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Olive Oil Sommelier Course & Food Experience in Lake Garda

Olive Oil Sommelier & Food Experience

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

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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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The course inclusions

  • 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 9th April and Check-out 13th April 2018
  • 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 2018
  • Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Pin
  • A selection the official olive oil standard defects (I.O.O.C. – EU)

 

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Olive Oil Sommelier in Tuscany

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

23rd  - 27th October 2017

Pienza Val d’Orcia – Siena – Italy

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NEXT EDITION: Lake Garda, 9-13 April 2018

(Subscriptions will be opened in the next few days!) 

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A wonderfully exciting olive oil & Food experience for those who want a deeper knowledge of the production, commercial processes, tasting and innovative use in the kitchen and restaurants of olive oil “…from the earth to the table”.

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.

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THE COURSE INCLUSIONS

  • 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 22nd October and Check-out 27th October 2017
  • 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 2018
  • Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Pin
  • A selection the official olive oil standard defects (I.O.O.C. – EU)

Location overview

Course will be held in the Conference Room of the Hotel Residence San Gregorio in the wonderful landscape of Val d’Orcia

Via della Madonnina, 4, 53026 Pienza (SI)

Ph. +39 0578 748059 – 0578 490064 – 800917019 Fax + 39 0578 748354

E-mail: info@sangregorioresidencehotel.it

www. sangregorioresidencehotel.it

Relish your stay in the Hotel Residence San Gregorio, built on the ruins of an opera house of the 1930s, in perfect harmony with the elegance, grace and charm of the ideal Renaissance city.

Enjoy the enduring beauty of the surrounding scenery from the delightful garden and the outdoor pool, a heavenly retreat within the Hotel.

This very same landscape has inspired many artists over the past centuries!

Combine a stay in Val d’Orcia with the visits to local producer of typical products

Learn to taste olive oils coming worldwide for a learning holiday with a difference.

Suitability

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

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A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy

 


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OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE & Food Experience

10th edition

24th – 28th October 2016

Val d’Orcia (SI) – Italy

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE & Food Experience

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

Download complete program and application form

THE COURSE INCLUSIONS

  • 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)

Suitability

  • 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

 

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Olive Oil Sommelier on Lake Garda

8th Edition – Training Course for Professional Olive Oil Sommelier

11th – 15th May 2015 –  Riva del garda (TN) – Italy

A 5 Day fully comprehensive course in the beautiful setting of Lake Garda. Food, EVOO, relax. Learn while living the good life in Italy.

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Join us a 5 days professional training course to study and improve your knowledge & appreciation of olive oil, gastronomy & wine, with degustations and cooking demonstrations.

These are the ingredients of our comprehensive course for the aspiring Olive Oil Sommelier.

A 5 Day course that covers olive harvest, oil extraction and assessment processes, cooking and finally olive oil food pairing experience and tasting.

A high level qualification course designed for those who wish to become true experts in the selection and alternative use of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

This course will suit professional and aspiring olive oil tasters, buyers, retailers, promoters, restaurateurs, chefs, and all those interested in becoming a Professional Olive Oil Sommelier.

THE COURSE INCLUDES:

  • Classroom, guided tastings with more than 50 olive oils from international origins and practical exercises 
  • Didactical Dinner in typical restaurant Five Light Lunch
  • UsfJ-novembre-corso-di-cucina4One Master Class “Culture Food & Pairing”
  • Visits in oil mill, local wineries, cheese and balsamic vinegar producer
  • Pen Drive with Course materials and official defects from I.O.O.C. 
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Apron & Pin – I.D. Professional Sommelier Card 

A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy

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Olive Oil Sommelier & Food Experience in Lake Garda

 8th Edition – Training Course for Professional Olive Oil Sommelier

11th – 15th May 2015 –  Riva del garda (TN) – Italy

A 5 Day fully comprehensive course in the beautiful setting of Lake Garda. Food, EVOO, relax. Learn while living the good life in Italy.

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Join us a 5 days professional training course to study and improve your knowledge & appreciation of olive oil, gastronomy & wine, with degustations and cooking demonstrations.

These are the ingredients of our comprehensive course for the aspiring Olive Oil Sommelier.

A 5 Day course that covers olive harvest, oil extraction and assessment processes, cooking and finally olive oil food pairing experience and tasting.

A high level qualification course designed for those who wish to become true experts in the selection and alternative use of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)FILEminimizer thm_Giuria_b

This course will suit professional and aspiring olive oil tasters, buyers, retailers, promoters, restaurateurs, chefs, and all those interested in becoming a Professional Olive Oil Sommelier.

What is an Olive Oil Sommelier? 

A Professional Olive Oil Sommelier has a thorough knowledge of the full production process of olive oil – “from the grove to the bottle” – and is highly skilled in the selection, classification, promotion and rational use of olive oil.

