Spain is the largest producer of Olive Oil in the whole world and our exportations have been increasing year by year. Our liquid gold, as Spanish called it, is produced in nearly every region in Spain but it is in the south of Spain where it has the main production. The region of Andalusia produces around 60% of Spain’s total output. In this part of the country, you can see olive trees covering the landscape if you travel by plane or by car through their roads. A breathtaking picture.
We are sure that you know how many varieties of Olive Oil are and which one you should use in every case. But, do you know why the Gourmet Olive Oil is so different?
I have a friend that always tells me that we can mirror the Olive Oil ranking with Football League. They have teams in the Premier League, and others in the Second and Third Division. The same happens when we are talking about Olive Oil. In the Premier League are Olive Oils Virgin Extra, in the Second Division are Olive Oils Virgin and in the Third one are Olive Oils.
Without any doubts, the best Olive Oils are the ones that are in the Premier League (AOVE). However, some of them are about to be in the Second Division. However, others are just in their place and others play in International Competitions. These would be GOURMET Olive Oils (with International Awards).
Why are these Olive Oils different?