A creative, world-class taste has blossomed in the agricultural heartland of Northern California. Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Company pushed through the surface in 2009 and is swiftly earning a reputation for its innovative line of handcrafted gourmet products.
Behind this refined harvest of dozens of, Tapenades, Jams, Infused California Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and other gourmet accompaniments are owners Alka Kumar and Arek Kazmierczak. Their flair for creating the perfect combinations of taste and texture begins, in their words, “with everything we love from our upbringing and family.”
Brought up to appreciate the value of food in family life, Alka and Arek have travelled extensively to bring home more of the world’s finest flavors—the sweet, the savory, the spicy, and the just plain “wow!” Combine these food-wise travelers with a commitment to fresh, regional ingredients, and up springs Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Company.
They have designed their condiments for the gourmet as well as for the general food lover. Their use of simple, but extraordinary ingredients can elevate home cooking to star status.
Although world travel has been a major source of inspiration for Alka and Arek, being close to the harvest is an essential ingredient to their success.
Providing artisan products means always having access to the freshest ingredients, including the finest California EVOO. It also means a continued commitment to handcrafting each and every batch. This is the promise—and the taste—at the heart of Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Company.
Their Extra Virgin Olive Oils are of the highest quality available on the market. Fruit for these oils is grown within a 30 mile radius from the Sutter Buttes, a Sacramento Valley volcanic formation created 300 million years ago. This area is known for its abundance of fruit orchards which directly influences the flavor of oils.
Arbequina, their signature olive oil, is mild in its intensity with a distinct fruit fragrance. It continuously achieve acidity levels below 0.3% (0.8% minimum to be Extra Virgin). Fruit is mechanically harvested and processed as early as 1 hour after picking. State of the art modern machinery and prompt pressing guarantee that California Extra Virgin Olive Oils offered by Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Co. are of the highest quality as proven by many awards in the international arena.