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Our goal is to offer a well balanced theory and practical course that will provide students with the right skills and knowledge to be able to communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on the plate, in particular, the harmonization of EVOO & Food.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have acquired skills and certification, entitling them to join the International Register of Olive Oil Experts and to be part of professional olive oil evaluation panels.

THE COURSE INCLUDES:

  • Classroom, guided tastings with more than 50 olive oils from international origins and practical exercises 
  • Didactical Dinner in typical restaurant Five Light Lunch
  • UsfJ-novembre-corso-di-cucina4One Master Class “Culture Food & Pairing”
  • Visits in oil mill, local wineries, cheese and balsamic vinegar producer
  • Pen Drive with Course materials and official defects from I.O.O.C. 
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Apron & Pin – I.D. Professional Sommelier Card 

A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy

in collaboration with

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Olive Oil & Andalusian Experience

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A course conceived and organized by Olive Oil Academy and Olive Oil Experts

 When: Monday 13 – Friday 17 April 2015

Where: Sevilla – Andalusia – Spain

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Complete programme and application form

451_la-catedral-y-la-giralda-de-sevillaA 5 Day course that covers olive harvest, oil extraction and assessment processes, cooking and finally olive oil food pairing experience and tasting.

A high level qualification course designed for those who wish to become true experts in the selection and alternative use of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

This course will suit professional and aspiring olive oil tasters, buyers, retailers, promoters, restaurateurs, chefs, and all those interested in becoming a Professional Olive Oil Sommelier.

Afternoon activities are spent discovering the excellence of the Andalusia region with visits to various facilities (refer course program  content)

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A Professional Olive Oil Sommelier has a thorough knowledge of the full  production process of olive oil – “from the grove to bottle” – and is highly skilled in the selection, classification, promotion and rational use of olive oil.

Our goal is to offer a well balanced theory and practical course that will provide students with the right skills and knowledge to be able to communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on the plate, in particular, the harmonization of EVOO & Food pairing…

At course completion, participants will have acquired skills and qualification, entitling them to join the International Register of Olive Oil Experts and to be part of professional olive oil evaluation panels.

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Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Certificate:

Upon successful completion of the 5 day course, participants will be competent in the technical assessment, evaluation, classification and use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

This certification qualifies the holder to join the “International Register of Olive Oil Experts” and to participate in professional olive oil evaluation panels.

The Professional Olive Oil Sommelier is:

• A highly skilled taster and classifier EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

• An expert who combines sensory analysis with a thorough knowledge of  the entire production chain

• A guide who can advise on best practices for the selection, pairing and alternative use of extra virgin olive oil: from soil to table.

International Extravirgin Olive Oil Agency 

ph. +39 011 19567218 – fax +39 0521 148 0029 mob. +39 338 53 94 663 – +39 347 49 13 924

E-mail: info@oliveoilagency.org Website: www.oliveoilagency.org 

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Italian EVOO in Taiwan

taiwanThe Clubalogue Society is organizing an event on an “Introduction and appreciation of the wonderful world of Extra Virgin Olive Oil” which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan between 08 – 14 December, 2014.

This news fills us with great satisfaction in knowing that the event is organized by Huang Xiaowen, who attended the Olive Oil Sommelier course, organized by IRVEA in April this year and successfully obtained her certificate of ‘Professional Olive Oil Sommelier’.

We are also very proud to announce that one of the key speakers at the meet is Marco Antonucci, our IRVEA delegate for Northern Italy and National Coordinator for International Olive Oil Experts (IOOE), the  Inter-professional Group established in 2012 by IRVEA for the certification and updating of professional skills of olive oil experts and tasters.

This is an important showcase for olive oil of excellence and for Italian knowhow and professionalism in this field, which IRVEA as always, supports and promotes.

All that remains is to wish both the organizers and participants a heartfelt “good luck”.

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L’extravergine italiano vola a Taipei

taiwanDall’8 al 14 dicembre la società Clubalogue organizza a Taipei un incontro di avvicinamento e divulgazione legato al mondo dell’extravergine.

La notizia ci riempie di soddisfazione per diversi motivi.

A organizzare l’evento è Xiaowen Huang che nell’aprile scorso ha partecipato al corso per Sommelier organizzato da IRVEA ottenendo il certificato di Professional Olive Oil Sommelier.

Inoltre, uno dei docenti del Corso è Marco Antonucci, delegato IRVEA per il Nord Italia e Coordinatore Nazionale degli Oliveoil Experts by IRVEA che ha personalmente selezionato parte degli oli, tutti rigorosamente italiani, che verranno portati e utilizzati in questa trasferta asiatica.

Si tratta, infine, di una grande vetrina per l’olio extravergine italiano di eccellenza che noi da sempre promuoviamo.

