Official Olive Oil Partner
The olive grove is present throughout the province of Jaén. It is a unique landscape in the world located in the heart of Andalusia. Jaén is the world's foremost producer of extra virgin olive oil.
Olive oil is the star product and most appreciated ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, which has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010 for its healthy characteristics. Its consumption prevents ageing and improves health.
Jaén Selección is a quality distinction created by the government of the province of Jaén in 2003. It includes the finest extra virgin olive oils from each harvest in the province. This distinction recognises excellence in the quality of the product. In 2018, it was awarded to eight oils, all of the picual variety. These extra virgin olive oils are 100% certified.
The oils are selected at a tasting event, which is held every year with the participation of an official laboratory and a panel of judges made up of professionals from Spain’s best panels. This distinction of quality is awarded to one organic oil and seven conventionally grown oils, which represent the very best from the harvest in the province of Jaén. After selection, the oils are presented in all tourist and agri-food promotional activities of Jaén, and they play a leading role in OleotourJaén tourism strategy.
Jaén provides the perfect setting for olive oil tourism via a varied tourism offer relating to olive groves and olive oil: museums, olive mills, specialised shops, themed restaurants, farmhouses, food tasting sessions, oil tasting events, and much more.