Jose Gourmet: OliveOil DOP
The production of olive oil in the Alentejo region is lost in the memory of time. Romans, Visigoths, and Arabs produced olive oil. It is thought that, even before the presence of these peoples in the region, olive oil was already produced there. Portel, where their olive oils come from, is one of the municipalities that produce the Olive Oil from Alentejo Interior – PDO. Its typically yellowish color, oscillating between golden or greener hues, is associated with the flavors and aromas yielded by the following varieties of olives: Cordovil de Serpa, Cobrançosa, and mainly, Galega Vulgar.