One of our objectives in launching Ralda+Friends was to spread the culture of olive oil and its health benefits. For this reason, we have retrieved an interesting article published in the magazine Oleo, entitled “Unfiltered olive oil, neither better nor more natural” (originally in Spanish). Signed by Ms. Laura Sandúa Escribano, general manager of Aceites Sandúa in November 2022, the article talks about the differences between filtered and unfiltered olive oils, given that consumers do not usually know the difference and sometimes they think that they are products of different quality or that they have undergone chemical treatment processes. The...

As proud members of the Godall Cooperative, at Ralda+Friends we are happy to introduce a new and very interesting proposal. From December, you can enjoy guided tours to our facilities every day of the year. Throughout the visits, our guests will get a complete understanding of the whole production process of one of the best olive oils around. Also, they will have the opportunity to touch genuine millenary olive trees and taste the final product. The tours include: A tour to the millenary olive trees: participants will be guided to a close plantation, to see and touch genuine millenary olive...

On Sunday, March 13, around twenty Friends and Adopters of Ralda + Friends gathered in Godall to celebrate the traditional Annual Encounter. It was a very international group with over 20 people of 5 nationalities with people from Argentina, Peru, South Africa and Italia living between Ampolla, Barcelona, Tamarit, Salou and Terrassa. Because of the pandemic, the last meeting took place 2 years ago already. Finally, though, we all enjoyed the warmth and finery of our village and its Oil and Asparagus Fair with its new format in the hearth of Godall. The group gathered at Ralda’s house from 10.00...

On June 21st, the Lacrima Olea brand made its debut in such an emblematic space as the Boqueria Market, in the very historical center of Barcelona. The event coordinated by Pierre Ralda on behalf of Godall Cooperative was attended by 3 outstanding Olive Oil Hosts: the gastronomic journalist Tana Collados, the Barcelonas chef Ada Parellada (Semproniana Restaurant) and the Michelin one stars chef (and ambassador of Terres de l’Ebre) Jeroni Castell (Les Moles Restaurant) shared a round table and subsequent culinary demonstration on the benefits of extra virgin olive oil from Godall. Our village, its ancient olive trees, and the...

The blog Aceites de España just reminded us that it was in 2010 when UNESCO proclaimed the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This recognition has served to give greater international popularity to a diet of which we are a proud and integral part. The Diet refers not only to the food we eat, but also to how it is produced and how it is consumed. Eating with more people (with family or friends) and doing it in a balanced way and from healthy and unprocessed foods such as our Extra Virgin Oilive Oil are basic requirements. In...