Thanks to the climate involving the ancient, traditional olive groves (known as “olive groves of sierra”) located in the middle of the Natural Park of Sierras Subbéticas, and the good work of local farmers and producers, the extra virgin olive oil (AOVE) with Protected Designation of Origin “Priego de Córdoba” has become one of the most famous and awarded of the world.
The Protected Designation of Origin “Priego de Córdoba” was created in 1998. It carries out exhaustive controls during the harvest, production and bottling of its extra virgin olive oils to guarantee the origin and best quality of the products. The olive varieties used to get this amazing olive juice are “picuda”, “hojiblanca” and “picual”. The harvest at the time of optimum maturity and the proper use of physical and mechanical processes create a perfect balance and harmony.
The Protected Designation of Origin “Priego de Córdoba” is known and appreciated at global level. This fact is evidenced by the large number of prizes received in Italy, Germany, France, the United States, China, Switzerland or Spain.
The Designation not only guarantees the quality of this excellent “liquid gold”, but also promotes tourism together with the route “Turismo y Aceite” (Tourism and Olive Oil). This way, they support oil mills and encourage them to offer visitors different activities related to olive groves and extra virgin olive oil.
The activities are very varied: olive oil tastings to discover the nuances of its flavours and odours; walks surrounded by thousand-year-old olive groves; visits to mills to see the production process of olive juices… And of course, you can taste our delicious dishes and tapas whose main ingredient is the extra virgin olive oil.
The route “Turismo y Aceite” (Tourism and Olive Oil), to which belong most of olive mills in our region and the Protected Designation of Origin “Priego de Córdoba”, develops a work focused on the promotion of this excellent product and the awareness-raising of producer and consumers through numerous activities.
It is impossible to leave Priego without some bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (AOVE) with Protected Designation of Origin “Priego de Córdoba” to share with your loved ones.
Do not hesitate: health is the best present.