Extra virgin olive oil in a family-owned press
Did you know that Spain is the world’s top olive oil exporter in two key markets, the United States and Japan?
And did you know there are hundreds of different olive varieties? So the possibilities and combinations are an infinite gourmet adventure!
Having said that, I must confess that I am a bit of a foodie, and I am passionate about local finds as well. So I love visiting Núñez de Prado, one of those estates where owners are deeply proud of their groves, mills and extra virgin olive oils, apart from being very welcoming and knowledgeable.
I find myself astonished while listening to their explanations about the olive extraction, cleaning, grinding and shaking process, and then the separation of solid from liquid, centrifugation, decantation and finally bottling.
As well, the place is so charming that you seem to be part of an Andalusian fairy tale, full of colourful flowerpots, whitewashed walls and red tiles on the rooftops.
So, if you are a food lover like me and if you like traditional hidden gems, do yourself a favour and make an olive oil tasting a “must-do” the next time you visit Córdoba.