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Queen Creek Olive Mill

This past week my boys and I were blessed to be given a tour of Queen Creek Olive Mill! I have heard wonderful reviews but never had the chance to visit before…. Now the kids and I have a new fave place for lunch and can’t wait to bring our out of town guests here!

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David and Boo waiting to start our tour

We met with Emily who started our tour showing us around the beautiful grounds and explaining to us how this family owned company grows and presses olives for all of us to enjoy.

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Olive Oil 101!!!

The grounds are simply beautiful and there are plenty of tables for relaxing with your family without it being too crowded… The hundreds of olive trees dotting the landscape shaded us and felt cooling, even on this hot summer morning… This was such a lovely way to start our day!

Emily was so sweet and very patient with my son with my special needs. His expressive language can be difficult to understand but she  just listened carefully and sweetly answered his questions.

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With our tour guide Emily!

I highly recommend if you are in the Valley of the Sun, or coming to visit, that you add The Queen Creek Olive Mill  to your must-do-list! The tour itself taught me so much about olive oil and how to choose a proper oil. I have actually wondered before and never knew.

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Boo was excited to see olives growing in the branches!

We also enjoyed learning the process our oil makes to end up on our table.  Eating pesticide free is a huge concern for my family  and we learned the mill does not use pesticides on their trees!

After the tour, the boys were happy to sit down and eat. There is a beautiful eatery where Boo and I enjoyed a gorgeous cheese, olive and fruit tray and David ate what he described as the best sandwich he’s ever had! The food was absolutely delightful to the senses and we enjoyed every single bite!  The boys finished off their meal with huge scoops of Gelatto!

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Boo and I enjoyed every bite of this delicious tray!!

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We then spent time looking around this beautiful shop! There are olive oils for every tastebud imaginable and you can sample them all!!

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So many to choose from!!!

We tasted so many as well as trying scrumptious treats such as garlic stuffed olives and Almond and cheese stuffed olives… oh my… So. Much. Goodness….

I had fun looking at and trying out so many of their awesome body products! The Orange Dreamsicle lotion smells simply amazing!!!

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3 delightful olive oils made it home with us:

Chocolate Olive Oil 

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil 

Bacon Olive Oil 

Yes…. You heard me right… Chocolate ! Bacon! Let me tell you , you have not lived until you have had this…. Boo adores the chocolate…. It smells AMAZING. It tastes AMAZING. Personally, I think it is the best thing since sliced bread… no wait… BETTER!!!!  The Garlic oil is also delicious! It fills all your senses and is amazing on everything from my fresh popped corn to adding a little to my dishes as they cook…. However, the BACON… yes…bacon… OMG!!!!! This is heaven in a bottle. Seriously. Heaven. It is completely vegan and the true bacon taste is achieved with a blend of herbs and spices…  A little goes a long way and my boys have delighted in my using this  olive oil this week as I make their breakfast omelettes! Seriously… it has the taste of bacon in our breakfast without all the fat and calories of  bacon!

I am so glad we finally visited this amazing local landmark and  now there is no where else I will ever buy my olive oil! I’d love to hear from my readers: What would your dream olive oil be?

Be sure to visit and take this fun tour and if you’re too far away, check them out online!

http://www.queencreekolivemill.com

 

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The most amazing olive oil you will EVER taste!!!

 

 

 

 

 

146 Comments

  1. Did you say bacon? I am there. It is always wonderful to find a place like this. It looks gorgeous.

    1. Hi Sara!! Yes… Bacon!!!! I was in love LOL 🙂

  2. I have no clue what my favourite olive oil would be, but my mouth is watering. LOL. It looks like such a great place to discover. I love getting out an looking at local landmarks or places. Its a great way to discover your own backyard.

    1. Hi Toni! This was definitely an awesome place for us to discover as a family 🙂

  3. Oh I would love to go on this tour. This looks interesting. Thanks for sharing this

    1. Thanks Corina!! 🙂

  4. Ummm…Bacon and Chocolate olive oil?? I’m not sure how I would use the Chocolate one but that sounds awesome! Looks like you had a fun day. I’d love to visit there if I ever get the chance!

