More About Fès-Meknès Olive Oil
The Fès-Meknès region was created by the merger of the Morrocan areas of Fez-Boulemane and Meknes-Tafilalet. The region today has over 4 million residents, about 12% of the country's total population. The central location of Fès-Meknès has made it a critical region to Morocco's economic future. It's the top olive producing region in the country and also controls the majority of the sector's olive crushing capability. The city of Fes is considered a national treasure with great historical significance. The city actually has the oldest medina in Morocco, which was classified as world heritage site by UNESCO in 1981.
The olive groves in the region benefit from the unique microclimate of the fertile Saiis plain, located between the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Many groves here receive irrigation from the nearby Ain Blouz River in addition to the Ras el Maa natural springs. At Olive Oil Lovers the Fès-Meknès region of Portugal is represented by Noor Fès, a delightful monovarietal oil produced from the Moroccan Picholine olive.