FEEL Slovenia Podcast

How To Taste Olive Oil: A Visit to the Lisjak Olive Mill

March 04, 2022 Feel Slovenia Season 1 Episode 4
FEEL Slovenia Podcast
How To Taste Olive Oil: A Visit to the Lisjak Olive Mill
Show Notes

On Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, near Koper, there stands an olive oil farm run by the Lisjak family. They produce not only some of the best olive oil in the country, used in Slovenia’s top restaurants, but it is among the best in the world.  Dr Noah Charney visited them for an olive oil tasting and was particularly intrigued by their single source indigenous varietals the sort of product that is not only best here, but which can only grow here.

He spoke with Matej Lisjak, who runs the family business, as well as Petra, a representative from the prestigious Kempinski Palace Hotel in Portoroz. Together they offer a unique experience involving olive oil, truffles and plenty of one-on-one time with Matej himself. What are some tasting tips for olive oil? And what does olive oil made in the northernmost part of the olive producing belt of Europe taste like? Join us to find out this and a whole lot more!

Let us mention also Vintage Gourmet Tour, a tour offered by the Lisjak family, which bears the Slovenia Unique Experience label, which highlights  the most exclusive boutique experiences in Slovenia.