Buža is an old authentic Istrian sort, light green to golden yellow in color with an intense fruity taste and scent of olive fruit, aromatic herbs and artichokes and apples exhibiting a pleasing balance of bitterness and spiciness.
How to enjoy it
It is an excellent addition to fresh raw food, especially to raw dark fish, particularly tuna and salmon, adding a special Mediterranean charm to traditional Japanese sushi.
It also gives extraordinary charm and fullness to quality fish, seasonal grilled vegetables, mushrooms, and various sea fruit risotto. Sweet baked apples sprinkled with this oil are a winning combination of sweet delight and health.
97 points, Flos Olei 2015
Gold Medal, Olive Japan 2016
Who makes it
The Belić family from the town of Rabac in Istria, where they also run a mean food pairing tasting in their scenic olive grove.
Buža olives, hand picked and cold-pressed within 24 hours of harvesting