In the beginning...
Upon arriving in California from the Midwest, newlyweds Chip and Crystal fell in love with all the great state has to offer – beaches, mountains, deserts, valleys. Their passion for olive oil began with a serendipitous tasting of an estate artisan olive oil that changed the course of their lives.
Liquid Gold! That amazing shock of tasting something so much better than anything in a supermarket inspired them to build this company. In 2014 Beyond the Olive moved into the Stats building and settled into the wine and cheese store, The Bea's Knees. Since then, I've learned what I can from Crystal, Chip and world renown farmers and millers and enrolled at UC Davis to become a master taster and most recently, award winning blender.
By sharing our knowledge and product, a consumer trust and loyalty has developed that continues today.
Today, we integrate this well-rounded knowledge into a first-class shopping experience by providing an interactive, relaxed and informative atmosphere for the novice who seeks delicious, healthy food and the epicurean who seeks to enhance their cooking experience. The mission of Beyond the Olive is to provide our customers with the knowledge to accurately assess the quality of extra virgin olive oil and provide them with access to the greatest extra virgin olive oil that California has to offer. We accomplish this by providing education on the production, varieties and attributes of extra virgin olive oils and allowing consumers to taste the subtleties in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere.
We want to bring you the best epicurean experience you can have: one you can take home to use in your own kitchen. Come in and sample our products. You’ll be glad you did!