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There’s so much going on in Andalusia, even us locals struggle to keep up to date with it all. On our blog you will find travel inspiration with tips and ideas from our local experts. Learn curious tidbits about olive oil, wine and Spanish food, or check out some stunning photos from around colourful Andalusia.

Different olive oils and olives for tasting | Oliveo Escapes

How to taste olive oil. Step by step guide

The olive oil tasting is much more than a simple act of tasting; it’s a sensory experience that immerses us in the fascinating world of flavors and aromas of liquid gold. If you’ve ever done a wine tasting or a food tour, you’ll more or less know what the experience entails. However, an oil tasting will open the door to a new world that has always been in front of you, in your kitchen, and you’ve probably never stopped to explore.

Olives of different varieties, after the harvest, to make olive oil in Andalusia| Oliveo Escapes

The 7 best olive varieties for making olive oil

Picual, Hojiblanca, Arbequina… Do these names ring a bell? They’re types of olives, the most well-known ones. But they’re not the only ones. In this post, we’ll tell you about the olive varieties most commonly used to produce olive oil.

Extra virgin olive oil bottle with olive branch and olive | Oliveo Escapes

How Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made?

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), often referred to as liquid gold, has been treasured for centuries for its incomparable taste, health benefits, and cultural significance. At Oliveo Escapes, we invite you to embark on a journey to discover the fascinating production process of olive oil, from the birth of the olive on the tree to the explosion of flavor on your palate.

Almazara or olive oil mill in Cordoba, Andalusia | Oliveo Escapes

What is an almazara or olive oil mill

In the heart of the Mediterranean, where ancient olive groves thrive under the sun-drenched skies, lies the soul of a timeless tradition: the almazara, or olive mill. As a standard-bearer of the region’s gastronomic heritage, the almazara stands as a testament to the art of olive oil production.

Different types of olive oil: extra virgin, virgin and pomace olive oil | Oliveo Escapes

What types of olive oil are there?

When we delve into the realm of olive oil types, we are referring to what the European Union legislation (Regulation CE 1019/2002) recognizes as suitable for consumption, categorizing them into four types. Each category mirrors the quality and purity of the oil, providing consumers with a clear framework when making purchasing decisions.

View of Hornos, a white village in the Sierra de Cádiz surrounded by olive groves and mountains. Olive oil tourism | Oliveo Escapes

The Olive Oil History

Olive oil has been consumed and appreciated for centuries. Its cultivation, industry, consumption, and various uses have had a significant impact on the culture and economy of the Mediterranean basin primarily, the birthplace of the olive and its oil. In this article, we will explore the fascinating journey through the history of olive oil, from its origins to its place in the modern world.

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