The most decorated olive oil in Spain! Rincón de la Subbetica is incredibly special, and everyone agrees, which is not always the case in the olive community. It has received more than 300 awards since 2003, and it is created at a cooperative. Cooperatives are very common in olive oil-producing countries. Olive oil milling equipment costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. Because of the costs, farmers can’t always afford to purchase this equipment. Milling and branding your own oil is a very costly process, in addition to growing and maintaining the olives. So, the farmers collaborate together to form a cooperative. This way they can all access the milling equipment and additionally market themselves together. This is the case for Almazaras de la Subbética, the cooperative behind this incredible Rincón de la Subbetica hojiblanca.
Because of the coordination that goes into making a successful cooperative, especially around harvest time, it is often challenging to create quality olive oil. Almazaras de la Subbética has challenged this and is creating incredibly high-quality products. With their combined 60 years of experience in the olive oil industry, they really are doing great things. The mill is located inside the Sierras Subbéticas Naural Park, in the region of Córdoba. This Hojiblanca is a Córdoba DOP, every part of the process, creating Rincón de la Subbetica is done in this region.
Perfect for baking. I love this oil in muffins, scones, pancakes, and the like. It’s also a great addition to meaty white fish, cod, halibut, and salmon cakes.