Located in beautiful Glen Ellen, California, in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company is committed to providing exceptional products that satisfy those hungry for new adventures in food. Since its founding the company has continued to garner numerous local and international awards as well as accolades from the gourmet world.
B.R. Cohn's Picholine olive trees, imported from France, are a rarity in a region dominated by Italian and Spanish varietals. They were planted in the 1870s as part of a growing olive oil industry that went into decline at the turn of the 20th century. In the early 1990s, Bruce Cohn and other pioneers brought about a renaissance in California olive oil leading to a new recognition of California olive oils as world-class offerings. As a natural complement to the olive oils, wine-inspired vinegars were added to the menu.
All B.R. Cohn extra virgin olive oils bear the Seal of Quality from the California Olive Oil Council, having passed a laboratory analysis and blind tasting to ensure they are free of defects. The award-winning gourmet wine vinegars handcrafted in Glen Ellen are naturally aged for 18-22 months in oak barrels using the centuries-old "Orleans method."
During the Middle Ages wine shipped along France’s Loire River was often subjected to hot sun and compromised barrels caused some of the wine to spoil. Nestled along the river, the city of Orléans became an offloading point for this vin aigre, French for “sour wine.” Over the centuries, the local vinegar makers perfected a slow and delicate process of conversion from wine to vinegar, defining the art of superior vinegar making that came to be known as the “Orléans method.”
Vinegar is referenced in the Bible almost as often as wine, and is mentioned in Egyptian and Sumerian records dating back 5,000 years. The Romans used it liberally and in 400 B.C., Hippocrates prescribed it to his patients.
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American Feast offers some of America's finest specialty foods, recipes, and food news stories. It combines those elements with advocacy for a healthier and more sustainable food system. The young company champions food from sustainable farms over food from factories and slow food over fast food. The company wants to see all produce, livestock and seafood harvested in a sustainable manner. We encourage consumers to purchase seasonal and heirloom products directly from local farmers whenever possible. Our hunt for the best of America's artisanal foods will continue for the life of the company.
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American Feast champions food from sustainable farms over food from factories and slow food over fast food. By working with entrepreneurial families we deliver an imaginative mix of culinary delights from the USA's most creative kitchens and family farms.