Olive Oil – The liquid gold of Mallorca
Did you know that olive trees in Mallorca are between 300 and 500 years old?
In addition to fig and citrus trees, they form the landscape of Mallorca and produce aromatic fruits, which can not be compared with those of young trees.
So it is not surprising that Mallorca produces excellent olive oils.
In contrast to mass production, only ripe fruits come into the press, especially the olive varieties “Mallorquina” or “Empeltre”, “Arbequina” and “Picual”.
As they did hundreds of years ago, Farmers put their olives in old mills where the oil is cold pressed. As a result, in Mallorca we have a particularly natural olive oil with soft fresh taste.
My insider tip:
In the middle of November begins the olive harvest and the oil mills run on high trances. A visit is worthwhile in the old mill Can Det in Soller, where one of the best oils of Mallorca is traditionally produced. Also one of the most beautiful festivals takes place at this time: the olive festival in Caimari. Stroll along stands offering local products and visit the oil press.