Picholine olives are small green French olives. These nutty flavored olives are harvested green and retain a crisp texture making them a good eating olive or a nice addition to your martini.
Picholine olives originated in Gard, in Southern France. Today they are grown everywhere from South America to Morocco. You can add these little olives to your cheese board and serve with some brie and crusty bread. They also pair well with a Sauvignon Blanc.
If you don't have olives then there are some good substitutes including: