One of the major tourism fairs in the world, FITUR is now generating a lot of incredible experiences in Madrid (Spain).
All areas in Spain are involved into this huge show where you can find, enjoy, taste, touch,dance, etc etc the widely proposal variety of this country.
Inside this long-time-performance, I want to write about Jaen, and related to Olive Oil about Jaen Selection 2015
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Jaen Selection 2015
Every year, the Jaen province government choose eight Olive Oil brands as its headliners in a lot of activities, showcook demos, fairs, comercial events, live tastings and so on.
It’s a very very very good idea, because, there are a lot of olive oil contests around the world, but this one is singular and exceptional from my point of view.
I think it’s a different and nearer to the people contest because Jaen Selection is developed as the Premier League or the NBA of Olive Oils due to different profiles and different souls are involved into the result.
Scientists, technicals, chefs , etc are working under a big pressure in order to choose the best products from this province, where every year competitors make more difficult their work by working hard and making best and more quality products .
Really, this tone near to the high cuisine world and near to the hedonistic tasting ( it’s my opinion) that take this products to a real tour ( like a rock&roll star) makes me love this contest.
Next months there will be a lot of activities around the world whit this eight brands showing their main products in a lot of show cooking performances, fairs, tastings, etc etc. I will keep you updated about this issues.
From this small blog, congratulations to the Jaen Province Governement, to the tasting Panel (Anuncia Carpio, Brigida Jimenez,Juan Ramon Izquierdo,Fernando Martinez,Jose Alba and the great Juan Pablo Gamez).
And, not less important (what a bad joke), to the winners of this great contest.
Let me introduce them:
One of the main brands in the world, they reached the top position in a lot of contests around the world, VIP as Pau Gasol or Ferrnando Alonso gave their image to Castillo de Canena lasts years.
They are one of the companies making the Olive Oil revolution.
And Francisco is a gentleman.
A high experienced company with a hard work behind them. They take quality as a part of their identity and results came.
Behind this great Oil, you can find to Juan and Maria working hard, but reaching success in 2014 & 2015. Really, their project is an inspiration for me and for sure they will get a lot of good things this year.
Please visit their Cortijo.
In our last year poll (asking to the eight Jaen Selection 2014 winners) Melgarejo had a lot of good reviews, they come from Pegalajar, a very nice village in Sierra Magina, they are working hard and don’t stop always walking to the future.
I missed a cooperative in the last edition, but here came Oleocampo and Oleopeñas.
It’s difficult to make a great Olive Oil at high level of competition, but it’s more difficult coming from a cooperative.
That’s why I’m very very happy of finding here these two companies, giving value to theirs members work.
I really know the huge effort and I want to give you congratulations x2.
Oro Bailen is one of the most appreciated Olive Oils in the world, you can find it everywhere ( a great work, an example) you travel. They are one of the big flags of Jaen Province.
I hope they will keep in the same way ( and this year I hope they answer my poll too).
The only organic one this year, from Alcaudete with a lot of year of experience, I hope their work will give them a lot of great days, and to you and me too.
In this group of Olive Oils, you will find great experiences, take into account that they are the winners in the contest that involve the bigger area of Olive trees in the world, where we have been planting, cultivating and collecting olives since a lot of centuries.
Believe me if I say in Jaen we know How To Olive Oil.
I hope you found this article interesting, if I have reason, please, share it wherever you want.
I want to give thanks to the Jaen Province Government and to Marga Reig by taking their pictures.
Be Olive Oil my friend.