Here are answers to some of the ones we’re most often asked.
Shelf life once a bottle is opened always depend on storage conditions. To maximize the shelf life of an open olive oil it must be stored in a cool, dark place and kept tightly capped at all times. Our recommendation is to use it within a few months.
There is no gluten in our olive oils. They are 100% olive oil.
Yes, cloudiness is a natural effect due to exposure to low temperature, below around 10°F/-12°C. However the olive oil won’t lose any of its qualities even when exposed to low temperatures. During wintertime you can often notice this effect, even on the shelves of your supermarket. It gets clear again after some time at room temperature.
The date is read Month, Day and Year. (Example: May 12, 04). This is the date that assures that the product’s optimum and consistent quality. It will generally maintain good quality for several months after that date. Your best guide to freshness is simply to smell and taste the product. (Note the recommended storage time for each variety: Classico, and Extra Light – 20 months. Extra Virgin – (all types) 17 months).
Yes, all Bertolli Olive Oils are Kosher (OU) and pareve.
Olive oil is cholesterol free, unlike animal fats.
Generally, choosing Olive Oil is a personal choice depending on your particular taste. However, here are some general guidelines in choosing a specific Bertolli Olive Oil:
Bertolli Extra Virgin – A great full-bodied Olive Oil. Use whenever prominent, full-bodied taste and aroma is desired; for salads; in pasta, rice and vegetable dishes; for basting meats, fish and poultry; as seasoning for soup; and as base for sauces and marinades and for dipping.
Bertolli Pure: A smooth, mild-flavored olive oil that can be used for sauteing and stir frying, salad dressings and pasta sauces, as well as to complement meats, poultry and vegetables.
Bertolli Extra Light Tasting: Extremely light flavour that can be used for all types of cooking, including baking; excellent for stir frying and sauteing, even deep frying.
Ingredients that may contain gluten are always listed on the label. Since product formulations change from time to time, we do not have a printed list of products that identifies those products that contain specific allergens or gluten. The best advice we can give you is to check the ingredient list on the label. If you cannot determine whether the product contains the ingredient in question, we suggest you do not use it.
Tomato Sauces can remain in the refrigerator for about 10 days. Our Cheese based Sauces can remain in the refrigerator for about 3 days.
Quality is always a priority at Bertolli. In order to enjoy your sauces at their optimum quality and freshness, we encourage you to use your sauce by the date on the cap.
If MSG is present in a product either directly added or as a component of another ingredient, it will be listed on the label as MSG or monosodium glutamate. It is never hidden under any other ingredient listing.
You may freeze unused portions of the Bertolli tomato sauces in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. For the cheese based sauces, freezing is not recommended.
No, Bertolli sauces are not Kosher.
If trans fat is present in a product, you will find the amount per serving listed on the Nutrition Facts panel on each package.
For cheese based sauces (415 mL jar) use approximately 340 g (3/4 pound) of pasta. For red sauces (630 mL jar) use approximately 450 g (1 pound) of pasta.
To enjoy Bertolli Sauces at their maximum fresh flavour, it’s best to bring them to a simmer on the stove top before serving over cooked pasta.
You can find some great recipes as well as a wealth of information on our products right here on our website.
Most of our products are available on a national basis. This means current products can be made available to any store wishing to carry them. Although we would like each of our products to be available in all stores, shelf space and consumer demand sometimes limit the number of items a retailer is willing to carry.
If you are unable to locate your product, please call our toll-free Consumer Services number at 1-800-450-8699, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern time where we can further assist you. Many of our sauces are now available through the mail.
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