    1. Hi Sarah! The chocolate oil is great when baking!

  5. Mar

    Looks like a great place! We visited an olive grove and winery outside of Naples, Italy on a family vacation a few years back. The best olive oil I’ve ever had!

    1. Hi Mar! That sounds like a fabulous family trip!! 🙂

  6. Use of olive oil has increased in India also now.

    1. Thanks for sharing Aesha!! 🙂

  7. This looks like a great family trip! I would love that olive oil soap lol.

    1. Hi Kimberly!! The soap is so amazing!!

  8. I love trying new things, and would totally try those flavors! (I’m from the South, and bacon is a staple!!!)

    1. Hi Chelsea-Rae! They had so many awesome flavors!!

  9. Nice writes up brother. Keep it up.

    1. Thank you Shameem 🙂

  10. It’s really exciting when you get to discover really nice and cool places to visit and have a great time, which is quite obvious in this post. This place sure does look fun.

    1. Thanks Mary! We had such a lovely time here!

  11. Wow sounds like you people had great fun during the trip. Would love to try those oils especially that chocolate olive oil….

    1. Thanks! We had a lovely day here!

  12. I was hoping you’d get the vegan bacon olive oil in there! Remarkable what food science can do…

    This was such a fun and educational place. And that food… mmm, think we can head back before I leave for school again? XD

    1. LOL! I’m glad you and Boo had such a good time and yes… I think a return trip would be amazing!

  13. These cheese and fruit tray looks tasty! Glad you enjoyed your visit 🙂

  14. Emily sounds like a fab tour guide ! I love that she had patience with your son !

    Olive oil 101 ! Ahhh how fun ! I’ve never heard or tasted or even knew chocolate olive oil existed ! This changes life!

    1. Hi Louann! Yes, she was such a sweetheart!! 🙂

  15. Wow, this sounds so interesting! And that food plate looked delicious. I love that you added the pictures. Great asset to picture your day!

    1. Thanks Courtney! Everything here was fabulously delicious !!

  16. This place looks amazing! I would love to visit here with my family. I need to get my hands on that bacon Olive oil!
    It looks like y’all made some wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Kristy! Be sure to check out their website! 🙂

  17. Wow, this is great! I am always looking for quality olive oil! I will have to check out their site because Florida is a bit far away;) Thanks for introducing this.

    1. Hi your welcome! 🙂

  18. How did we ever live without this liquid gold? Sounds like a great tour but not sure about the chocolate

    1. Hi Cath! I was unsure about the chocolate too when I first saw it but it has a light lovely taste and is amazing in baked goods! 🙂

  19. Wow, I wish I was local tp try this place. I visited an olive oil farm in Spain and the haircare and lotion products were my fave…. but they didn’t have food like that! I want that tray.

    1. Hi Jessica! How awesome you got to visit an olive farm in Spain!! 🙂

  20. Erica

    Wow that plate of food looks delish!!

    1. Thanks Erica! It was so amazing!!

  21. I am not an olive fan but I am starting to like olive oil. And wait…chocolate olive oil? Really?

    1. Hi Megan! Really! It’s beyond awesome…. I think they infuse fresh cacao oil with their olive oil…. and it is totally amazing!

  22. I love the idea of a place like this. So hard to find where I live!

    If I’m ever in the neighborhood this will be a bucket list business to visit!

    1. Hi Tess I hope you get to visit one day! 🙂

  23. Sarah

    This looks like a lot of fun! I never thought of going on a olive oil tour but how cool to learn how it is made. Since we eat or cook with olive oil with almost every meal. And that cheese plate has me hungry 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah! I cook with olive oil daily so I found it intriguing to learn more about how it’s made and also how to successfully pick a quality product…

  24. I may put this one my roadtrip list for next year!

    1. Awesome Joseph! Let me know if you and your family make it out this way! My family and I would love to meet up for lunch at the Olive Mill!

      1. ……. Does this mean you’re buying? 😛

  25. is the bacon oil salty? Every time I find something that I think I will like it ends up being salty!

