Olive Oil Experience at the Mijas Wine Museum

For the first time, the Wine Museum in Mijas Village, in collaboration with the Foreigners Department, is offering an “Olive Oil Experience” where you will learn about and taste different olive oils. The event will take place on 18th of March at 1pm and is priced at 10 euros per person.

Olive Oil:

With around 262 varieties of olives cultivated in Spain, only 24 are used regularly in the production of oils. The most important varieties produced include Picual, Hojiblanca, Lechin and Coupage. Each variety produces an oil distinctive in colour, flavor and application.

Picual – With production concentrated in Jaen, this is the most important olive variety, accounting for 50 percent of production in Spain and 20 percent of the world’s production. It is one of the most stable varieties in the world, due to its high content of naturally occurring antioxidants.

Hojiblanca – This olive is grown in Sevilla, Cordoba and Malaga and accounts for 16 percent of Andalusian production. It produces lower saturated fatty acids than most other oils.

Lechin – In Spain, this oil is used frequently in the preparation of tapas. It is also ideal for sweets.

Coupage – A delicious extra virgin olive oil from Jaen in Andalucia, this is a ‘Gourmet Coupage’ oil, made using a blend of Manzanilla, Arbequina and Picual olives to give a smooth intense fruity flavour which is suitable for use both in salads and cooking.

The cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil have deep roots in the history of Spain. The olive, a symbol of peace, and the tree which produces olives are known to have been cultivated around the Mediterranean about 6000 years ago.

For information and bookings on the Olive Oil Experience, please call: +34 952 589 010 or e-mail: frd@mijas.es

The Wine Museum
Mijas Villaga



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