The oil of Olesa, known by the brand name Oulesa, is unique and exclusive to the municipality, as it is extracted from the palomar or “Olesan” variety of olive, native to the region. Defined as mature and balanced, with medium fruitiness, notable for its low level of acidity and high oleic acid content. Oulesa is a smooth oil, slightly sweet, that is especially recommended for eating raw, as it brings out the flavor of the food.
The palomar olive tree is a very strong, upright tree that is grown in small orchards on slate-rich soils. The olives are picked directly with a manual picking system and the pressing time does not exceed 48 hours, enhancing the quality of the oil. The oil is stored in stainless steel containers in a refrigerated chamber at a fixed and stable temperature to prevent any loss or change in its properties. This work has enabled it to obtain the commercial category of Extra Virgin, approved by Catalonia’s Official Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Panel.
There are many stories about Olesa’s oil—like the one that it was the favorite oil of King Ferdinand VI—and it has won numerous awards and distinctions, such as the prizes it received at the Barcelona World Fairs of 1898 and 1929, or being listed among the 70 best oils in the world at the 10th International Olive Oil Competition in Zúrich in 2011.
The whole process, all of which is carried out in Olesa, is controlled down to the last detail: from olive picking to oil bottling. Oulesa oil is pressed in the municipality’s Oil Mill, managed by the agricultural processing company Oliveraires Palomar Olesana with the support and participation of the Fundació Agrícola Olesana. The company’s objective is to promote our oil and our local variety of olive. In fact, it has already started being exported to California and made an appearance at the food festival held in 2015 in the Chinese city of Yantai.
Buy Olesa Oil
Fundació Agrícola Olesana (store): Carrer de Miquel Coll i Alentorn, no. 3 - Phone: 669 48 47 71
Fundación (head office): Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé, no. 94 - Phone: 93 778 13 97 (all day during olive milling season; afternoons only the rest of the year).
Or contact the members of the Board:
687 90 08 34 (Felip Gibert)
695 07 55 40 (Miquel Picart)
690 00 87 26 (Josep Maria Gibert)
Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.
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