On December 14, the closing activity of the Barcelona International Welcome took place in the popular Boquería Market. It was a live show cooking with chef Joe Woodward teaching all the attendees how to prepare an innovative menu, based on traditional dishes of the Catalan culture. The Barcelona International Welcome is an annual program of activities promoted by the Barcelona City Council: Information sessions, networking, seminars and conferences, city tours, courses, workshops are a full range of events organized especially for the Barcelonas international community to help them to obtain information and resources, make new contacts and discover the city...

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...

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...

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...