La Bella Gorumet Foods | (805) 343-2310

About La Bella Olives & Gourmet Foods

Olive Farm La Bella Olives was established to produce and distribute the best olives available on the market today, and it has been a smashing success! La Bella is well known for our Sevillano olives, a very firm and meaty type of olive. We use only the very best, premium Sevillano olives grown in the California Central San Joaquin Valley. La Bella Olives started with only eight styles of olives. Since then we have grown our product line to twenty-two varieties of hand stuffed as well as pitted non-stuffed Sevillano olives. We also proudly offer an imported, authentic Greek Kalamata, and our Anchovy Stuffed Olives feature a delightful Manzanillo olive. La Bella Olives has also expanded into many other gourmet food products including an excellent 'Cold Pressed' Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a light buttery taste, six types of marinated garlic cloves, four types of marinated vegetables, four types of marinated peppers including the always popular Atomic Frog Balls, thirteen types of jellies, chipotle sauces and a variety of gourmet almonds and pistachios!

Our olives are cured the same way they have been for over a thousand years in Italy. Curing takes eight to nine months in salt brines... lye, sugars, and chemicals are NEVER used in our curing process.

Most products are available in half-pint and pint jars, gallon, and five gallon containers. All of our products are bar coded for your convenience. We continue to seek out the best products to add to our fine line of gourmet foods.

The following are a small sample of the great "testimonials" we have received from both customers and critics.

Passo Robles Olive Festival - (August 2010)

Steve from La Bella OlivesLa Bella Olives was a major player in the 2010 Olive Festival in Paso Robles this year. Steve did a great job of working the crowd and we all had a great time. If you missed it this year make sure you mark your calendars for next year!

Central Coast Magazine - Food & Wine Issue (May 2007), "Locally Prepared"

La Bella Olives were named after the beautiful beaches of Pismo, where the company packages and distributes the gourmet olives they grow in Porterville, California. Stuffed with flavor-almonds, anchovies, spicy blue cheese, garlic, jalapeno, and more - these delightful finger foods are cured in salt brine for eight to nine months, the old-fashioned way, with no lye or sugars. La Bella also makes an Anti Pasto Italiano, marinated garlic cloves, and marinated veggies.

Mercury News (Feb 14, 2007), "Olives with a Twist" By Carolyn Jung

OLIVES WITH A TWIST: They're perfect in martinis, on antipasto platters, in salads, sautéed with chicken, stirred in pasta sauces or all on their own. They are La Bella Olives from California's central coast. These jarred olives with intriguing fillings are handy to keep in your pantry. They come stuffed with almonds, anchovies, blue cheese, garlic, jalapeno, sun-dried tomato, feta, or onion. A 10-ounce jar is $6.50 at They're also available at Burrell School Winery in Los Gatos, Deluxe Foods in Aptos, Shopper's Corner in Santa Cruz, Staff of Life in Santa Cruz, Ben Lomond Market in Ben Lomond and D'Anna's Flowers in San Jose.

Taste California Travel (April, 2006), by Marianne Lucchesi Hamilton

More than happy with our new discoveries, we were heading out the door when my mate's eyes took on a distinctive, lust-filled glaze. No, not from the wine. I followed his line of sight, expecting to see a nubile young thing beckoning with yet another bottle. Instead, I saw him salivating over... olives. Acres of olives. Olives of every color, size, and stuffing. These olives, as it turned out, were the prized products of La Bella, located near Pismo Beach. Grown in Porterville, La Bella Olives are cured in the "old-fashioned" way - in salt brine, for nearly a year. Turns out they're available in fifteen different varieties, stuffed with everything from anchovies to almonds, and pepper jack to pimentos. Let me be clear: I'm not an olive fan. I may be the world's only Italian who has ever owned up to this fact. I've spent half a century studiously avoiding what I considered to be the slimy, mushy, disgusting items. But these... these were something else entirely. La Bella Olives are crisp, crunchy, and wonderfully tangy. I popped one of their quarter-sized Bleu Cheese confections into my mouth, and became an instant convert. The perfectly salted olive flesh, rubbing up against the creamy blue cheese - it was a profound revelation. Ditto the marinated garlic, which would make a terrific salad-topper. Take it from this Italian: La Bella is truthfully named.

Customer Email

While vacationing in Sedona for our anniversary in mid-October, we visited a small winery in nearby Page Springs, Arizona. Along with some unique wine we found this intriguing jar of pickled Mustard Dill Garlic and decided to try it. WOW is all we can say. It has become one of our favorite additions to our martinis on "Martini Night." Not knowing where we might find your excellent product around Phoenix, we just placed an order for more of your wonderful product to be sent directly to us. Also, we decided to try some of your other products (Bleu Cheese stuffed olives also go well in martinis!) We're sure that they will be just as wonderful as our favorite. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
~Richard & Beverly Woodhead

Customer Email

Hello and Good Evening to the People who know olives better than anyone on the planet. PLEASE send us at least 12 jars of your La Bella, Gourmet, California Grown, Hand Stuffed, Sicilian Style Olives. They are, without a doubt, the very best olives we have ever had...(EVER...understand...EVER). They are absolutely the best. Delicious. Amazing.
We first encountered them on vacation in July when we drove down the coast on highway one. Our last stop was in San Luis Obispo to wine taste. Several wineries there sell your olives. Well...we purchased...we tasted...we are done. Loyal fans. I just ate the last one tonight and I am in a panic. Please send more. Please tell me what I need to provide to you to get them here as quickly as possibly!!
Thank you ever so much. Your olives ROCK!!!! Believe me...we're telling friends!!!!
Your new best friends...( there MAY be some others...)
Thank you. God Bless you!!! (and your olives!)
~Donna and Craig

Mailing Address

La Bella Gourmet Foods
P.O. Box 610
Oceano, CA 93475-0610

Phone & Fax

PH: (805) 343-2310
FAX: (805) 343-6807


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The Cheese Store Award

Black Sheep Gourmet FoodsLa Bella Olives distributes Black Sheep Gourmet foods including "Atomic" Frog balls and Mushrooms, three grilling dipping sauces, seven flavors of almonds and pistachios, and four preserves with chipotle.

Aloha From OregonLa Bella Olives distributes 'Aloha From Oregon' pepper jellies.