Monday, August 27, 2012

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I came across Oleoteca a new shop in Marbella on the Avda Miguel opposite Marbella Cafeteria specialising in Extra Virgin Olive Oils, the place is run by my new chum Claudia an absolute Aladdin's Cave for any cook worth his salt.

Spain is the worlds leading producer of Olive Oil, it's only in recent years that we have seen the emergence of individually branded top of the range Extra Virgin Olive Oils, previously a lot of Oil was bulk packed for export.

There is a wider range of aromas and tastes amongst Spanish Olive Oils than any other oil producing nation.

Some Oils taste smooth and sweet, others have great body and character and fruity aromas. I was a very impressed with the Extra Virgin Olive Oils which had added ingredients from the mediterranean diet, Garlic, Lemons, Chilli, Mushrooms these were divine,I tasted them all, just wonderful added to risottos, lifting a pasta dish on Salads in soups or over vegetables Grilled Meats, the possibility are endless really.

They had little samples to try in the shop,Claudia was an excellent guide if you are in Marbella have a look,it was not expensive and a little can go a long way.


  1. This is just like an olive oil shop I visited in Norfolk, VA in the States! I use them so sparingly so they last.

  2. I can't believe there's a shop dedicated to just Olive Oils. Wow! I have so much to learn. Maybe I should look into Olive Oil tasting one of these days.