One of the really great things about being involved with Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is that you get to see some truly spectacular parts of this fascinating country. We were invited to the Beni Mellal horse festival. A truly exciting local cultural spectacle.
Morocco Gold was truly honoured to be invited as guests to the festival at Beni Mellal. This remarkable horse festival celebrates Sidi Muhammed Ben Lachen, a fifteenth century patron saint. There is an age-old pride and tradition attached to this event. It’s foundation lay in the ancient horsemanship culture of the region. It attracts hundreds of horse breeders and owners to show off their beautifully groomed thoroughbreds. The horses are of the finest stock and include Arab-Berbers, Arab stallions and Barbary mares.
The riders dress in traditional garments, gandouras and djellabas, the national dress of the country. Riding at great pace the horsemen shot in the air to display their skills. The riders take every part of the festival very seriously.
Sometimes, they even let you join in!
We were honoured to meet with the Governor of the Azilal province and present his excellency with a bottle of Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil.
With 2 million tons of olives harvested this season, Morocco has become the world’s fourth largest olive oil producer.
Morocco Gold brings this wonderful ‘superfood’ to all health conscious, discerning food lovers across all cultures and culinary backgrounds. Our extra virgin olive oil is natural, unfiltered, ultra premium and polyphenol rich. Our oil’s exquisite taste and health enhancing qualities are guaranteed by our rigorous testing and provenance.
Morocco Gold use strict adherence to single estate sourcing, with no blending or mixing.