Extra virgin olive oil is an exciting ingredient for cooking both savoury or sweet dishes. Ideally, you will enjoy it raw, accompanied by delicate flavours that will not overshadow its aromas and taste. The best company for extra virgin olive oil comes in the form of vegetables (raw, boiled or fried), fresh fish, white cheeses or freshly-baked bread.

Pulses are another harmonious combination with a high nutritional value. As a general rule for dishes prepared with olive oil, reduced cooking times and low temperatures preserve its nutritional value. An even better idea is to add raw olive oil to each dish as you serve it.

In salads, olive oil makes the smoothest and healthiest dressing. And even if you prefer more complicated dressings or dips, don’t forget that olive oil is the ideal base for them, as it enhances the other ingredients and adds wonderful texture.