Home for the Holidays
As Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop enters its 6th year in business in Birmingham, it’s interesting to note their early beginnings and what has made them a foodie destination over the years. Inspired while on a working vacation in 2012, this mother-daughter team decided to embark on an adventure which would change their lives. After escaping Corporate America in 2014, owner Cheryl Harper set out to transform an Episcopal church into Birmingham’s first and only olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room. With her daughter, Loreleigh, running the first register transaction, Simply Infused was “Infused” and their journey to bring their community the freshest olive oils in the world was forged.
Visiting the tasting room is a culinary adventure with repurposed church pews showcasing rows of fusti containers and cups to sample 50 oils and balsamics from around the world. Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop’s mission is simple, “to imbue our patrons with knowledge and a sense of well-being with our products and services.” Harper believes, “Our community is missing opportunities each day to create an epicurean experience, a good conversation, a lasting memory. These opportunities should be infused in everyday life.” Visit Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop on Highway 280 inside the Greystone Marketplace. The tasting room has 25 Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and 34 barrel-aged Balsamics from Modena, Italy. They are open daily and also provide free metro-area delivery, www.simply-infused.com, 205-408-4231.†