sure they were totally dry I put them on top of the turned-on toaster oven so the last bit of moisture could evaporate.
Then we filled them with olive oil which in this fresh state needs to age awhile so any sediment can settle to the bottom carrying with it a strong peppery taste.
We’ll store these bottles in a dark cupboard until we’re ready to use the oil which is very delicate.
We have a pour-spout on our counter bottle of olive oil to make it easy to use.
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