During the planning of our trip, The Trout searched about where to buy the "best" olive oil in France. It was in the area we were going to, so it was put on our travel destination list.
The name of the village is Maussane. The olive oil maker is Jean Marie Cornille. The tasting room was very pretty. The variety of different oils were awaiting us as we entered. A young woman, a member of the family, spoke perfect English and invited us to taste.
We tried 3 different oils and tasted them with a small plastic spoon. Much like wine, you let the oil slowly be pulled into your mouth, hold it and then swallow. It is surprising how they can taste differently. We chose one we liked a lot. It was only a small bottle of black olive oil and we paid 10 Euro.
This was excellent for our salads while we rented the small apartment in Provence. The Trout makes our vinaigrette and with using a fork, he gently whipped the oil with a small amount of Dijon and some lemon juice. It almost turned to mayonnaise in seconds. It was so very good.
Of course, the lettuce we found in the markets was soft and tender. Yes, we enjoyed!!