About Us




Our mission is to curate the most delicious extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, educate you about the ones that are best for you, and help you create delicious dishes using our locally sourced ingredients.


We believe that you can taste the quality of our local, organic, sustainable oils and balsamics.


We believe that, like fine wine or high-end coffee, olive oils and balsamics should be smelled, sipped and savored—they should be experienced, not just swallowed. That’s why our shop doubles as a tasting room, a hands-on appreciation of oils and vinegars.




Come by the store to experience our high-quality olive oils and vinegars. We promise you’ll be delighted by our fruity and green extra virgin olive oils and sweet, viscous balsamics, locally, sustainably grown. Roll them around on your tongue, delight in their wonderful flavors, and get expert advice and guidance from our knowledgeable staff, including food pairing suggestions and guidance on what to make with our olive oils and balsamic vinegars.




We believe in supporting small growers and helping our planet by minimizing our carbon footprint. Staying local also ensures we maintain a strong connection with our growers and millers. We have spent years developing ongoing relationships with their farms and families. We tour their orchards and mills and select only the finest producers. The result is transparency and authenticity in everything you buy.


We also offer a handful of international extra virgin olive oils from small producers we have established and trusted relationships with.




Store owner,  Janell Pekkain, is active with the standard-setting California Olive Oil Council and a member of the organization’s Sensory Panel. She also completed an intensive development seminar with the Organizzazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Olio de Oliva and was awarded a certificate in Sensory Aptitude.


A passionate advocate for olive oils as well as good, simple, clean food, Janell personally sources all the oils and vinegars at Olive This Olive That. She believes that delicious olive oils should not be a luxury or a specialty item but rather a ubiquitous fresh ingredient in all kitchens.