Store Closed on Sunday, March 29


It’s a rare event, but Sunday, March 29, Marisolio will be closed.  Our hard working staff is going to be off celebrating our first five years in business.  Since we want everyone to enjoy the party, we must close our doors on that one day so all staff can attend.

To make it up to you, we hope you will be able to visit us on the previous day, Saturday March 28 for a fun filled celebration for you, our loyal customers.  Join us then for special discounts, food and live entertainment.  We are located at 488 Main Street, Murphys.

If you need our products, we will be open our usual hours (10-5) the week of March 22-28, with lots of in store specials to reward your patronage over the years.  You can also order online at our website:

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You’re Invited! Special Anniversary Celebration March 28


Marisolio is throwing a party and you are invited!  Join us for our five year anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 28.  The shop is located at 488 Main Street, Murphys, CA.  All hands will be on deck to participate in the fun, both in the shop and on our pretty outdoor courtyard.  We have some terrific entertainment planned from 1:00-4:00, with the Magnolia Rhythm Trip performing.

Magnolia Rhythm Trio #1

Of course we will also provide some pretty special refreshments and offer a few terrific sales inside the shop.  It will be a great day to celebrate with us in downtown Murphys!

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Time To Save

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Marisolio has spectacular savings to share with you, our valued customers, all this week.

Be sure to stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys to see what the shop has to offer.

Each day we are offering two different olive oils, two different balsamics and one other special category of item at 15% off.  Who knows when savings like this will be available again?  Do take advantage of our special 5 Year Anniversary Sale Event every day this week!

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Special Anniversary Sale Bargains All Week Long

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Every day this week Marisolio Tasting Bar will offer special discounts on products throughout the shop.  Come celebrate with us!  Each day two different best selling olive oils and two balsamics will be discounted 15%.  In addition, there will be one other special category of product on sale at 15% off.  One day it could be some of our sensational jarred olives, it might be our Papardelle brand pastas, our Olivella face and body products…You get the idea, and the savings will be fabulous.

Here are the specifics of the Special Daily Sales Items:

Each day will be highlighted by 5 sale items- meaning tremendous savings to you- our faithful customers- who have supported us from day one!

Sunday 3/22         

Coratina EVOO         White Grapefruit Balsamic Condimento
Fused Lemon Olive Oil         Honey Ginger Balsamic Condimento
All Olivella Skin Products

Monday  3/23                       

Persian Lime Olive Oil        Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Condimento
Hojiblanca EVOO                         Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Condimento                                          All Murphys Mustards

Tuesday  3/24                                  

Bakluti Fused Olive Oil      Fig Balsamic Condimento
Kalamata EVOO      Traditional Balsamic Condimento
All Beaudoin’s Olives

 Wednesday 3/25                

Chipotle Olive Oil        Lavender Balsamic Condimento
Leccino EVOO     Black Currant Balsamic Condimento
Dellizia Tapenade Pack (Regulary $24/3 pack, TODAY $20/3 pack)

Thursday  3/26 

Milanese Gremolata Fused Oil     Ripe Peach Balsamic Condimento
Chemlali EVOO      Juniper Berry Balsamic Condimento
Tuscan Herb Olive Mix

Friday  3/27 

Blood Orange Fused Fused Oil         Coconut White Balsamic Condimento
Pendolino EVOO         Alfoos Mango Balsamic Condimento
All Pastas- Gluten-Free and Regular Wheat Artisan Varieties!

Saturday 3/28 

Harissa Fused Olive Oil       Jalapeno White Balsamic Condimento
Picual EVOO       Raspberry Balsamic Condimento
6 Bottle Gift Packs (Regularly $30.00- Sale @ $22.50

Come in and sample foods made with Olive oil and Balsamic Condimentos.  Music from 1-4 PM!  Join In All The Fun!

Come in to the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys and take advantage of these special sales in honor of our 5 year anniversary!

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Irish Day in Murphys


Each year, on the third Saturday in March, the town of Murphys celebrates its Irish heritage by having a fantastic celebration.  There is truly something for everyone in the family at this festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 21.  Our Main Street shuts down to automobile traffic, and we have a parade, complete with old cars, costumes, music and other fun.  Booths line the street, selling food, crafts, art, wine and other items.

Marisolio will have a booth, just outside our shop at 488 Main Street.   Shop owner, Mary Lou Schuster will be overseeing the booth with her sister Jackie.  The ladies will pass out Lucky Silver Dollar Pancakes, served with our Vermont Maple Balsamic.  You have got to try this in order to experience how delicious it is!  And practically calorie free!

We hope you will come into the shop and have our experienced and friendly staff introduce you to some of our best selling Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Italian Balsamic Condimentos.  Enjoy a break from the festivities on the street and try our products with a few bites of bread for dipping.

If you aren’t able to make it to Irish Day on March 21, check out our website at  All our products are listed for sale there, and you will find some unexpected surprises this month as far as prices go!

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Peruvian Platter Cooking Class


Marisolio owner, Marylou Schuster will be teaching this class on the cuisine of Peru.   Our class is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24.  We will offer a morning session at 10 AM, as well as an evening class at 6 PM.

Marylou, a long time teacher of Spanish, will not only share her knowledge of Peruvian food, but will introduce us to her extensive lore of knowledge on the people and culture of that South American country. We have a fantastic menu planned for the class, but our students will also enjoy Peruvian music and other entertainments. Please join us for a full two hours of good food, fun and fellowship. Class will be part hands on and part demonstration.  Best of all, no one leaves hungry!

Papas Huancaíno
Peruvian Chicken Skewers with Green Sauce
Chicha Morada, a non-alcoholic beverage

Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation now.  Class fee is $30, with $5 off the second tuition if you “bring a friend”.   Looking forward to seeing you in class!

488 Main Street
Murphys, CA

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Guinness Bread

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What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, than by making a quick and easy loaf of Guinness Bread*?  This bread is a quick one, and you can have your craving for a hot buttery slice of bread in no time by following this simple recipe.  The secret ingredient is our Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic, which lends the loaf a subtle, slightly sweet, slightly orangey flavor, which pairs brilliantly with the Guinness beer.  This is also a perfect accompaniment to your Corned Beef on the 17th.  Stop by Marisolio (488 Main Street, Murphys) for your Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic, or give us a call at 728-8853 to order by phone.  You can also order from our website:

Guinness Bread

1 cup regular rolled oats, plus additional
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp Marisolio Cara Cara Orange Vanilla balsamic
1 cup buttermilk
1 (12 fluid oz) can or bottle of Guinness beer

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.

Mix together the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.  In a separate large bowl, stir together the butter, Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic, buttermilk, and Guinness beer.  Pour the flour mixture into the beer mixture, and gently stir until well blended.  Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle with additional oats if desired.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes.  Turn the oven off, open the door, and allow to cool for 30 minutes in the oven before turning out onto a wire rack.

* Recipe adapted from one on

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On Sale In March

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Marisolio is celebrating our 5 years in business anniversary the entire month of March! We have some outstanding products on sale, including:

Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Korneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Eureka Lemon Olive Oil

Coconut White Balsamic
White Jalapeno Balsamic
Black Currant Balsamic

These products will be 10% off the regular price all month long.  Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys, to pick your products up in person, or give us a call at (209) 728-8853, or check out our website at to order online.

But that’s not all!  During our Anniversary Week, March 22-28, we are offering a spectacular in store celebration with discounts, culminating with food and entertainment on Saturday March 28.  We will offer some of our most popular products at discounted rates, so don’t miss out on this wonderful event.   Be sure to put us on your calendar for that day, you will be so glad you did!

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Introducing Mary Lou Schuster


Marisolio is proud to introduce you to the remarkable woman who made it all happen five years ago this month.  The month long celebration of our five year anniversary would not be complete without some words regarding this awesome lady.  Mary Lou Schuster is the owner of Marisolio, the best olive oil and balsamic shop you will ever experience.   Mary Lou retired from a long career of teaching Spanish and reinvented herself as an olive rancher.  Never one to remain idle for long, she bought land in Calaveras County and planted 40 acres of olive trees, and began producing her own olive oil under the label “Rancho Marisol”.   After a few years of marketing her own oil, she decided to fulfill a life long dream and open her own olive oil shop.

Murphys, CA is the lucky town in which she ended up opening up her shop, Marisolio Tasting Bar.  She opened the doors March 24, 2010, with a staff of five, at 488 Main Street, Murphys.  There was a bit of trial and error in mastering the learning curve of a new POS system, designing shop policies and procedures, acquiring the required health and safety  certifications, and training staff, but in no time the shop was up and running and becoming remarkably successful.

The past five years have seen Marisolio grow and thrive.  The shop now offers over 30 olive oils, over 30 balsamic vinegars, artisan pastas, assorted olives from three different vendors, fine Italian olive oil bath and body products, hand crafted embroidered kitchen towels, fine local mustards, and a great selection of dips and tapenade spreads.  Most exciting, under Mary Lou’s direction the shop underwent some renovation two years ago and now is able to offer cooking classes twice a month.  The classes are very popular and demonstrate to our customers many creative ways to use our products in their own cooking.

Mary Lou’s beliefs are both simple and strong:  excellent products, superb customer service, and respect for everyone she employs.  A most generous woman, she has from the beginning shared her wisdom, her love of food and even her profits with staff, customers, and the community.  Mary Lou has been an inspiration to every one of us who knows her.  Her standards are high and uncompromising, and she is dedicated to making each day, each personal interaction, and each customer transaction as warm and heartfelt as can be.  All of us here at Marisolio are deeply appreciative to be a part of Mary Lou’s business and to consider her a friend.

And when it comes time for each of us on the staff to ponder our own retirement, it will be an opportunity to reflect not upon our past experiences, but focusing on what new accomplishments and joys the future may bring.  Thank you Mary Lou, for all that you do and are.

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Spectacular Anniversary Month Sale for Online Orders

anniversaryMarisolio could not be more proud to announce our five year anniversary.   To thank you, our loyal customers, we are going to be offering some special values and celebrations all month long.  For those of you who don’t live close enough to shop in person frequently, but do your ordering online, you will be thrilled to hear that the entire month of March, we will be offering 15% off all online orders.

There could not be a better time to stock up on your favorite products or try some new ones that you have been curious about.  Do take a look at our website, and have fun choosing some products to enjoy.  Our olive oils and balsamics make wonderful gifts as well, so consider making some Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding, and graduation gift purchases ahead of time.

Thank you for making our first five years in business a rewarding and successful endeavor.  Without your support we couldn’t have done it!  We are looking forward to continuing to serve you for years to come.

Be sure to check our newsletter and this blog for announcements of other specials and events that will be held in store during the month of March.  If you have a chance to come up for a visit to Murphys, we are located at 488 Main Street, and would love to show you around the shop.

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