A recent study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment defines Switzerland as one of the countries with the highest expected growth in olive oil consumption in the coming years. ICEX is a public body under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, which regularly researches the state of international markets. In its report from last December, which can be downloaded at this link, it explains that the Swiss country will increase its demand for olive oil by up to 18% in quantity and value until 2024, and that there are three factors driving this interest: the foodie trend, the healthy...

We want to begin 2021 sharing a practical article with all our friends and clients. We want to explain the different types of oils (and olive products) that are currently marketed, to help you distinguish their characteristics. There are basically four types of oils. Sorted from highest to lowest quality they  are the following: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). It is the most valuable. It is exactly the juice of olives, pressed physically (manually or mechanically) and has a maximum acidity of 0.8º. It has a fruity aroma and no impurity. Virgin Olive Oil (VOO). It is also obtained by...

From Ralda+Friends we want to say goodbye to this complicated year and wish you all the Best for Next Year with this picture we made yesterday Tuesday 23 of December, Alfredo, Nicolas and Pierre at La Plana during the recollection of olives. For a lot of people, it is just another photo in the middle of our olive trees but for us it is very symbolic because it is the first time since August 2019 that the Ralda Family of Barcelona and the Ralda(s) of Geneva meet again in Godall. In general Alfredo uses to come at Godall a minimum...

We are sure that you ate receiving as we do a lot of emails and messages regarding the Black Friday promotions. But this year, at Ralda+Friends we have decided to not join this planetary initiative which promotes any kind of consumption and expenses. As you may know, we are facing a particularly complicated year. If 12 months ago you had asked us how the situation would be in November 2020, nobody would have imagined the Covid19 crisis and its effect to the world economy.  Therefore, Ralda+Friends want to make a different proposal and set up a special promotion from now...

We are very proud to share with you some of the most recent achievements of Godall’s Cooperative, of which our family forms part and where we produce and bottle our Olive Oils.   1- New Corporate Branding and new Website (www.lacrimaolea.com). With different sections, since a blog until an online shop, available on several languages, this change is a new step to show to the world that the Olive Oil of Godall is becoming a real Premium Brand recognised in and out of our borders.   2- New varieties of Premium Oils, such as the Millenary Olive Oil, Ecological, Aromatic...