Moroccan Luxury Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Unfiltered, unblended. Pure and natural. High in health enhancing polyphenols and a taste like no other.
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Our Core Values
From branch to bottle, no shortcuts are taken, no steps are overlooked. Simply the best Picholine Marocaine olives, selected early in the season, handpicked by a co-op of female harvesters, and cold pressed within 24 hours of picking.
The end result is a ‘liquid gold’: an incredibly rare, extra virgin olive oil of exceptional quality, extraordinary health benefits and a taste like none other.
Heritage & SOURCE
From the time of the Romans, Morocco has a rich heritage in producing Extra Virgin olive oil of exceptional quality.
Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a half-day’s drive outside of Marrakech, exists a unique, unspoiled valley with a terroir and microclimate that provides ideal conditions for growing the prized Picholine Marocaine cultivar, the only type of olive used to create Morocco Gold.
Oil from the Picholine Marocaine is renowned for its longevity, also its distinctive green fruitiness, hints of sweet almonds, fresh turf and a hint of herbs. It has the distinctive ‘pepperiness’ of a fine Extra Virgin olive oil, high in health enhancing polyphenols, giving Morocco Gold a clean, well-balanced finish.
It is only recently that this undiscovered source has been appreciated, creating a large demand for this rare and highly sought-after extra virgin olive oil from this unique source from food lovers and culinary connoisseurs alike.
PROVENANCE AND AUTHENTICITY
Morocco Gold exemplifies natural, sustainable agricultural methods. It combines centuries of local cultivation and harvesting knowledge, with our rigorous traceability and quality assurance procedures to bring what is locally considered a ‘noble food’ to international markets.
Uniquely, the results of our annual harvest analysis are printed on each and every bottle of Morocco Gold.
Morocco Gold is leading the way in transforming the Moroccan olive oil sector and setting a new standard for the industry. We work closely with a local co-operative, largely consisting of women.
As a country, Morocco’s agricultural sector employs approximately 40% of the nation’s workforce; women comprising nearly half of these employees. Employment in agriculture has been shown to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. It is known to reduce poverty directly by raising farm incomes, generating employment and reducing food prices.
Morocco Gold is proud to support the empowerment of Moroccan women through employment in the agricultural sector.
With Extra Virgin olive oil deemed the original ‘superfood’, Morocco Gold is a heart-healthy addition to any regular diet and health conscious lifestyle. Morocco Gold is teeming in polyphenols, the antioxidants that work to neutralize free radicals, thus protecting the body from cellular damage.
Extensive research has shown that high quality Extra Virgin olive oil like Morocco Gold helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, aids in digestive health and may even help to prevent diabetes and lessen the severity of osteoporosis.
USING MOROCCO GOLD
Incredibly versatile, its luscious fresh fruity taste can be enjoyed on its own, dipped in bread, with salads and used to make your cooking extra delicious.
See our recipe page for suggestions on how you can use Morocco Gold Extra Virgin olive oil.
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil
WHAT MAKES OUR LUXURY EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL THE BEST?
Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is no ordinary olive oil. It’s not even an ordinary luxury extra virgin olive oil. It’s a step above the rest, and it’s because of the unique geography of our orchards, and our expertise at picking, harvesting and pressing. All of this has given Morocco a long history of magnificent extra virgin olive oil, prized by the Romans as liquid gold. And you don’t have to take our word for it–our multiple gold awards speak for themselves.
Coming from groves in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the climate of Morocco is a perfect Garden of Eden for the olive fruit to thrive in–and it has since time immemorial. With mild winters and warm, dry summers, it is the ideal location for the cultivation of olives.
Aside from the climate, our soil is a perfect blend of clay and coarse sands. It’s an ideal bed for our olive trees.
Despite the fact that Morocco is the fourth-largest exporter of olive oil in the world, it has mostly flown under the radar except for those in the know–and we only produce the best: according to an inspection in 2015 of 279 samples of extra virgin olive oil in Morocco, performed by the International Olive Council, 94% were classified as extra virgin and only 6% were virgin.
Phoenicians brought olives to North Africa around 1000 BCE, and the Roman empire had a huge appetite for North African extra virgin olive oil. It was a culinary staple in Roman diets and highly prized. Long before Tuscany became known as the hotbed of olive oil production around 1100 AD, Morocco had a millenia-old tradition of olive cultivation.
Ground work and tillage is done once in the winter to facilitate rainwater infiltration into the soil, and once in spring to rotate the soil. At the beginning of spring, planting takes place, interspersing almond trees amongst the olives that contribute a hint of almond in Morocco Gold.
Our olives are harvested traditionally by hand, using flexible combs. Nets are placed so the olives never come in contact with the ground. The olives are rushed to the crushing unit, but not before a thorough inspection of each olive for quality. Washed, drained, and stripped of leaves, twigs and other debris, the extraction process begins. Grinding is done with a metal hammer mill, then the paste is kneaded for 40-50 minutes. The time between harvest and pulping never exceeds 48 hours, and Morocco Gold is unfiltered to retain all of its natural properties and goodness.
Our 2019 crop of Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil won the Gold Award from Starpack, a leading award for package goods in the United Kingdom. Past winners include Coca-Cola, Dyson, and Chivas Whiskey, which puts Morocco Gold in good company.
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Today I received the Morocco Gold Olive Oil, and I used it at lunchtime. I could even SEE that this oil is something special as I poured it over my salad. Very nice taste as well. Thank you….I will certainly order it again.
“I’m a complete convert. It is absolutely delicious. I’ve used it for both salads and low temp cooking and it delivers on taste and smell. I also love the premium packaging”.
“The scrummiest olive oil I have had in a very long time! – thank you for getting in my life”
Having tried the best olive oils available in my local supermarket I can confidently say this easily beats them all. If you haven’t tried it yet, treat yourself to one bottle and I promise you it will be the best oil you’ve ever tasted”.
“Absolutely loved the oil. Such incredible quality. A thumbs up from us!”
Just to let you know I have received my bottle of Morocco Gold Olive Oil. I couldn’t resist tasting it immediately and was I pleased. Such a wonderfully rich taste and like no other Olive Oil I have ever tasted. I thought I had a good brand in my cupboard until I listened to Dr Steven Gundry’s Video on Olive Oil. Confidently I went to my cupboard to get out my bottle. No bottled by date, olives bought from four different countries and no polyphenol mention or any other mention for that matter. Immediately I tried to see where I could find Moroccan Olive Oil and came across your website. It is the nicest Olive Oil I have ever tasted and the young man from DPD took your details to order some for his mother. I will be ordering again.
Thank you for such good service.