How we make it
Salov’s production facility is one of the most modern in Europe.
Our production process goes through many phases, all subject to stringent controls
We monitor the Mediterranean basin analysing climate and agronomic indicators to locate the best growing areas.
The Master Blender begins the selection process with on-site tastings.
A selected sample arrives on site: SALOV assess whether it complies with Company standards.
Approved oils are analyzed by our laboratory, which is able to approve products in compliance with all qualitative and legislative standards. Every year, of 6000 oil samples received, only 6% are considered suitable for Salov oils.
Once the organoleptic and chemical sample’s acceptability has been assessed, we purchase the bulk oil.
All oil that arrives in the factory is analyzed for a second time. Even if just one of the characteristics of the original sample do not correspond to the original, the oil is sent back to the producer.
Correct storage is vital to the quality of the oil. Storage systems vary, depending on the origin and the organoleptic characteristics of the product.
Next, oils are selected for the most important and delicate process in the entire production phase – the blending. In this process, oils with different origins and organoleptic characteristics are mixed to create a finished product with a unique and distinctive taste profile.
Using a panel test, the blend is subjected to further chemical and organoleptic analysis.
The approved product is filtered and made ready for bottling. In accordance with our principles of sustainability and environmental protection, Salov only uses natural products for filtering: diatomaceous flour and cotton cards.
The oil is carefully bottled in different formats and packaging to guarantee we retain the organoleptic profile created by our Master Blenders.
Before the product is despatched, it is subjected to a final quality control test by an external panel.