Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world with 80% of the production coming from the Andalusian region. The history of olive oil in Spain spans 6,000 years when it was first prepared by the Phoenician and Greek settlers of the Iberian Peninsula. The importance of olive oil to Spanish culture cannot be overstated. The locals actually refer to it as "liquid gold!" Join this tour to learn the importance of Olive oil (and wine) production for agriculture in Spain.
You will meet with your tour guide bright and early in Cordoba and be driven to experience a combination of two of the most valued items in the Spanish culinary world: wine and olive oil. You will visit the expansive olive groves of the Cordoba countryside. There, learn about all the different characteristics, culinary uses and health benefits of olive oil. During your tour you will try different varieties of olives and learn how to identify their key characteristics. After your tour of the groves you will experience a fun and delicious tasting session in a beautiful bodega with an array of Cordoba's representative olive oil, along with Spanish wine and some delicious snacks that pair perfectly to both.