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Truly passionate of the culture of the olive tree and its precious and healthy olive oil, I was lucky enough to be born in Priego de Córdoba, capital of AOVE. I have been working in olive growing for 30 years now. Since then, I have experienced the professionalisation of the whole sector from cultivation to the elaboration of the ‘liquid gold’, which has contributed to the highest quality standards.

Around the year 2000 I joined the Panel de Cata of Comité Regulador de la Denominación de Origen from Priego de Córdoba, where I developed my role as an olive oil-taster. At the same time, I have been giving courses of introduction to olive oil tasting and elaboration of high quality olive oil, for agrarian professionals and other organizations.

In the year 2010, I was awarded the prize for the Best Virgin Olive-Oil Taster from the VI Edition of the International Competition Oleocata, sponsored by the Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Jaén

In 2013 I became part of the Lidl Spain team as a technical assessor in Quality and Selection of Virgin Olive Oils.

At present, I keep learning and gaining more experience about innovations related to the culture, extraction of the virgin olive oil and its relation to quality, as well as all the beneficial effects derived from a diet rich in healthy fats (PREDIMED).