my goal was to retard oxidation by lowering the temp.
indeed , the EVOO in the refrigerator does solidify over time.
I decant a few oz into a plastic squeeze bottle w a secure , and easy to open top
I use the small bottle for EVOO I use , direct from the refrigerator
if its semi solid , I unscrew the top , and squeeze out a glug .
I do have to take out the larger bottle some times from the refrigerator
to liquefy when doing a refill of the smaller bottle.
I can't say this is the best way to keep EVOO
but the results seem fresher to me than keeping the large bottle at room temp , even if in the dark
that large bottle lasts me for many months.
P.S. : ' lose flavor when cold '
im guessing that most of that flavor comes back when it gets to room temp.
I haven't don e any experiments , but i do know was oxidized ( ie rancid )
EVOO tastes like . refrigerated and then back to room temp EVOO
doesn't taste oxidized // nor rancid.
and of course , very important :
its easy to do.