You'd be hard-pressed to find fresher, finer or more exotic oils and vinegars than in specialty shop Mountain Town Olive Oil Company, located in Park City, UT.
Owner Jessica McCleary opened her unique store inside the Park Hotel in 2009 (and the next year, opened a second location in Salt Lake City in the Gateway Mall). The Park City location is situated right on historic Main Street, making Mountain Town Olive Oil Company a fun stop on your day of shopping and strolling around this great town.
Walk inside the Olive Oil Company, and you'll instantly be humored by the fustis, the stainless steel containers with spigots, inviting you to test all sorts of exotic olive oils and vinegars, coming from as far away as Europe, North Africa and Australia. They're not kidding when they invite you to try a "world of flavor." Fustis holding various oils and vinegars — Photo courtesy of Mountain Town Olive Oil Co.
Dark chocolate balsamic vinegar or chipotle olive oil sound good? It would be tough to try them all, as the shop carries several varieties of each product - from the traditional to flavor-infused to specialty types. They even suggest trying them in drinks. Gourmet foods, such as spices, pestos and soups can be found here, too, along with pastas and sauces. Various specialty oils and balsamic vinegars to sample — Photo courtesy of Mountain Town Olive Oil Co.
Think olive oils are just for cooking? Bath and body items with this featured ingredient are just one more thing that can be added to the gift box or basket they are happy to prepare for you. Books and hand-painted dipping dishes are tempting to throw in as well.
To make it all the more enjoyable, Mountain Town Olive Oil Company offers cooking demonstrations and classes at both their locations, with themes such as easy entertaining and warm winter soups. For just $20, you can make several recipes, get to taste all the food and take home a sampler of the oils, vinegars, spices and herbs used in the things you made. Spices used for the viva Italia blend — Photo courtesy of Mountain Town Olive Oil Co.
Mountain Town even offers their space for hosting private parties. Custom design the evening you'd like for you and your guests: cooking demonstrations, tastings, wine and hors d'oeuvre pairings are a few of the choices. Take-home recipes are always popular, as your appetite will surely get whetted in the process. More recipes for appetizers, main dishes, marinades and even desserts can be found on their website. Inside Mountain Town Olive Oil Company — Photo courtesy of Mountain Town Olive Oil Co.
Really impress your clients and friends with a personalized label with your company or personal logo, affixed to the gifts of your choice. They will even deliver or ship your gifts to the recipients. Some customers have even sent the store's wares as wedding gifts. During the holidays, this small shop has sometimes sent out over 80 boxes in one day to lucky folks - a testament to their great products and popularity.
Check out Mountain Town Olive Oil Company soon, for your tasting pleasure. Mountain Town Olive Oil Company in Park City — Photo courtesy of Mountain Town Olive Oil Co.