06 Jun

Liquid Gold from Provence

Provence is the only region in France where olive oil is produced. The amoun is miniscule compared to Spain and Italy, but it is growing year by year. The flavors of olive oil reflect the differing soils and climates that they are grown in. The French olive oil is known for its special qualities. Among oils it is considered an excellent one.

The extra virgin olive oil produced in France has exceptionally low acidity. It is a subtle oil, fruity and soft, with not even a hint of bitterness. But with only 2,400 tonnes of olive oil produced each year, compared to Spain's 970,000, and Italy's 420,000, France is not yet at least a leader in olive oil production.

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