About the Olive Oil Production Cooperative HERE IN PINOS DEL VALLE – SCA San Roque
We thought our followers might be interested to read about the Olive Oil Mill which is located at the top of our village here in Pinos del Valle. The mill has recently started producing a premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil called OroValle and have a website with lots of information about the production process and the cooperative itself. As the website is in Spanish we thought we’d give you an outline in English but if you’d like to know more just visit the website and use good old google translate to read the contents in English (or any other language for that matter).
The Cooperative San Roque can be found on the top road (Juncal) of Pinos del Valle, and is the producer of the Orovalle brand of extra virgin olive oil.
The Cooperative was created in 1943 and is comprised of over 200 farmers from the local area, who, following the tradition of their ancestors, care for the land and its produce with the same passion as those before them. The current mill has adapted to modern times, providing the most modern technology to guarantee quality of the product, and always meeting the most demanding of regulations. For more information about the San Roque mill and how they produce this liquid gold please visit their website:
Orovalle Extra Virgin Oil
This premier olive oil comes from the ancient olive groves of the Lecrín Valley here in the heart of Granada. Among the many treasures that this paradise offers, the most precious of fruit stands out – the olive. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Orovalle, is produced at the Cooperativa San Roque in Pinos del Valle. This product is excellent quality and the taste obtained comes from the Lechín olives used.
ABOUT The Lecin Olive
This is a productive variety of olive with great adaptability – it tolerates cold and drought and its maturation is later than other varieties. Its small fruits offer great resistance to detachment, making harvesting difficult and expensive. Its pale yellow oil contains a good level of healthy fat with a sweet and very fluid flavor, which is well renowned in the area.
Orovalle is characterized as Lechín monovarietal. Its origin comes from the cultivating of centuries-old olive trees of the Lecrín Valley, which alternate on the terraces with citrus and other fruit trees. This gives the oil its unique personality with a different flavor and aroma to that of other oils. For more information about Orovalle olive oil please visit their website.
For anyone visiting Pinos and wanting to take some of this unique product with them to savour at home, bottles can be purchased directly from the San Roque Cooperative at the top of the village – a half litre bottle costs 6 euros.