A product synonymous with the Alentejo, olive oil has been an integral part of the Mediterrean diet for over 6,000 years. Olive oil is now a major product of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, which farms an area of some 400 hectares. The most widely grown olive varieties are Galega, Cobrançosa, Cordovil and Verdeal, producing fine quality olive oils.
Only olives harvested directly from the olive trees are used in the extraction of olive oil.
Olive oil is one of the strategic goals of the agricultural activity of Eugenio de Almeida Foundation.