The lovely people at Morocco Gold sent me a bottle of single estate olive oil to review. Morocco Gold is a seriously high end, luxury single estate olive oil, made and pressed in the foothills of the Atlas mountains.
Review: Morocco Gold single estate olive oil from the foothills of the Atlas Mountains
The first thing I noticed was the bottle which is made from black glass. It’s a sleek minimalist bottle with elegant gold lettering. Morocco Gold single estate olive oil looks more like a bottle of liqueur. Can you make cocktails with olive oil? Apparently, you can. Try the Slick Rick a gin-based cocktail with olive oil, lemon juice, and egg white.
I opened the bottle and was greeted by a pleasant, refreshingly light, fresh fruity even citrusy smell. Nothing like my usual cooking olive oil, which has a deep, woody earthy smell. There’s something really uplifting with Morocco Gold olive oil.
And yes, Morocco Gold single estate olive oil is golden. I would describe this olive oil as a translucent gold, with just a hint of green.
Now to the important part. Taste. Morocco Gold olive oil has a light, fruity taste. It’s not overpowering and it doesn’t have bitter undertones that cheaper olive oils have. I blended some Morocco Gold olive oil with white balsamic vinegar for a dipping sauce – the combination was truly delightful.
Price. OK, this is a high-end luxury product and is currently only available in Fortnum & Masons in Piccadilly and Partridges on the Kings Road. This is an olive oil for a special occasion. With Christmas coming up, Morocco Gold single estate olive oil would make an excellent present for the foodie in your life.
Morocco Gold single estate olive oil
Morocco Gold is a single estate olive oil. It is made with olives grown and pressed in the foothills of the Altas Mountains, in the Beni Mellal region 200km outside Marrakesh.
This single estate olive oil is produced by a co-operative that encourages, supports and empowers women to work in agriculture and get out of poverty. This is an olive oil with a conscience.
Where to buy Morocco Gold olive oil
Morocco Gold olive oil has only just arrived in the UK and is available at luxury grocers, Fortnum and Mason, Picadilly priced at £29.95 for 500mls and Partridges on the King’s Road.
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