Olive trees dominate the landscape of Salento and olive oil is a fundamental ingredient in the local cuisine. Apulian olive oil is now well-known and appreciated all over the world and many awards have been given to the excellent oil of several local producers.

The taste of Salento’s extra-virgin olive oil is the fresh and genuine expression of the typical local varieties, such as leccina and cellina olives. It is very good for cooking, but also delicious if consumed raw on bread and with all kinds of vegetables.