Olive That! and More

246 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, N.J.
973.744.7175

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we get asked a lot. Come on in and visit and you can ask all the questions you want.

What does Extra Virgin mean?

According the International Olive Oil Council, an organization that regulates the worlds’ olive oil producers, extra virgin olive oil is derived from the fruit of the olive tree under conditions which do not alter the oil in any way. The qualification of “Extra Virgin” comes from specific criteria for production, content and taster.  The IOC requires no more that .8% acidity and judged to have superior taste.   California’s Olive Oil Council has stricter standards requiring an acidity level less than .5% to qualify as extra virgin.  Any olive oil that isn’t virgin or extra virgin has gone through additional processing.

How Should Olive Oil be Stored?

The enemy of olive oil is light & Heat, so you should store your olive oil away from the stove or window sill.  Ideally, if stored in a cool, dark place, a cupboard away from heat or direct light, olive oil can be stored unopened for one-two years, but once opened it is best to use it within six months.

What are the conversion rates for recipes that require butter vs. olive oil?

Feel free to substitute heart healthy extra virgin olive oil for butter in your cooking and baking recipes.  Olive Oil can be substituted in most main course dishes for frying or sautéing on a one to one basis.  However, use the conversion chart for baking:

Butter/Margarine

Olive Oil

1 teaspoon

3/4 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

2 1/4 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 1/2 tablespoons

1/4 cup

3 tablespoons

1/3 cup

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

2/3 cup

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon

1 cup

3/4 cup

I am worried about cooking with Olive Oil.  What about its smoke point?

Using the proper temperature control, olive oil does not lose any of its nutritional value or flavor when used in cooking.  Smoke point is the temperature at which an oil begins to break down and smoke.  High quality extra virgin olive oils have a higher smoke points than other oils, The Olive Oil Times recently quoted Karen Collins, a nutrition advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research who states “extra virgin olive oil’s smoke point is generally given as 410 degrees Fahrenheit, which gives plenty of room for the 250-350 degrees that covers most cooking.” 

What are your hours of operation?

Monday - closed

Tuesday - 10am - 7pm

Wednesday - 11am - 5pm

Thursday - 10am - 7pm

Friday - 10am - 7pm

Saturday - 10am - 7pm

Sunday - 11am - 5pm

Where are you located?

We are located at 246 Bellevue Ave in Montclair New Jersey.

How can I contact Olive That! and More?

You can call us, at 973.744.7175,
You can e-mail us, at info@olivethatonline.com,
You can also check out our Facebook page, linked below.