Cured olives. Dan Perez

The Middle East's Most Famous Olive Oil Seeks to Rebrand Itself

Now is the time to visit olive presses in the Galilee, where a few growers aim to bring the region’s superlative oil to world prominence

It’s the beginning of the olive harvest season, but the doors of Musa Halaf’s oil press in the Beit Kerem Valley in the Galilee are shut. In Rameh, where Halaf was born, the olives are harvested later than in...

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