Olive oil and balsamic tasting room expands reach to Vegas market

Where your olive oil comes from doesn’t matter as much as when it was picked (green off the tree) and how it was processed (two to four hours after harvest).

“There’s also a shelf life, 12 to 14 months,” said Mercedes Burkavage, who was in town to open Big Horn Olive Oil Company, a retail olive oil and balsamic tasting room. She owns the business with her husband, John.

Big Horn recently opened at 2110 N. Rampart Blvd. Burkavage said the new store comes with a learning curve as Las Vegans rethink olive oil.

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