    1. Hi Marlene it’s not salty at all! I love it and just a little gives so much flavor…

  26. How fun! I’d LOVE to take a tour like this…and…BACON olive oil!!!!!!!!

    1. It was such a fun tour Suzie!

  27. I love that you take your boys on these outings. And I’m impressed that you can keep them engaged. My daughter (16) would roll her eyes if I suggested such an outing but I think it’s wonderful.

    1. Hi 🙂 My boys love doing stuff like this with me 🙂 They asked me yesterday when we can go back here 🙂

  28. I loved reading your post. The way you put wach and every point of your visit. Makes me feel I should visit this place soon. 🙂

    1. Thank you Jiya! 🙂

  29. This looks amazing. I would love to go, I will need to check it out. Beautiful photos!

    1. Thanks Chenille!

  30. Jenni Petrey

    It sounds like you had a great tour
    I love, love that your guide was patient with your son. That alone makes me so happy for you xc

    1. Hi Jenni! She was so sweet and patient 🙂

  31. This seems really enjoyable! I absolutely love olive oil. Knowing where our food comes from makes you feel that more connected and appreciative of what we eat.

    1. Hi I agree! 🙂

  32. What a cool place to visit! I hadn’t even thought of olives growing in the U.S. Fun to see! –And of course, no I want to try chocolate and bacon olive oil…

    1. Hi Carmen it was such a fun place to spend the morning! 🙂

  33. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is so awesome. Such a wonderful place.

    1. Hi! I’m so glad you agree! 🙂

  34. That cheese tray looks so good! Never knew chocolate olive oil exsisted! Right up my street.. does it sweeten up your dish when cooking?

    1. Hi it doesn’t seem to sweeten it too much, just enhance the flavor…. It has such a lovely smell….

  35. I love to go on a tour like this. Olive mill would have been more soothing and relaxing

    1. Hi Prasna! It was a very relaxing tour! 🙂

  36. This looks so cool! So glad the guide was patient with your son and you had a great time. I’d love to learn how olive oil is made one day!

    1. Hi Sophia! Everyone here was so kind and sweet to him 🙂

  37. This meal looks so yummy!

    1. It was Super delicious !!

  38. When I was in Croatia I ate a raw olive off a tree on the side of a neighborhood road. It was awesome to see fruits and veggies that are kept corralled in farms out where people live like it was totally normal. The oils were amazing!

    1. Hi Bianca!!! It sounds like you were blessed to have an amazing experience!! 🙂

  39. Sian

    Oh my god! Roasted garlic oil and bacon oil sound amazing!!!!! Like my mouth is drooling at the thought of all that delicious food I could make! It’s looks a gorgeous place and sounds like a really fab tour!

    1. Thanks Sian!! Don’t forget to check out their website! 🙂

  40. Darcy

    Oh my gosh that looks like olive heaven!!!!

    1. Hi Darcy it totally was LOL!!!! We loved every minute of being there and tasting all sorts of yummy things!! 🙂

  41. Looks like so much fun. I can’t BELIEVE how many different kinds of olive oil there are! Who knew!

    1. Hi Nicole… it was awesome how many amazing flavors they had there!!! 🙂

  42. Ben

    Making me hungry reading this! I had no idea there could be so many flavors!

    1. Hi Ben! Never in my life did I know that olive oil could have so many wondrous flavors! 🙂

  43. Chocolate and bacon are staples in our house. I’ll have to get that oil!! It’s gonna be so good!

    1. Hi Gloria! You will love them!! 🙂

  44. I’m sorry, was that chocolate you said?? I may have to have you repeat that again!! Lol. Clearly I have a weakness. You definitely have this place a great review and it would so be somewhere I could see myself visiting! Thank you!

  45. I have done olive oil tastings before and it really surprised me how different they are and how the really can enhance a simple recipe.

