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10th edition

24th – 28th October 2016

Val d’Orcia (SI) – Italy


stickers_05A course for food lovers, olive oil tasters, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals

This is a course that would suit food lovers, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals who want a deepen their knowledge of the whole production and commercial process of olive oil “from the earth to the plate”

Our goal is to offer a well balanced theory and practical course that will provide participants with the right skills and knowledge to be able to communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on the table, in particular harmonization of olive oil and food pairing.

The olive oil sommelier is a professional that knows how to turn costs into profit opportunities in retail, restaurants and for consumers

At course completion, participants will have acquired skills and certification (Sensory Aptitude Certificate) entitling them to join the International Register of “Olive Oil Experts”.

These new olive oil professionals have the opportunity to be part of a professional olive oil evaluation panel or jurers in international olive oil competitions.

Olive Oil, Wine, Food & Relax

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  • Classroom sessions, guided tastings with more than 50 olive oils of a various origins and practical exercises from Monday to Friday
  • Didactical material
  • The annual subscription at the Association IRVEA
  •  Five overnight stay – Check-in 23th October and Check-out 28th October 2016
  • Five breakfast buffet
  • Five light lunches buffet
  • “Food Culture & Pairing” masterclass with Artisan Cheese and Salumi
  • Two didactic dinners in local restaurants
  • Guided tour of two local wineries/olive grove/olive mill for a true culinary experience
  • Guided tasting of olive oil, wine, local artisan salumi and cheese
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Diploma
  • Sensory Aptitude Certificate
  • I.D. Olive Oil EXPERT / Sommelier Card 2017
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Apron
  • Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Pin
  • A selection the offi cial olive oil standard defects (I.O.O.C. – EU)


  • Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced tasters
  • Minimum age 18 (although children are accepted accompanied by adults) 

Olive Oil Sommelier


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A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy


Autumn Food Experience in Italy

Olive Oil Sommelier & Food Experience in Tuscany


13-17 October 2014Armonie in Cucina - Australia

Immerse yourself in the flavours, scents and beauty the magnificent Val d’Orcia in the heart of Tuscany.

A 5day professional training course to study and improve your knowledge and appreciation of olive oil, gastronomy and wine, with degustations and cooking demonstrations, these are the ingredients of our comprehensive course for the aspiring Professional Olive Oil Sommelier.

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Contacts IRVEA South Hemisphere:

Mob. +61 403 872493