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With its roots firmly planted in tradition, FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars is forging a new image of the modern artisan.
From a true respect for the olive tree to the insistence on quality and authenticity, FIORE's extra virgin unfiltered olive oil (EVOO) offers transparency and purity for the consumer who respects the harmony of nature and nutrition.
FIORE features in-store tasting rooms offering a wide selection of premium extra virgin, first, cold pressed olive oil from around the world and aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy.
To ensure ultimate freshness, FIORE “chases the crush” ensuring a constant supply of the freshest extra virgin olive oil available from regions growing, harvesting and pressing olives each season. FIORE, and its importer, partner with growers in Northern and Southern Hemispheres to identify the latest harvests. The IOC (International Olive Council) standards set the baseline criteria for the lab analysis of each selected oil. Each harvest is analyzed to ensure the consistency of quality and freshness year after year. Once harvested, these oils are available to FIORE and our customers within weeks.
Sourcing from the attics of Modena, Italy, FIORE presents the highest quality, full array of aceto balsamico condimento. The traditional Solera method, a process of transferring the cooked grape must through a series of larger to smaller wooden barrels over 12-18 years yields balsamic vinegar unmatched in the broad commercial market. Benefitting from its close relationship with the source, FIORE has expanded its offering to include Extravecchio Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale, regulated and bottled by the Consortium di Balsamico in Modena, this prized Balsamico is the treasure of Modena, and highly regarded by balsamico afficianados worldwide.
From the fruit to the bottle, FIORE maximizes the authenticity of its products by limiting transport and air contamination. By hosting extra virgin (cold pressed) olive oil and aged balsamic vinegars in large stainless steel Fustis throughout the stores, FIORE's tasting rooms offer samplings of exact product for bottling. This allows the consumer the ability to craft unique blends of unfiltered extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars to their desired tastes. The oils and vinegars are then individually bottled and sealed on-site for purchase.
The mission of FIORE is to provide you, our consumer, with the freshest - highest quality - authentic - hard to find - specialty oils, vinegars and specialty foods, with excellent personal service in a pleasant atmosphere, all wrapped in the warm feel of an Old-World Shop.
COME SEE OUR TASTING BARS AT
BANGOR WINE & CHEESE, 86 HAMMOND STREET, BANGOR
THE VAULT, 84 LISBON STREET, LEWISTON