The olive and the production of oil are factors that contribute to the sustainability and development of Somontano. The heritage of the land gives cause to contemplate the biodiversity of the olive and its rich and historical past, and also provides the perfect excuse to taste exceptional oils; the true liquid gold of Somontano.
Modern industries live side by side with traditional oil mills. Thus, the past and present join together to provide top quality oil, made from genuine varieties, such as “alquezrana” and “verdeña”, and other better known ones, like “empeltre” and “blancal”, providing the cuisine with colour, aroma, personality and flavour.
Several mills offer guided tours of their facilities where see the process of obtaining oil and tasting it product.
Somontano olive oil also has a strong presence in the local hotels and restaurants.