An Spanish olive oil from Spain, the best in the world
by Kimberly on Friday, December 02, 2011
It is no surprise that the best olive oil in the world belongs to a Mediterranean country. But some associate amazing olive oil with France and Italy more than Spain. Think again, Spain is one of the world’s top producers and consumers of olive oil, an identifying product in Spanish cuisine and tradition.
In fact, some of the best olive oil in the world comes from Spain. This was recently proven again in the 2012 edition of Flos Olei. Flos Olei, directed by Marco Oreggia, is a reputable Italian guide to the best and most exquisite olive oil in the world.
The guide evaluates over 1000 of the world’s finest olive oils and puts them through a very strict evaluation and tasting process. Each olive oil is assigned a certain number of points, with 100 being the highest.
This year, the small family run Spanish company Castillo de Canena, based in Jaen, Andalusia (Spain) awarded the highest mark ever given out by Flos Olei: 97 out of 100 points. Wow! Last year, the Castillo de Canena brand earned 96 out of 100, showing that it is an excellent olive oil, year after year.
This award just adds to a long a list of other awards that Castilla de Canena olive oil has already earned including the Coq D’or from France, Gold Medal Award from Los Angeles, best product of the year award, and the list goes on…
Keywords: olive oil