Hello everyone! 😉 The
Priego de Córdoba
Do you know the town of Priego de Córdoba? It is southeast of the province of Córdoba, and has about 22 thousand inhabitants according to 2019 data. Its history as a town originates from what was the Caliphate of Córdoba, in 745 AD and from the hands of the Muslims who conquered the Peninsula Iberian.
At that time when it was Muslim, it took the name of Bago (Priego), to pass into Castilian hands in 1341, once King Alfonso XI finally reconquered it.
In 1881, King Alfonso XII granted it the title of City due to the increase in population. It was also in the 19th century when illustrious citizens such as Don Niceto Alcalá-Zamora y Torres (1877-1949), the first President of the Second Spanish Republic, were born.
Mountain and climate
Once you have carefully reviewed the History of this illustrious Villa, you will ask yourself: How is it possible that such a small town is famous throughout the world for its olive oil?
Obviously, the answer is where Priego de Córdoba and the towns that make up the subbetic region of Cordoba are located; in the surroundings of the Sierras Subbéticas de Córdoba Natural Park.
The mountainous relief of this Natural Park and its “continentalized” Mediterranean climate due to the remoteness of the sea coast meet ideal climatic conditions. The
Buy olive oil from Priego de Córdoba
Of course, if there is a place to buy Premium olive oil, that is Priego de Córdoba and its region. In the subbetic region of Cordoba there are eleven municipalities. And which are the following: Almedinilla, Benamejí, Cabra, Carcabuey, Doña Mencía, Encinas Reales, Fuente-Tójar, Iznájar, Lucena, Luque, Palenciana, Priego de Córdoba, Rute and Zuheros.
Thus, in the region there are many brands of olive oil that are produced by the different oil mills. Although the most famous are in Priego de Córdoba and surroundings. It is here that one of the most important
This PDO works with exceptional quality controls and standards that guarantee the origin of the product. In addition to the control of production, storage and packaging.
But what characteristics does olive oil from Priego de Córdoba have in common, and especially those that comply with the PDO? First of all, the
Regarding the sensory properties, and depending especially on the time of the olive harvest, these olive oils offer a wide range of possibilities. Thus, from more ripe and sweet nuances when harvested late, to the
This Premium EVOO (or Gourmet, as we call it), displays herbaceous and fruity nuances on the nose that are reminiscent of tomato and apple, respectively. Likewise, its entry into the mouth surprises with a
Brands and oil mills
The most famous extra virgin olive oil brands that are currently under this PDO are:
The rest of the oil brands that also comply with the PDO are of an excellent quality. They are the following:
As for the most relevant oil mills, obviously, they are the ones that produce the most famous olive oil. Firstly, we highlight
There are other very relevant olive oil brands despite not being covered by the Priego de Córdoba PDO. It is worth highlighting
Visit the area
Finally, like everything in life, until you know the places, their products and their people, you do not get to appreciate everything they can offer you. Therefore, do not hesitate and visit this wonderful town to taste its olive oils, or buy
See you in the next post!