HaTzav Superior Olive Oil is an extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil that is made much in the same way that olive oil has been made in Israel for centuries with one small difference. Ya’akov Haneman approaches olive oil the same way that he approaches to wine. He believes in the power of blending various oils to create a perfectly balanced symphony of flavor.
The olives he uses are all grown on his farm but have their roots in other Mediterranean countries. He explains each of the species he uses add something different to the oil: Arbequina, from Spain, adds a delicate flavor; Leccino, of Italy, adds a flowery taste; Koroneiki, of Greece, has more of a woody flavor; and Picholine, of France, is quite spicy, and so of this they add only a bit- and together, they all make a delicious-tasting olive oil.
Superior Olive Oil is perfect with spices for dipping bread, delicious drizzled over roasted vegetables, and perfect for oil and vinegar salad dressings.
- Kosher L’mehadrin Supervision, Rabbi Yishai Samuel Kashrut Department of the Golan Heights
- Kosher for Passover
- 750ml / 25.36 fl oz
Kosher for Passover
HaTzav Superior Olive Oil, 750 ml
Tamar and Ya’akov Haneman established their farm, called HaTzav, in the Golan Heights on the religious Jewish settlement of Nov which is adjacent to the ancient Jewish settlement Ein Keshatot. Once again Jewish families are raising children in the area and developing the land, making wine and olive oils in the same tradition as their ancestors.
Ya’akov Henman believes there is no nobler profession for a Jew living in the Land of Israel than a farmer, and he is incredibly proud to grow grapes and olives, and to produce wine and olive oil on his family farm in the same tradition as previous generations. Ya’akov is a second-generation farmer and has made his home in the Golan Heights for 48 years.
Of farming the Land of Israel, Ya’akov shares: “I dream that I am the continuation of the ancient agricultural tradition of this Land. The raising of olives is an ancient practice in this area, and I am incredibly proud to continue it.”
Ya’akov’s olive oil is primarily sold only in Israel’s health-food shops and also by other companies who buy it and put their own brand name on it, and he shares that he is thrilled to be sharing the oil that he makes with such love and care with people across the globe.