Product Review: Morroco Gold – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Morocco Gold Olive Oil review

Luxury Single Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We were asked to try out Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil and since we use a fair bit of olive oil on salads, mozzarella and tomatoes and the like we said yes.  First, a little bit of background.  This olive oil is produced from Picholine Marocaine olives from the Beni Mellal region of Morocco. It is the first Moroccan olive oil available to purchase in the UK.

Look at the bottle – if you buy olive oil like you buy wine, then this is one sleek bottle with luxurious gold lettering which will look the part in your kitchen. It looks more like a bottle of a liqueur than olive oil!

Morocco Gold Olive Oil review

To taste and smell, I poured the oil into a small dish.  The smell is a lot lighter than I expected. A fresh and almost fruity smell.  Not so earthy as with other olive oils.  Colourwise, golden and bright. We used it as a dip for bread – faster and healthier than butter – and then we combined it with some Modena Balsamic to make it that little bit more interesting.

Morocco Gold Olive Oil review

We tried the Morocco Gold drizzled over a plate of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella (Mr Foodie forgot to bring basil in from the shops!) – now this is what good quality olive oil is for!  Get the full flavour by using the oil to coat ingredients like fresh uncooked tomatoes, adding balsamic is recommended too. Add a small grind of salt and there’s summer on a plate!  Also try it with salads, cooked peppers, pasta dishes etc.

Morocco Gold Olive Oil review

This is a really tasty olive oil but with something so good there is a price to pay.  It isn’t cheap at £24.49 but you get what you pay for.  It’s a bit like buying a bottle of wine that you like, Morocco Gold Olive Oil is a similar investment.  If you’ve bought good-quality fresh ingredients for lunch or dinner or want to make a boring salad that little bit more appetising then don’t skimp on the oil!

Morocco Gold Olive Oil can be found in Fortnum & Mason and Partridges or online via the Morroco Gold Olive Oil shop.

morocco gold singl estate extra virgin olive oil
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter ❤️

Join our Facebook Group Glasgow Foodies and share your reviews, tips of where to eat and drink, new places and old places you 💕

[email-subscribers-form id=”{form-id}”]

Disclaimer: we received a bottle of olive oil to test on a few dishes and give our honest thoughts above. We don’t recommend pouring it onto cat kibble though!

fred purr of honour




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

Recommended Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.