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About The Olive Oil Workshop

About The Olive Oil Workshop

The Olive Oil Workshop is an olive oil appreciation company based in Seville, Spain that offers activities associated with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

Spain, and more specifically, Andalusia is the number one olive oil producer in the world but, until recently has had little recognition. Spanish olive oils are gaining recognition for their superior quality and taste and have been accumulating an impressive list of awards from the World’s Best Olive Oil. Additionally, the list of health benefits of EVOO is increasingly becoming substantiated by scientific research. More and more consumers that appreciate good food are insisting on a more complete and accurate understanding of this important staple of the Mediterranean diet.

The Olive Oil Workshop strives to meet the growing demands of buyers, producers, travelers and consumers for olive oil education and activities. Whether you just want to take a dip in the basics of how to choose an olive oil, or you would really like to get soaked in the details of the entire process, we can provide you with a fun, unique and delicious tasting experience!

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Golden Andalusian Cocktails

Golden Andalusian Cocktails

When Brígida Jiménez, my mentor and one of the world´s best tasters, asked me and my husband to attend the presentation of an up and coming hojiblaca olive oil from Rute, Conde de Mirasol, I couldn´t say no. Just a few weeks prior, I had tasted this oil and my response was, “WOW”. Wow is […]

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Pairing EVOO with oranges

Pairing EVOO with oranges

The World Olive Oil Exhibition was held this week in Madrid. The international event had over 60 exhibitors, an extensive oil bar, a business meeting point, gourmet products display area, cooking show, and two conference areas. International experts came to discuss topics such as trade, production and tasting. Dr. Maria Paz Aguilera was one of […]

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Spain and Italy: Ancient partners

Spain and Italy: Ancient partners

Photo: Pepe Nieto As an Expert Olive Oil Taster, I am often asked why Spanish olive oil producers can sell their olive oil to Italy and be resold under an Italian label. The question is often a loaded one of blame and conspiracy as if the Spanish are selling out and the Italians are trying […]

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Jaen Selection: Best Spanish Picual EVOOs

Jaen Selection: Best Spanish Picual EVOOs

Spain is the number one producer of olive oil in the world and the province of Jaen produces the largest amount in the country, mostly of the variety Picual. There are about 300 mills in the province that are dedicated to creating this golden oil. In the past years, many olive oil millers have made […]

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Orange Salmorejo

Orange Salmorejo

Salmorejo is an Andalusian favorite said to be originally from Cordoba. Much like gazpacho it is a cold soup often garnished with chopped ham and eggs. Salmorejo is usually found made from tomatoes, bread, garlic and olive oil. However, historically this cold soup was made from what ever vegetables or fruits were in season. This […]

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