Production and sales of the wonderful olive oil produced in Mallorca under the 'Denominación de Origen'
Production and sales of the wonderful olive oil produced in Mallorca under the 'Denominación de Origen' (DO) Oli de Mallorca were up to over 183 thousand litres last year, making 2013 the best year
in the history of the DO!
Whilst this may not seem a lot in comparison to the vast olive producing regions in the rest of Spain where, for example in Jaen and Cordoba, you can drive for mile after mile without seeing
anything else but olive trees, it is a quality oil which is produced in Mallorca. With its superb flavour, Mallorca oil should be reserved for salad dressings or used on delicious bread with garlic
or tomatoes and never used for cooking!
Harvesting Olives for the Treurer brand of Oil
The vast majority of last year's oil was consumed in Mallorca but around 36 thousand litres were sold in Spain and the rest of the world. In Europe, the Germans took 75% of the sales and the
Japanese made up 66% of the sales to the rest of the world with countries as far afield as China, Mexico and Arabia also using Mallorca oil.
If you're on holiday here and want to take some delicious oil home as a souvenir, then Palma airport is the best place to buy some because of the restrictions on carrying liquids aboard planes.
There are several outlets beyond the security barriers which sell excellent local oils including the Duty Free shop and El Corte Ingles.
Meanwhile have a look at this video with English subtitles which explains how one of the oil producers – Jornets – make their oil. Fascinating, isn't it?