What are the unique characteristics of Spanish olive oil?
Spanish olive oil is known all over the world and this is for a reason. Discover what makes it unique and why we are so lucky.
No doubt you have often gone to the supermarket to buy a bottle of olive oil for cooking. Although this action is so common in Spain the opposite is true in countries which are not olive oil producers and for instance cook with butter.
This is why it is harder for us to appreciate all the advantages of Spanish olive oil.
Characteristics of Spanish olive oil
- Extremely high quality. Spain is the most important olive oil producer in the world. This situation regarding the market has led us to specialise much more in premium quality products. There is a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils available but we can specialise still further and go into the gourmet sector.
- Large selection of varieties. The fact that Spain is the most important international olive oil producer is no coincidence. Our geographical location means that we have a wide range of different climates which allow us to produce different varieties of oil: picual, cornicabra, hojiblanca…
It is therefore logical that Spanish olive oil is highly appreciated by lovers of the product, as the tastes, textures, and aromas of these varieties are unique.
- A great tradition of production. We did not begin to grow olive trees and extract their olive oil overnight. This culture has been passed down from generation to generation and is part of our way of life.
For this reason some brands are specialising more and more in producing high quality olive oil as they have mastered the technique with all this inheritance of knowledge. A piece of advice: if you want to give good olive oil as a gift it must be Spanish.
For all these reasons Spanish olive oil is among the best in international quality competitions. An example of this is our Fuenquesada olive oil; its first harvest won 4 international awards. If you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?