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Filtered vs. Unfiltered Olive Oil: What’s the Difference?

Filtered vs. Unfiltered Olive Oil: What’s the Difference?

To filter or not to filter, that is the question producers must ask when they are the final stage of olive oil production. Does unfiltered olive actually taste better? Does filtered olive oil last longer? We've got the answers to your questions right here.
The 11 Best Cooking Oils and When to Use Them

The 11 Best Cooking Oils and When to Use Them

If you’ve been to Aurelius, chances are you’re already cooking with oils in the kitchen. They can be used for frying your eggs, dipping your brea...
Olive Oil and the Ancient Greeks

Olive Oil and the Ancient Greeks

While we may use olive oil solely for cooking, the ancient Greeks made sure to get as much use as they possibly could from their olive oil. With so many uses, such as birth control and sun protection, it's easy to see why the ancient Greeks loved their olive oil so much.

Canadian Olive Oil Eh?

Canadian Olive Oil Eh?

In Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, The Olive Farm is responsible for Canada's first extra virgin olive oil. With a three year waiting list, it's pretty hard to come by but Aurelius is lucky enough to carry some on its shelves. But how exactly did this uniquely Canadian olive oil come to be?
Truffles, Pigs and Feet: A Quick Overview Of This Decadent Fungus

Truffles, Pigs and Feet: A Quick Overview Of This Decadent Fungus

Ever wondered why truffles and truffle are so expensive? It takes a lot of work to get truffles out of the ground and onto your plate. If you've yet to try truffle oil, maybe this will convince you why.
Remembrance Day at Aurelius Food Co

Remembrance Day at Aurelius Food Co

Remembrance Day is a very important time for us at Aurelius Food Co., as owner and founder Mike George is proud to have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. As a small gesture, we are offering a special discount for past and present members of the CAF. Read on to find out about our previous fundraising efforts and our plans for this year's Remembrance Day.
Different Flavouring Methods For Our Olive Oils & What It Means For You

Different Flavouring Methods For Our Olive Oils & What It Means For You

If you've been to our store, you might have wondered what the difference was between our different olive oils. At Aurelius, we offer infused olive oils, flavoured extra virgin olive oils, and fused olive oils. Within those categories you will find savoury, spicy, and herbaceous flavours to choose from. Find out the differences and learn about all the different flavours you can get right here.
Why is Olive Oil Good for You?

Why is Olive Oil Good for You?

Sure, olive oil tastes good, but did you know it's also good for you? Olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil, has multiple benefits for our bodies, such preventing heart disease, stroke, and several other ailments as well. Read on to find out more.
The Ultimate Guide to Sampling Olive Oil at Aurelius Food Co.

The Ultimate Guide to Sampling Olive Oil at Aurelius Food Co.

If you don't think you know enough about olive oils to taste them, you will after you read our guide. You'll learn the different terms to describe an olive oil's taste and smell, as well as identify several defects that can affect the taste and quality if your olive oil.
What's Really In Your Olive Oil?

What's Really In Your Olive Oil?

You might think you know what's in your olive oil, but do you really? Tests can show that your favourite extra virgin olive oil might secretly be a lower-quality olive oil, or worse, a different oil altogether. Read on to find out how this happens and how it could affect you.
The Story of Aurelius Food Co.

The Story of Aurelius Food Co.

Ever wondered how Aurelius Food Co. got started? How did owner Mike George get the idea to start selling olive oil? Some of you might already know but if you don't, read on to find out how.
Embrace the Fall Season with Aurelius Food Co.

Embrace the Fall Season with Aurelius Food Co.

Autumn is almost here and it’s time to get out our scarves and sweaters. If you’re feeling a bit down about the dwindling temperatures, Aurelius has got some products that will help ease the transition. In addition, we will be hosting or participating in a number of events this year that will help you get excited for the fall season. Read on to find out more.