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A Piece of the Mediterranean in Baltimore: Pompeian Olive Oil

A Piece of the Mediterranean in Baltimore: Pompeian Olive Oil

Established in Baltimore in 1906, the Pompeian Olive Oil Company was the country’s first national brand of imported extra virgin olive oil. You may have passed their 200,000-square-foot factory and distribution center on Pulaski Highway, their home since 1912, and wondered what goes on behind those walls. Now is your chance to find out. Please join our tour to see how a 110 year old Baltimore company bottles olive oil and vinegar.

Our tour will look behind the scenes, starting with how Pompeian blows glass bottles. We’ll then walk through how they fill, cap, label, and box the final products for shipping. Our hosts will talk about the history of both the company and the making of olive oil, including getting a peek at a 300-year-old olive press. And you will get a few tips from the true experts on cooking with olive oil and vinegar. Although we will be a safe distance from the production machines, our hosts ask that participants wear closed-toe shoes and do not wear dangling jewelry.

There is limited parking inside the Pompeian facility complex but ample street parking one block away on North Haven Street to the north and south of Pulaski Highway.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


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