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...

After months of Russian hostilities in Ukraine and signs of an economic downturn, the olive oil sector is suffering across Europe. According to the European Commission’s summer report on the EU agricultural market, world agricultural prices have soared by 30% since the start of the invasion, largely due to the general increase in production costs (fertilisers, electricity, heating, transport, refrigeration, etc.) linked to the activity. Uncertainty and lower expectations for olive production in the coming year are also playing a role. The Commission also estimates that these higher production prices will gradually be passed on to the prices paid by...

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...