Hello everyone and EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) lovers!
Like you all may know by now our shop "Olives and more" is dedicated to the Spanish Olive.
In Spain there’s more than 260 varieties of olives in which we use as a tapa or to produce a natural juice or oil.
Today we would like to introduce a member of our olive variety family, one to be the smallest due to its size but the most desired for its aroma and taste. Originally from a town called Arbeca where the name is taken from, its cultivation has been extended to other areas of Spain and the world. The oils produced has a fruity aroma such as a ripe banana and apple, slightly herbal and quite nutty. Quite pleasant in the mouth, sweet without is being bitter and with an after taste of spice and nut. These are the general characteristics of this variety which can also seen to be modified depending on different factors, one of which is geographically.
The ideal consumer of this variety would be someone who isn’t a fan of strong tastes and also perfect for children.
It is used as a dressing and can be used for most meals such as: salads, dipping sauces, fruits, ice cream, porridge and all those delicious meals in which you may wish to add a touch of fruitiness to your palate.
If you would like to try this variety, we have many EVOO to choose from by various producers and areas in Spain...
- Casas de Hualdo from Toledo.
- Pago Baldío de San Carlos from Cáceres.
- Finca de Duernas Organic from Córdoba.
Have you ever tried any of them? Did you like them? If so, what meal would you use them in? Give us a mention in a post with this variety and let us know what you think and so we can get to know you or mention us in your story. We always love to hear your feedback.
Hasta la proxima!