Welcome!—We are glad that you are taking the time to learn about our husband & wife owned business---Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders.
Our retail store, located in the center of the Historic District of Old Town Cottonwood, has become a dream come true that started for us in the spring of 2010. Nearly two years ago, we began to take notice that Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood was coming alive with several wine tasting rooms, showcasing popular Arizona produced wines.
Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood is a pedestrian friendly two blocks of historic looking shops that already included popular restaurants, an artesian bakery, and an eclectic collection of clothing, antique and book stores and specialty shops. Our goal was to create a unique retail concept that would complement the downtown Old Town experience.
Our recipe was to create a simple, unique, educational and fun culinary experience by allowing guests to sample ultra-fresh & healthy olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars imported from around the world. The tasting of on-tap olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars, allows us to constantly explore and create unique “Flavor Pairings” that we gladly share with our in-store guests.
Each of our 20 varieties of olive oils are specifically selected and imported from both the northern and southern hemispheres to provide our in-store guests and on-line shoppers with the most recently produced and healthiest oils available anywhere. We only purchase our fresh olive oils in small batches to insure ultimate freshness. This is why our selection of imported olive oils will change from season to season.
We also import a variety of white and red balsamic condiment vinegars from Modena, Italy. Each of these vinegars are produced using the traditional Solera method yielding a rich smooth product unlike typical balsamics found in your local grocery store.
We have also sourced and sell a delicious White Truffle Oil (Liquid Gold) and Black Truffle Sea Salt along with other unique culinary delights.
If you are viewing our website, chances are you have already been to our retail store. In April we moved to a much larger location at 1002 N. Main Street in Old Town. Our new 2,600 sq. ft. shop allows us to better serve our growing numbers of guests and fans who enjoy their experiences with us.
Co-owner Dawn Waltman inspects a recent shipment of products delivered
alongside her new store at 1002 N. Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood.
In June 2011 we opened our second location, Jerome Olive Oil Traders, in the historic copper mining town of Jerome, AZ.
Our Jerome shop quickly become a favorite destination to visitors to Jerome. At Jerome Olive Oil Traders we are often asked, why did you decide to open and olive oil & aged balsamic vinegar tasting shop in Jerome. Our answer is simple, “Just for you!”
Our passion for creating a fun and entertaining shopping experience seems to be working. We have some new and exciting plans for the future that we will be sharing very soon.
One of our current projects is to create and share a selection of easy to follow gluten-free recipes and traditional recipes using our fabulous products.
We welcome your comments regarding your in-store shopping experience with us and or our website.
Dawn Waltman & Mike Kilpatrick