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Taste. cook. Enjoy.



Founded by Tom Compa and Donna Shannon on February 29th 2012 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. It has since remained the only olive oil, balsamic, spice and tea shop in the town.

On February 20th 2017 the business was taken over by Esther Gore who continued to grow the business by offering more cooking classes and fresh foods prepared by local farmers.

The Flavor Exchange has catered to it's loyal customers at the 115. E. New Hampshire Ave location in Southern Pines for 6 years and will now partner with The Southern Whey and Forte Fitness to provide another customer base with our favorite infused olive oils and balsamic.   

Starting March 15th 2018, our home base will now be online and our cooking classes will be conducted at peoples homes and public facilities.


Upcoming Cooking Classes



Our Products

Do you like shopping from home? All out products are available to purchased online.


Cooking classes

Come enjoy a night out and learn to make great meals like sushi, charcuterie and pickling, and so much more!

One of the Top 10 Cooking classes in
North Carolina
— Anna Glazebrook