They can be prepared after that in many different ways. Though you can buy unpitted ones, they are usually sold pitted, if not also stuffed, because they are very hard to pit — the flesh clings to the pit.
They are meaty with a mild flavour. They are good when pitted for cocktails such as Martinis because their mild flavour won’t interfere with the drink, and they are large enough that you don’t feel you have to stick two or three on the pick.
They are grown in Australia, California and Spain. The ones grown in California are pressed for oil.
Azofairon Olives is just a term to mean small Gordal Olives. Gordal sizes range from very large (60 to 70 Gordals per kilo) to about ⅓ that size (200 / 220 Gordals per kilo.) Any Gordals that are even smaller than this range are classed as “Azofairon.”
“Gorda” means “fat” in Spanish.