We discovered that in a nearby village, there is an olive farm that makes one of the best olive oils in the world. They have won gold medals and "best in class" in New York and around the world. The place happens to be owned by the brother of a Swedish woman we met through Iza, It is called Monterosa and we took the opportunity to have a tour one day recently. It was fascinating. Some of the trees on the farm are more than 2000 years old. The Romans made oil here all those many years ago and left behind their technology. The process used today is much the same and these people take their oil very seriously. We had a tasting and we were definitely impressed. We'll certainly be enjoying it while we're here for sure.
Iza gave us a big bottle of fresh squeezed olive oil from the orchard. Like wine, it needs to rest a little while before using.
It's olive harvesting season here. Iza has invited a local couple to pick her prodigious crop. They will provide her with a year's supply of fresh oil. Her trees are hundreds of years old and the olives make the very best oil.