Portion 36 Olive Orchard     Devonvale     Stellenbosch

Our Table olives

We make small quantities of natural Kalamata and Nocellara table olives.

Kalamata is often described as the queen of olives due to it's size and flavours. A ripe cured Kalamata has dark colours ranging from brown to purple but never pitch black.

The Nocellara olives are picked and cured when they are still green and unripe. The olive has a rounder shape than a Kalamata olive. Both are cured in the same way but end result is very different. Kalamata is fruitier and milder whilst Nocellara is crisp and nutty. Both are delicious and can be eaten as they are or used in cooking.

We cure our olives olives in a 10 percent salt brine for minimum a year. When the bitterness is to our taste and the fermentation is finished they olives are bottled in a lower concentration brine. without vinegar or any other preservative. We do this in order to keep the natural taste of the olive. Unopened and kept cool the olives last for a long time. When opened, due to the complete absence of preservatives, the olives should be kept in a fridge and eaten within a week or two. Our olives are available in (225g nett) glass jars or in plastic buckets containing 3kg nett.

We also sell fresh olives, Kalamata and Mission, for home pickling. They are normally harvested in April and May.

We have a Kalamata Guide for home picklers, click here to download.

Kalamata olives in brine

Portion 36 Kalamata olives are cured in a salt brine for minimum 1 year. They are thereafter bottled in a 6 percent salt brine with no preservatives and additives. A natural olive. We sell the cured Kalamata olives in small bottles or 3kg plastic buckets. For larger quantities please contact us at info@portion36.co.za

Bottle 225g nett - R45 Bucket 3kg nett - R320 (incl bucket with lid)

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Nocellara green olives in brine

The Nocellara olives are picked green (unripe) and cured in the same way as our Kalamata olives. Nocellara has a cripsy texture and slightly nutty flavour. They are bottled in a 6 percent salt brine with no preservatives or flavours added.

Bottle 225g nett - R45 Bucket 3kg nett - R320 (incl bucket with lid)
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