The Flavor Exchange



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..



Forte Fitness — 262A Pinehurst Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Customer Reviews

"Such a fun experience! Relaxed environment with delicious food with friends."— Candace Nicole

"Great Place with wonderful customer service. The balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil selection are endless:). Fan for life!"— Peter Lopez

"This is an excellent find. My salads have new life with the variety of dressing and can make in a flash. I also never know olive oil and balsamic tastes impeccable on ice cream. They also have the ever so addicting protein truffles. My son oftentimes nabs them before I get a bite! Highly recommended for tearing yourself or someone else!!!" — Kathryn Sheffield