Back in 1897, Don Santiago Camacho Roman founded a family business in Seville to produce olive oils. As with all Spaniards, Don Santiago’s home in the sunny Andalucían region of Spain was never without the humble Spanish olive. It was his passion to share Spain’s most delicious olives with others, and so, in 1925, the Fragata Spanish Olive brand was brought to life.
More than 86 years on and Fragata Spanish Olives are now sold across the world and remain a firm favourite and kitchen staple for millions of Spanish families. What’s more, they stick to their roots. A family-run business to this day – now in the fourth generation – the company proudly retains its olive traditions established in 1897.
The ‘Manzanilla’ and ‘Queen’ olives are still picked ‘ordeño’ (by hand) when they’re perfectly ripe from the very same olive groves Don Santiago harvested, and collected in a padded, esparto basket called a ‘macaco’. This centuries old technique ensures the olives are in perfect condition when they reach Fragata customers worldwide.
Fragata Spanish Olives can be used in hundreds of different ways to create authentic Mediterranean dishes and mouthwatering tapas. What better way to create a unique culinary cornet of Spain in your own home – go on, Savour the Flavour of Spain!