Non resta dunque che augurare un sentito in bocca al lupo a organizzatori e partecipanti.

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Val d’Orcia since 10 years World Heritage site

The landscape of Val d’Orcia is part of the agricultural hinterland of Siena, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata.

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It is characterised by gentle and conical hills with fortified settlements on top occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.

The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia, and particularly depictions of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have come to be seen as icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking

This is only one of the reasons that allowed that in 2004 the Val d’Orcia was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites

Immerse yourself in the magnificent Val d’Orcia in the heart of Tuscany with the Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Course

 

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Discovering Flavours… Aromatic herbs and extra virgin olive oil

Aromatic Herbs and Extra virgin Olive Oil: raw, fresh or cooked, they are always delicious!

Herbs have always been an important part of cooking culture all over the world. Everybody uses them, to a greater or lesser degree, to enhance their dishes, both raw and cooked.
However, it is important to be able to use them correctly; fresh raw herbs can be chopped and mixed but don’t cook them for any significant time.

Always use herbs to improve the taste of fish, meat, vegetables, soups and desserts to enhance their appeal.

During the Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Course being held in Val d’Orcia in the heart of Tuscany, there will be cooking demonstrations showing you how to use EVOO and fresh herbs to finish off each dish in perfect harmonization.

This simple but effective recipe by chef Gregory Nalon, requires the use of raw, fresh herbs vacuum cooked at very low temperatures with olive oil.

Curry lobster salad with sweet-sour pickled vegetables and fumé herbs.
By chef Gregory Nalon

Ingredients for 4 people:
n° 12 lobster tails, 5 g curry; 20g egg white; 30 g Tropea onion; 30 g white onion; 40 g red bell pepper ; 10 g chopped fresh herbs (thyme, parsley, wild fennel, chives); 20 g extra virgin olive oil, scented with sage and rosemary; 15 g classic extra virgin olive oil; 20g white vinegar; 10 g white sugar; 2g salt; 0.5 g white pepper; 1 bay leaf; 2 g fresh ginger; 20 g basil leaves

Take the lobster tails out of their shells, wash them and dust them with curry after dipping them in whisked egg white. Steam them at 76°C for about 7 minutes, laying them on top of the fresh basil.

Clean and cut the vegetables, than put them in a special bag for vacuum cooking and season them with sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and classic extra
virgin olive oil.

Close the bag and cook the vegetables for about 10 minutes. Change the vacuum cooking bag, add the chopped herbs and the seasoned extra virgin olive oil.

Close the bag and cook in the oven at 68°C for 20 minutes.

Dish arrangement:
Plate the sweet and sour vegetables, lay the lobsters on top, season with some of the cooking sauce and the seasoned oil.

Decorate and serve.

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Herbs, discovering taste
When men were even more like monkeys, fire and salt were used to make food tastier and longer lasting. And only then did they start to stand out from the animals. But culinary taste probably had to wait for the discovery of herbs and spices, paying the price of stomachache.
A common long-ago origin, perhaps dating back to the beginning of trade between wooded and lagoon areas and between deserts and mountains.

Highly sought-after and precious, they were worth their weight in gold and were even recognised (for example in 11th century Venice) as a valid way of paying taxes. An important chapter in our gastronomic history, not to mention in medicine itself (syrups, infusions, compresses, ointments…) at least until the early 17th century. And perhaps even before (although not confirmed by science) as aphrodisiacs, an illusion which considered prodigious the root of the mandrake, a Solanaceae widespread in Mediterranean countries, as recognised by the Greek physician Dioscorides and confirmed by Pliny the Elder (although lacking in credibility in such matters).

For the Romans, however, lettuce, mallow and wall-rocket were enough. For the great agronomist Columella, wall-rocket aroused dulled passions, while other unidentified herbs ended up in infusions, distillates and even desserts. Always with the same hopes. But no-one has ever confessed to using these incentives…
Then the times changed and we ended up with oysters and champagne which have nothing in common with herbs, but are supposed to have the same prodigious qualities as certain wild herbs. What is sure, however, is that these wild or cultivated herbs are able to add a distinctive touch to particular international or local, refined or traditional, ways of cooking meat or fish, in which spices and herbs play a leading part.
Anise, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, chilli pepper and saffron are all spices (powder, leaves and dried bark) able to characterise any dish, not to mention their healing aspects (stimulating, digestive, purifying, toning, sedative…).

And herbs? Garlic, basil, onion, fennel, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, shallots, celery, thyme… fresh herbs so common they are even cultivated indoors. Flavours which together or on their own are added to food to make it stand out, transforming the humblest of kitchens into a genuine laboratory of taste. As confirmed by academics and chefs.

Courtesy SIRMAN/Zafferano anno 13/ 37 del 2011

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