Good Olive Oil in Spain

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  1. namwaldog

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    We have been doing the Med Coast of Spain for a few weeks now and are currently at Altea just north of Benidorm.

    One of our objectives this trip is to buy a couple of gallons of good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil to take home but haven't found any yet.

    We are thinking of heading away from the coast for a while and wondered if anyone had any ideas about rural markets etc.

    I seem to remember that the area around Albacete grows a lot of olives but am not sure. Anyone any experience with Olive Oil? (other than Popeye that is!!)
     
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    You really need to be able to taste it as what is excellent to one person is horrendous to another. Each Almazara has a different taste & most spaniards will only take their olives for processing to the one they like best as they normally receive all the oil back.
     
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    Go across country to Jalon in the Jalon, there is a 'cooperative' there which produces and sells very good olive oil. The route across is fine and has some spectacular views..

    It also has a large market on a Saturday morning...
     
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