26 October 2012

Jaén - Spain´s Major Olive Oil Producer

Jaén, my adopted home, produces around 20% of the world´s olive oil and 20% of Spain´s consumption. The 60 million or so olive trees provide the gastronomic delights, hard-working people and the varied scenery of the third largest province in Andalucia.



The most common variety of olive is picual from which an exquisite extra virgen olive oil is produced and that is the base for the best tapas in Spain!