Like many Spanish olive oils, the Picual has a medium body, smooth texture, and sweet, buttery taste, but it finishes with a peppery kick that gives it an extra layer of flavor. It is an excellent choice for use as an everyday olive oil.
As an all-purpose oil, the Picual works beautifully in sauces and salads, and is a delicious counterpart to the more flavorful balsamic vinegars. For an appetizer, sprinkle it with assorted grated cheeses and spices and use it as a dipper for your favorite crusty bread. When warmed, the Picual gives off the sweet aroma of ripe tomatoes.