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  • Chef Zack Bruell announces his own fresh, premium olive oil

    Bruell’s 100 percent extra virgin olive oil now available at Heinen’s and Fishers Foods.


    Cleveland – As chef and restaurateur of five award-winning Cleveland restaurants, Zack Bruell leaves no room for compromise when it comes to food quality and freshness. And his latest product offering is no exception.

    Zack Bruell Olive Oil, 100% Extra Virgin, was created in partnership with Corto Olive, a family-owned agribusiness located in the heart of California’s agriculturally rich Central Valley. Served in all of Bruell’s restaurants – Parallax, Table 45, Chinato, L’Albatros and Cowell & Hubbard – Zack Bruell Olive Oil, 100% Extra Virgin is the latest Bruell restaurant product to be made available at Northeast Ohio Heinen’s stores.

    “In each of my restaurants, olive oil and bread are the first things that diners taste. These items set the tone for the entire meal.” said Bruell. “After speaking with Corto Olive, visiting their California olive groves and seeing their milling process first-hand, I had no doubt that this was the highest-quality, most fresh, pure olive oil I could find—and that I’d be happy to put my name on it.”

    Bruell’s unfiltered extra virgin olive oil is made from arbequina, arbosana and koroneiki olives, which are all grown in California’s Central Valley, picked directly from the tree and milled within hours of harvesting, for optimal flavor and freshness. “The perfect olive oil is no more than pure fruit juice,” said Bruell. “That’s exactly what you’re getting here.”

    Zack Bruell Olive Oil, 100% Extra Virgin, is one of the few olive oils on store shelves today to be certified by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) the only certifying body of its kind for extra virgin olive oils. In order to earn the COOC seal, an olive oil must pass a blind tasting and chemical analysis, plus rigorous lab testing to confirm acidity levels and other aspects of the oil are on target.

    Bruell’s extra-virgin olive oil is now on the shelves of all Northeast Ohio Heinen’s and Fishers Foods stores.  Each 500 ml bottle is available for $9.99.  The oil is packaged in a green maraska bottle to keep light out on grocery shelves and maintain the integrity of the oil.

    This is the second high-quality product line from Bruell and Heinen’s, which recently introduced Zack’s Brews – a custom line of coffees representing each Zack Bruell restaurant.


    About Corto Olive

    Corto Olive is one of several family-owned agribusiness enterprises that blends the Cortopassi family’s Italian heritage with a 50-year reputation as California producers of superior quality processed foods. Beginning on the terraced hillsides of Tuscany, the family has been producing olive oil for generations. The combination of their olive oil heritage and extensive agricultural land holdings in the heart of California’s rich Central Valley inspired Corto Olive to become the premier producer of premium quality olive oil in America.

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