    1. Hi Nina! I loved learning this too 🙂

  46. Great pictures, you make it sound like such a lovely trip, thanks for sharing 😊

  47. What a nice tour. I wish I could join you. LOL!

    1. It was so fun!! 🙂

  48. Chocolate oil? That sounds very interesting. Bacon? I need some asap! The possibilities are endless!

    1. I know right??!!! It is simply amazing!!!

  49. Bacon and chocolate olive oil!!! this is madness, but damn i want to try some!! Queen Creek Olive Mill looks like a great day out thanks for the share 🙂

    1. Your welcome Lloyd!

  50. I am sure you had a great time with familia! the cheese and fruit tray look yummy in my tummy!

    1. It was definitely a fun family day!

  51. Looks like a perfect holiday retreat. The little shop is what I loved the most 🙂 ..also enjoyed looking at the photos !!

    1. Thank you Amna!! 🙂

  52. wow, never knew of these olive oil flavours, would love to try them all someday soon!

    1. They are amazing flavors!!

  53. Wos that food tray looks amazing, I’m drooling! And those olive oils!!! Now if only they shipped to the uk!!

    1. Hi I have no idea if they ship to the UK but I would check on their website and see… their oils are simply amazing!!

  54. That plate looks amazing!! And what an awesome tour guide, so great that she worked well with your family 🙂

    1. Thanks Rachel 🙂

  55. Love Olive oil! I started eating olive oil in everything especially when I moved to Dubai and started enjoying Lebanese and Arabic dishes. Great post!

  56. Wow, what a fun trip! The olive orchard looks beautiful. How fun to make a product you actually got to eat!

    1. Hi Naya we didn’t actually get to make it … just see the process of how it is done…but it was so amazing!

  57. Oh my gosh, I love the different olive oils! And the food looks amazing. I’ll definitely have to put it on my to do list the next time I’m in AZ.

    1. Thanks Cassie! 🙂

  58. Looks like an interesting place. And chocolate flavored olive oil 😊 Would want to try that for sure!

    1. Hi Ophira! It’s so delicious!!

  59. OMG, I would love to visit the Queen Creek Olive Mill. The tray looks so yummy!

    1. Thanks Tasheena 🙂

  60. This sounds like a cool place to visit! Those oils sound delicious too! I love experimenting with different olive oils.

    1. Thanks Vicki! 🙂

  61. I love Olive Oil! I only cook with it. Unfortunately, you ca’t find a pure Olive Oil as in Brazil. In my country if you’re cooking with Olive Oil every know because of the smell that will be coming from your house. I love that smell!

    1. Hi Lana! I love cooking with olive oil too 🙂

  62. What an interesting taste for oil!

    1. They had so many interesting choices!!!

  63. Amy

    That looks soo fun! I love touring through a factory and learning how things are made. Awesome!

    1. Thanks Amy ! It was really fun!

  64. The pictures from your trip are supper cute. And the food looks yummy!!

    1. Thanks Brittani!! 🙂

  65. This looks like a great day! I love infused olive oils!

  66. Yummy!!! Chocolate olive oil?! who knew. Sounds like you and your boys had a great tour.

  67. Yes bacon! Wow I would love to be near a place like this to visit! Looks like a beautiful place!

  68. This looks a great tour! And the food looks all delish! How i wish i could have this kind of tour too.

  69. This looks absolutely delightful! I love olive oil on my bread and think I’d go crazy in a place like this! What a cool find!

  70. I’m sitting at work reading this and now I am craving olive oil with a nice baguette and cheese. Urgh ! I know what I will be eating tonight haha. Thank you for this beautiful post

  71. I am Italian so I am obsessed with olive anything — my husband and I would love to visit here! 🙂

    1. Hi Danielle! This place was definitely amazing!!

  72. This looks like a fun trip! I would to do a tour like this!

    1. Thanks Belle! We had a lovely time! 🙂

  73. What a lovely place to visit… not to mention that I LOVE olives! A must-see.

    1. Thanks Gayle! It was a lovely place to spend time! 🙂

  74. That tray looks fabulous. I love things like that.

    1. Thanks Elise! It was delicious!

  75. This looks like such a fun visit! That olive and fruit tray looks amazing! We love olive oil for all sorts of cooking, so I’d love to sample a variety of oils.

    1. Hi Katie… it was so awesome to sample all the different and amazing oils! 🙂

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