Discover the best Portuguese Olive Oil
We invite you to discover the best olive oil made in Portugal, so that you can taste, compare and understand its different tastes and uses.
The tradition of oil extraction in Portugal is lost in its history. The books say that the Visigoths would have inherited the culture of Oliveira from the Romans and that they had already found it in the Iberian Peninsula. In turn, the Arabs made the olive grove culture flourish — the word olive oil comes from the Arabic vocabulary "az-zait" which means "olive juice". With centuries of history in our food and proven health benefits, it is time to know where it is produced, who produces it, and why there are so many different types of olive oil.
Did you know that - there are 6 DOP (Protected Origin Denomination) regions in Portugal?
In a country with such a tradition of production (even in the Algarve), there are 6 protected DOP production regions.
However, production goes far beyond these borders and there are many producers who choose not to certify their olive oil.
Quinta do Romeu
Jerónimo Abreu Lima
Cooperativa de agricultores de Valpaços
Casa de Santo Amaro
Fio da Beira
Amor é Cego
Cooperativa Agrícula de Moura e Barrancos
Did you know - it takes about 10 kg of olives to extract a liter of olive oil?
Talking to Ana Carrilho, elaiologist at Herdade do Esporão
The production of Olive Oil at Herdade do Esporão, represents an entire ecosystem in perfect harmony, which goes far beyond a brand recognized by most Portuguese.
Olive oil is a reflection of the Terroir where it belongs, and for this reason the local varieties are well-adapted to the region. Although the olive oil project is more recent, Herdade do Esporão already has an important role in the history of national olive oil.
In contrast with the new olive plantations in the region, here the olive trees have plenty of space and grow at their own pace.
It is a project that requires effort, dedication, and a lot of love for what is produced.
Did you know that - you should keep olive oil away from heat and light, so that it doesn't get spoiled?
How to choose the best oil for each usage
Olive oil is food, it has a distinctive smell and taste. For this reason, there is an olive oil suitable for each type of moment.
Tip - To preserve all the aroma and flavor of the oil, always close the bottle tightly.
Highlight: Caixeiro Olive Oil - Trás-Os-Montes
1926 marks the beginning of their history, a story made of family ties. In order to be able to have their own project driven by a strong friendship, they created the brand Soresa, that now shines in the olive oil world.
It is a conscious brand that seeks the balance between traditional agricultural practices and the technologies of our time, combining a modern and appealing design with a high quality olive oil.
When we taste Caixeiro olive oils, we quickly realize that we are dealing with a product from Trás-os-Montes, with green and fresh notes, full of aromas that remind us of dried fruits, tomatoes and leaves, spicy and bitter in harmony.
During this campaign, enjoy the Caixeiro Olive Oil at a special price:
Did you know that - There are olive trees in Portugal over 2000 years old?
Tasting olive oil at home
The best way to learn and start to understand the differences between different olive oils is through the Tasting. If you want to taste the olive oil with bread, try more than one at a time. Or, season two pieces of your dish with different olive oils. We must not forget that olive oil is an ingredient, which is eaten...
To help you taste different oils and understand the differences of each one, we created these dynamic sets of oils. Here you can get to know different regions and varieties of olives.
Olive oils with soul
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Jerónimo and his daughter, Pilar, are true perfectionists. They have an olive grove from a single variety of olives and make only one batch of olive oil a year. They do what they consider to be the best of the best and the bar is set very high. Opening a bottle of Magna Olea is like entering in a trip to Trás-os-Montes: intense fruity, bitter, spicy, balanced. It is exceptional.
Did you know that - Extra virgin olive oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 in portions similar to the fat in breast milk?
Olive Oil Glossary
Do you know the difference between Virgin Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil? What is a Cultivar? What are the main defects or attributes of olive oil?
We made a glossary to help you in this fabulous world that is olive oil!