This plump, green olive is known for its large size and pimento filling. Like the Spanish Manzanilla, the Queen is a common olive that hails from the region of Sevilla.
Andalucia, Spain (near Sevilla)
Stuffed Queen Olives, Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, Hot Pitted Olive Salad.
- Hues ranging from light straw green to green.
- A large olive—typically bigger than the Spanish Manzanilla.
- Commonly stuffed with pimento pepper and skewered in martinis.
- Cured in the Spanish style, where olives are first dipped in a quick bath of caustic soda, or lye, for de-bittering. Olives are thoroughly rinsed, then fermented in natural sea salt brine for 3-4 months.